As we confront the new international situation, in which open society values and liberal democratic freedoms are under threat, we must review the basic assumptions of the concept of open society, and engage honestly with the criticism of it, according to CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, speaking at the launch of the Re-thinking Open Society project at CEU on January 17.
Hungarian news site hvg.hu published an interview with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on January 2, 2107.
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was appointed to the Order of Canada Dec. 30, the country's highest honor. Ignatieff was recognized for his “contributions to the advancement of knowledge as a human-rights scholar and reporter.”
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff was interviewed for Hungarian commercial television channel ATV’s Extraordinary Interview („Rendkívüli interjú”) program. In the 24-minute discussion program President and Rector Ignatieff was asked about CEU, the results of the recent US elections, and the challenges liberal democracies face around the world.
CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff spoke at the 2016 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights in Brussels Nov. 17, 2016. Click here or below for his address, entitled "Media Pluralism in a democratic society."
CEU’s President and Rector Michael Ignatieff received the International Recognition Award at the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Annual Awards Ceremony in London on November 29.
Europe’s long history of migration, which has been altered or forgotten during the current refugee crisis, must be brought back into the debate, according to participants in the conference “Migration and Refugees Today: Giving History Its Place in Debates and Research,” held Nov. 14 at CEU in Budapest by the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), the University of Amsterdam, and CEU.
"Liberals were too confident that history was on their side" in the U.S. elections, CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff told Euractiv.com in an interview Nov. 17.
CEU is launching a President's Seminar series that will examine the ideals of open society in the face of many challenges. CEU was founded in 1991 as democratic change swept across the region, with the mission to promote the ideals of open society, democracy and the rule of law. The following is the text of an announcement of the initiative, sent by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff to the CEU community Nov. 14.