Roundtable with professor Michael Ignatieff : R2P and protection of civilians

Date/Time: 04/04/2014  10:30 - 12:00

Location: NUPI

NUPI and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies invites you to a roundtable seminar with Professor Michael Ignatieff (Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government). The topic of the seminar is responsibility to protect (R2P) and protection of civilians (PoC).


·        Welcome, Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI)
·        20-30 min.  Michael Ignatieff  (HKS)
·        7-10 min. Morten Bøås (NUPI)
·        7-10 min. Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)
·        Roundtable discussion 

Michael Ignatieff is a Professor of Practice at HKS. He is a Canadian writer, teacher and former politician. He holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at Kings College, Cambridge and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He served in the Parliament of Canada and was Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. His books include The Needs of Strangers, (1984), Scar Tissue (1992), Blood and Belonging, (1993) The Warriors Honour, (1997) Isaiah Berlin (1998) The Rights Revolution (2000) Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry (2001), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004).

He holds a joint professorial appointment at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.



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