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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
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Science and higher education institutions play an important part in liberal democracies. Especially in times when empirical research is downgraded to individual belief, how can they keep their position as places of societal reflection?

President and Rector, CEU - Central European University, Budapest

Dr. Michael IGNATIEFF

President and Rector, CEU - Central European University, Budapest

Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge Visiting Scholar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris Freelance Writer, Broadcaster and Journalist, London Editorial Columnist, The Observer, London Alastair Horne Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford Professor of Practice and Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine Member of Parliament, House of Commons of Canada, Ottawa Deputy Leader, Liberal Party of Canada, Ottawa Leader, Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa Senior Resident Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto Professor of International Relations, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Centennial Chair, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA
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