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Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics

Public Lecture and Panel Discussion with Canadian Writer, Politician, and Historian Professor Michael Ignatieff on November 19 at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 325/2018 from Nov 16, 2018

On November 19 the Canadian author, politician, and historian Professor Michael Ignatieff will give a lecture at Freie Universität on the change in behavior of political actors. According to Ignatieff, countries, political parties, and other institutions no longer act as counterparties in political issues, but increasingly as enemies. The presentation is part of a lecture series of the Alfred Herrhausen Society and the master’s degree program in International Relations. The lecture will be given in English, and admission is free. Registration by email is requested: masterib@polsoz.fu-berlin.de. The master’s degree program in International Relations is organized in cooperation by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.

Professor Michael Ignatieff earned a doctoral degree in history from Harvard University in 1976. He has taught and done research at the University of Cambridge, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Toronto. From 2008 to 2011 he chaired the Liberal Party of Canada. Ignatieff has been the director of the Central European University in Budapest since 2016.

Within the lecture series “Germany Listening,” international speakers from the areas of politics and academia address expectations about Germany’s role in Europe and the rest of the world.

Further Information

Time and Location

  • Monday, November 19, 2018; lecture from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute, Room 21/A, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Note: During this event, photos will be taken which will be used both internally and externally in compliance with § 23 KunstUrHG.


Dr. Nicolas Fescharek, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-63863, Email: nicolas.fescharek@fu-berlin.de