Michael Ignatieff: The Inaugural Global Ideas Lecture

Academic Freedom, Free Speech and Thinking for Yourself
Monday, 1 November 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location
Off-campus address: 
Online
Contact information
Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
Email: 
abogic@uottawa.ca
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Presented by CIPS & The University Research Chair on Global Political Thought

Academic freedom is threatened from without—by authoritarian regimes in China, Turkey, Russia, Hungary, the list goes on—but it is also threatened from within. What does it take to actually think for yourself in the universities of the 21st century? And how do we strengthen academic freedom, at home and overseas?

 

Speaker: Michael Ignatieff

Dr. Michael Ignatieff is a writer, historian and former politician, author of the forthcoming On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times. Formerly Edward R. Murrow Professor At Harvard’s Kennedy School and Rector of Central European University, he is now a professor of history at CEU, Vienna.

Welcome:

Mr. Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

Moderated by:

Dr. Rita Abrahamsen, Director of CIPS and Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michael Williams, the University Research Chair in Global Political Thought and Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa