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Is Freedom Divisible?: Capitalism and Authoritarianism in the 21st Century

April 13, 2015

The Freedom Project at Wellesley College announces the first annual Thomas Jefferson Lecture on Freedom, to be held on Jefferson's birthday. This year's inaugural lecture is by Professor Michael Ignatieff, the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at Harvard University: Is Freedom Divisible: Capitalism and Authoritarianism in the 21st Century.

Michael Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff
President, Central European University

Michael Ignatieff is Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the John F. Kennedy School of Business at Harvard University. 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, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. 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), and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013).