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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Event: Michael Ignatieff on "Canada in the Age of Terror", Thurs. Nov. 7
Renowned author, political and cultural
commentator, and public intellectual, Dr. Michael
Ignatieff, will be this year's guest speaker at
Carleton University's Sun Life Financial Public
Lecture on Thursday, November 7.
He will speak on "Canada in the Age of Terror".
When: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7,
Where: Bell Canada Theatre, Minto Centre,
Dr. Ignatieff is Professor of the Practice of
Human Rights Policy and Director of the Carr
Center of Human Rights Policy at Harvard
University. One of his strengths is his
willingness to confront tough and timely issues
with subtlety, nuance, and an abiding empathy for
human suffering. For example, his recent work
combines eyewitness accounts of modern war with
an historian's insight into the constancy of
human conflict. He has traveled to Serbia,
Croatia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan to
observe the human condition first-hand. His
academic publications include: Wealth and Virtue:
The Shaping of Political Economy in the Scottish
Enlightenment; The Needs of Strangers: An Essay
on the Philosophy of Human Needs; The Warrior's
Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience;
Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Rights Revolution,
the 2000 Massey Lecture; and the novel Scar
Tissue. He has also published The Russian Album,
A Family Memoir which won Canada's Governor
General Book Award and the Heinemann Prize of
Britain's Royal Society of Literature.
"We are delighted to have a person of Dr.
Ignatieff's stature at Carleton," says Dr. Aviva
Freedman, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at
Carleton University. "He is a serious scholar and
public intellectual of considerable eminence who
can speak about a wide range of issues without
simplifying them. He has brought richness and
depth to stories about major figures such as
Isaiah Berlin, subtly handled issues such as
blood, race, and nationalism, and written a
moving and humane novel about the effects of
This is the second annual Sun Life Financial
Lecture sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences at Carleton University. The
lecture is free and open to the public.
A SECOND EVENT
On Friday, November 8, media are invited to a
lunch with Dr. Ignatieff followed by a roundtable
discussion about his Sun Lecture, and a meeting
of the Advisory Council on the Centre on Values
and Ethics at Carleton University. The Centre
focuses its attention on questions of values and
ethics connected to policies in the public and
private sectors. Media must reserve a place by
calling Dr. Steven Davis, Director of the Centre
on Values and Ethics (COVE) and Professor of
Philosophy at Carleton University at 520-2660
ext. 3824. Places are limited.
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