Prof. dr. M.G. (Michael) Ignatieff
Honorary Promoter Prof. Dr. Willem van Genugten - 2007 –Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Michael Grant Ignatieff (born 1947, Toronto) is a Canadian writer, politician, and Professor of International Relations.
Ignatieff studied history and wrote about human rights and military interventions for many years. He has published in The Observer, The New Yorker and The New York Times, among other publications.
From 2000 to 2007, he was head of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Ignatieff also taught at Cambridge, Harvard, and the University of Toronto, made programs for the BBC, and wrote several books on politics, democracy and morality. Several titles were translated into Dutch, including American Empire: The Burden (2003) and The Lesser Evil. Political Ethnics in the Age of Terror (2004).
Ignatieff was a regular guest of the Nexus Institute—affiliated with Tilburg University until 2016—and delivered the opening lecture at the first Nexus conference in 1996.
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