Michael Ignatieff (2013)


Dr. Michael Ignatieff, Canadian scholar, author and former politician, gave the 2013 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics on “The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics.” Formerly Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Ignatieff currently holds joint professorial appointments with the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also the Chair for the Carnegie Council Centennial Project, “Ethics for a Connected World,” meant to stimulate current and future generations to consider the role of ethics in an increasingly interconnected world. Dr. Ignatieff has published on subjects such as the English penal system, the human need for community, modern warfare, and human rights. He is perhaps best known for his biography of British academic Sir Isaiah Berlin, as well as the books Blood and Belonging (1993), an analysis of nationalism in post-Soviet countries, and The Rights Revolution (2000), a look at how group rights and individual rights interact and what the role may be of collective responsibility.