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Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is a noted Canadian scholar and novelist. He is the son of noted Canadian George Ignatieff. Michael studied political science at University College in the University of Toronto. There he met Bob Rae, also a student, who became a longtime close friend. After U of T Ignatieff and Rae both went to Oxford University where they studied under the noted liberal theorist Isaiah Berlin. Of Russian decent Ignatieff is perhaps best known for his Russian Album which discussed the history of his family in the context of Russian history. He is a noted scholar and has written frequently on human rights issues. He is currently teaching at Harvard University.


See also: List of Canadian writers