Michael Ignatieff - Open Society Foundations

Ignatieff exposes the issue of America’s dominant positionin the world and its refusal to abide by the very rules that it helps to createand to enforce on others. This “American exceptionalism” has both longhistorical roots and important implications for the world’s human rightsregime. This collection of essays, in which other thinkers respond toIgnatieff’s thesis, came out of a year-long lecture series sponsored by theCarr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government atHarvard University when Ignatieff was its director. The contributors are: StanleyHoffmann, Paul Kahn, Harold Koh, Frank Michelman, Andrew Moravcsik, JohnRuggie, Frederick Schauer, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Carol Steiker, and CassSunstein.

 Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.  Edited by Michael Ignatieff.
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Michael Grant Ignatieff, writer, broadcaster, professor, politician (born 12 May 1947 in Toronto, ON). Ignatieff distinguished himself internationally as an award-winning academic, commentator and author. He returned to Canada and entered politics, serving as Liberal Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 to 2011. In the 2011 federal election, Ignatieff led the Liberal party to a crushing loss in which Stephen Harper's Conservative Party formed a majority and Jack Layton’s NDP formed the new Official Opposition.


Michael Ignatieff is a member of the Open Society Global Board.

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Michael Ignatieff is a Canadian writer, teacher, and former politician. He is president and rector of Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.