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Opening Speech

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
english language

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?

Speakers

President and Rector, CEU - Central European University, Budapest

Dr. Michael IGNATIEFF

President and Rector, CEU - Central European University, Budapest

1978-1984 Senior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge
1985 Visiting Scholar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1985-2000 Freelance Writer, Broadcaster and Journalist, London
1989-1993 Editorial Columnist, The Observer, London
1996-1998 Alastair Horne Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford
2000-2005 Professor of Practice and Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
2000-2005 Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine
2006-2011 Member of Parliament, House of Commons of Canada, Ottawa
2007-2008 Deputy Leader, Liberal Party of Canada, Ottawa
2009-2011 Leader, Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa
2011-2012 Senior Resident Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
2012-2013 Professor of International Relations, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
since 2012 Centennial Chair, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York
2013 Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA
since 2014 Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA