Michael Ignatieff is open to question

Canadian public intellectual to take questions from students following his Fulbright lecture.

Students are invited to join Professor Michael Ignatieff for an informal roundtable discussion following his Edinburgh Fulbright lecture, 'The Crisis of Universal Value and the return of the Sovereign'. Moderation will be led by SSPS Doctoral students Daniel Cetrà and Marie-Eve Hamel.  The event is hosted by Dr Liliana Riga (Sociology), with support from the Centre of Canadian Studies.

Abstract

The European refugee crisis challenges the hopeful narrative Europeans have tried to believe since the end of the Cold War: that the nations of Europe are drawing ever closer together: that the developed world can partner with the developing world to build shared prosperity: that human right and internal law will steadily improve the protection of the stateless and the desparate. As razor wire goes up along Europe's southern frontier, a darker narrative is emerging: that the sovereign must protect citizens against strangers: that the nation, not the continent is the true home of citizens: and that citizens in the developed world must protect its economies from migrants, refugees and strangers.

This event will take place 7th June, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the IASH Seminar Room.