Michael Ignatieff is a Canadian writer, teacher, and former politician.
Ignatieff 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.
His 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)
Ignatieff holds a joint professorial appointment at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He also holds the Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York.
- From War to a Global Ethic
- The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics
- Re-Imagining a Global Ethic
- The Lesser Evil: Hard Choices in a War on Terror
- Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry
Other Related Resources
- Carnegie Council Centennial
- Global Ethical Dialogues
- Michael Ignatieff Writes of Hard Lessons Learned in Politics
- Deciding When to Use Force for Humane Reasons
- Global Ethical Dialogues: Concept Paper
- Reimagining a Global Ethic (Lead Article in Symposium)
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2013