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Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Free

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

In the Brexit debate and in Trump’s America, opponents in politics are treating each other like enemies. Media and judges are being condemned as ‘enemies of the people.’  What does the language of enemies tell us about politics today and how should a liberal democracy manage deep disagreement?

Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) is a university professor, writer and former politician and is currently the Rector and President of Central European University in Budapest. His major publications are The Needs of Strangers (1984), Scar Tissue(1992), 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), Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013), and The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World (2017).

Between 2006 and 2011, he served as an MP in the Parliament of Canada and then as Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds twelve honorary degrees. Between 2012 and 2015 he served as Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. Between 2014 and 2016 he was Edward R. Murrow Chair of the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #NewWorldDisorders

This event is part of the LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders running from Monday 25 February to Saturday 2 March 2019, with a series of events exploring how social science can tackle global problems.

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Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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