The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done? Fulbright Lecture by Prof. Michael Ignatieff

Date and time

10 Jun 2016 17:00 to 18:30


Pichette Auditorium - Pembroke College, OX1 1DW

Pembroke is pleased to announce that the 2016 Fulbright Lecture on International Relations will be given by Professor Michael Ignatieff, the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics & Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

The distinguished lecture - in association with the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Fulbright Association and the Lois Roth Endowment -  will take place at 5pm on Friday 10th June in the Pichette Auditorium.

Professor Ignatieff's talk is entitled The European Refugee Crisis: What is to be Done?​

This event is now full, but a live stream will be available HERE from 5pm on 10th June 2016.

Born in Canada, Michael Ignatieff is a university professor, writer and former politician. He holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at the University of British Columbia, Cambridge University, the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics and Harvard University, where he was Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy between 2000 and 2005.

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 eleven honorary degrees.

He also currently serves as Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York.

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), and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013).