15 January 2019
Lessons in democracy and hope from a preternatural optimist

Honorary laureate Michael Ignatieff on freedom and democracy

The rise of conservative nationalism in Hungary has forced the Central European University (CEU) to withdraw to Vienna. However, CEU will continue to spread its message of freedom, democracy and independent thinking. “People are at their best when they’re allowed to be free”, says CEU rector and president Michael Ignatieff.

More about Michael Ignatieff's lecture on Open Societies and the Ordinary Virtues on 24 January.