David Runciman talks to the writer, academic, politician and current head of the Central European University Michael Ignatieff about his life in politics and his hopes and fears for the future of democracy. From his experiences running to be Canadian prime minister to his recent battles with Victor Orban in Hungary over the fate of the CEU, from the rise of China to the threat of climate change, from Trump to Johnson and beyond, a wide-ranging conversation about what threatens democracy and what might be done to revive it.
This event is one of a series to launch Cambridge University’s new Centre for the Future of Democracy. Everyone welcome. Brought to you in conjunction with the Cambridge Literary Festival and the Talking Politics podcast.
Please arrive promptly - seats allocated on a first come first come first serve basis on the night.