Inaugural Amnesty Lecture at TCD “War on Terror”

Posted on: 13 January 2005

Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Human Rights Practice and Director of the Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, USA is guest speaker at the inaugural Amnesty Lecture at TCD on Thursday 13 January at 7.30pm in the Burke Theatre, Arts Building. Chaired by journalist and author, Olivia O’Leary, the lecture which is entitled “War on Terror” is sponsored by Newstalk 106. A regular broadcaster and critic on television and radio, Michael Ignatieff has revised his initial support for the invasion of Iraq. He has hosted many programmes including Channel 4’s Voices, the BBC’s arts programme The Late Show. Titles of Ignatieff’s recent newspaper and magazine articles include “Why Are We In Iraq? And Liberia? And Afghanistan?” New York Times Magazine 7 September 2003; “Second, Sober Thoughts” Toronto Star 26 March 2004; “Evil under interrogation. Is torture ever permissible? and “Can a democratic state – even one engaged in a war on terror and under threat of imminent attack be justified in violating a basic commitment to human dignity?” Financial Times, 15 May 2004.