Michael Ignatieff is a Canadian writer, historian and human rights expert, and a former Member of Parliament and leader of the Canadian Liberal Party. A leading expert on the Middle East and the Balkans, he has taught at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, and he directed the Central European University in Budapest.
He is the author of an impressive and award-winning body of work that includes books of fiction and essays of a historical or geopolitical nature. He will talk about his latest book, On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Metropolitan Books) on the occasion of its recent translation into Dutch, in which he talks about how great figures in history, literature and art have sought solace in the tragedies they have faced.
From the Book of Job to Albert Camus to Primo Levi, Michael Ignatieff explores the resources of resilience and shows us how illustrious men and women have managed to transcend their grief and rekindle hope.
The interview will be moderated by journalist Annelies Beck.
Tuesday 17 May, 19:30 → 21:00
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS