Budapest, September 2016

The academic term at Central European University is about to begin and I am meeting professors, students and members of staff at this extraordinary institution. It’s extraordinary because its students come from over 100 countries; because it’s the leading English language graduate institution in this region; and because it has a mission: to defend ‘open society’—free minds, free economies, free politics—in a continent where closing borders and fearful minds are re-defining the politics of Europe. We have another reason why we’re extraordinary: amazing new buildings which fit right into the beautiful architecture of Budapest and which lift the spirits whenever you step inside. So a great adventure begins: for me, for Zsuzsanna and for CEU.

Please use this website to get in touch. I promise to reply.

Michael Ignatieff

Upcoming Events

Is Free Movement of Peoples a Human Right?, Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize Conference, Prague, October 12, 2016

Human Rights, Global Values and the Ordinary Virtues, Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics, Merton College, Oxford, October 27, 2016, 5 pm

Law and Justice Forum: Human Rights and Development, King’s College London, October 28, 6 pm

Past Events

The Destruction of Syria and the Crisis of Universal Values, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA - Monday, March 7 at 4:30 PM

The Crisis of Universal Values and the Return of the Sovereign, Fulbright Lecture, Lecture Theatre G03, University of Edinburgh, Scotland - Monday, June 6 at 5 PM

The Right to Have Rights: Refugees, Migrants and Citizens, Fulbright Lecture, Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London - Wednesday, June 8 at 6 PM

The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done?, Fulbright Lecture, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, University of Oxford - Friday, June 10 at 5 PM

Human Rights, Global Values and the Ordinary Virtues, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. September 23, 2016, noon.