Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is a Canadian writer, teacher and former politician. He holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at King’s College, Cambridge and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  He served in the Parliament of Canada and was leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Ignatieff's books include The Needs of Strangers, (1984), Scar Tissue (1992), Blood and Belonging, (1993) The Warrior’s Honour, (1997) Isaiah Berlin (1998) The Rights Revolution (2000) Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (2001), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004) and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013).

He is the Centennial chair at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and the Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


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Focus: Democracy, Diplomacy, Education, Ethics, Governance, Human Rights, Canada, Americas, Global


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Last Updated: Jul 03, 2014

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