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Michael Ignatieff Lecture “In Search of a Global Ethic: Lessons from the Big Cities” on Tuesday

Michael Ignatieff, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Centennial Chair, will spend Jan. 16-21 at the University of Southern California. On the last day of his visit, Ignatieff will give a public talk, “In Search of a Global Ethic: Lessons from the Big Cities” from 4-6 p.m. at USC University Club at King Stoops Hall.

At the lecture, Ignatieff will share some of the ethical lessons to be learned when you listen to government leaders, police, citizens and community activists as they negotiate and overcome differences and seek to generate the minimum common agreement we need in order to share the city.

During his visit, Ignatieff will visit institutions across the city, with an emphasis is on faith-based and community-based leadership in areas of racial tension. He met with USC Shoah Foundation’s senior staff to discuss educational programs that promote tolerance on Thursday.

He will also visit the Islamic Center of Southern California, LA Voice, the Los Angeles Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Ignatieff holds joint appointments as Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Known for his work as a historian, Ignatieff has also held senior academic posts at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Harvard University. Ignatieff is one of the most influential voices in the global debate on human rights. He is leading the Carnegie Council’s three-year project called Ethics for a Connected World (more: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/programs/100/index.html). This project connects public intellectuals, business leaders, policymakers, religious leaders, students, and educators from across the globe to explore how shared ethical and moral values can be incorporated into action to confront international challenges.

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