September 20, 2005
Source: Concordia University:
MICHAEL IGNATIEFF TO SPEAK AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
MONTREAL/September 20, 2005 —
Journalism and Communication Studies Departments mark important anniversaries
– This year, Concordia University’s renowned Departments of Journalism and Communication Studies, are marking their 30th and 40th anniversaries respectively. As part of their celebrations, they will present a lecture on Friday, September 23, by distinguished scholar and journalist Michael Ignatieff. His talk will focus on The Role of the Journalist as Public Intellectual and will take place at 7 p.m. in room SP-S-110 in the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex on Concordia’s Loyola Campus (7141 Sherbrooke St. West).
Ignatieff is Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government. In January 2006, he will take up residence at the University of Toronto as the Chancellor Jackman Visiting Professor in Human Rights Policy.
Ignatieff is a world-renowned expert on Middle Eastern affairs and has advised many of the world’s leaders. He has written extensively on the dangers of nationalism using the example of Yugoslavia where he lived when his father was Canadian ambassador.
In March 2005, he was the keynote speaker for the Liberal Party’s national biennial convention in Ottawa where he distinguished himself amongst delegates by once again insisting that “Canada should be at the table” in discussions surrounding North American Missile Defense Shield programs and global security efforts.
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; Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond; The Rights Revolution; Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry; Isaiah Berlin: A Life; and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror. He served on the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. He also writes fiction, his most recent publication being the well-received Charlie Johnson in the Flames. In 1997, Maclean’s magazine named Ignatieff in its Top 10 Canadian Who’s Who.
For more information about the lecture, contact Enn Raudsepp, Director of the Journalism Department at (514) 848-2424, ext. 2466. For information on other anniversary events, please visit:
- 30 -
Senior Public Relations Officer
tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4884
cel: (514) 952-5556
fax: (514) 848-3383