Budapest, January 2018

Welcome to this site! It gives you access to my written work and lets you know about the lectures I’ll be giving and the work I do as President of Central European University in Budapest.

At CEU, our faculty, staff and students from 100 countries are as busy as ever with the work of teaching, learning and critical thinking in defense of the values of open society. Our public lecture series—to which you are all invited--“Re-Thinking Open Society”, continues our examination of the moral and political challenges to free societies in our region and around the world. If you are in Budapest, drop in to our campus on Nador utca. We’re in the heart of the historic downtown and you will always be welcome.

Please use the site to get in touch with me. I always do my best to reply.

Michael Ignatieff

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Religion and the Problem of Consolation, The Larkin-Stuart Lecture 2018, Trinity College University of Toronto, February 12

Academic Freedom and the New Populism, European Institute, LSE, February 8

The ordinary virtues of Europe – living on the edge between nationalism and globalism, Annual EUROPA Conference - A new renaissance for the EU in an age of turbulence?, Copenhagen, January 25

Reflecting on Diversity - A conversation between Michèle Lamont and Michael Ignatieff, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, November 24

WRR Lecture 2017: Open Society: Its Old Enemies and its New Friends, The Hague, November 23

Universities: Key to an open society, target of political hostility?, WU Vienna, October 24

The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World, King’s College London, September 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World, Carnegie Corporation of New York, September 25, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Open Society and The Ordinary Virtues, CEU, Budapest, September 18, 6:00 PM

Central and Eastern European Symposium: Democracy on the Brink? Lunch and opening discussion at Athens Democracy Forum, Athens, Greece, September 14, 1:30 PM

150 Psalms lecture. Topic: leadership, power, oppression and ethical choices, Utrecht, September 2, 7:30 PM