Michael Ignatieff

Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice
Shorenstein Center
Office Address
Taubman-240
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 113
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-3509
Fax: 617-495-8696
Email: Michael_Ignatieff@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Jill Reurs (617-495-8269)
Michael Ignatieff

Profile

Michael Ignatieff is Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at HKS. He is a Canadian writer, teacher and former politician. He holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at Kings College, Cambridge, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. 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 Warriors 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); Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-365 Human Rights and Foreign Policy

Spring

  • DPI-205 Responsibility and Representation: Meeting The Demands of Political Life
  • IGA-360 Sovereignty and Intervention

Media Expertise

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Book Chapters
    • Ignatieff, Michael. "Rights Inflation and Role Conflict in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights." The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ed. Felice D. Gaer and Christen L. Broecker. Brill, 2013.
  • Books
    • Ignatieff, Michael. Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. Harvard University Press, 2013.