Sunday, 10 April 2011

Liberal Leader - Michael Ignatieff - liberal party leaders

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 12, 1947, son of a Russian emigre father and Canadian mother. He read history at the University of Toronto and earned a doctorate at Harvard University. He is a former Senior Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, and has held professorships at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, the University of California, University of London and the London School of Economics, and is now one of the Leaders of the Canadian Liberal party.

A regular broadcaster and critic on television and radio, Michael Ignatieff has hosted many programs including Channel 4's voices, the arts of the BBC on green party leader The Late Show, and award-winning series of blood and belonging: Travel on the new nationalism, first screened by the BBC in 1993, examining the question of nationalism in the twentieth century. His first book, the just measure of pain: Prisons in the Industrial Revolution, 1780-1850, a study of the English penal system, was published in 1978. The Russian Album (1987) is a memoir of his family's experience in nineteenth century Russia and his subsequent exile to Europe and finally Canada. He won the Governor General's Award for nonfiction (Canada) and the Heinemann Award. His first novel, Asya, a love story of a Russian living in Paris and London during the Second World War, was published in 1991, and was followed by Scar Tissue (1993), a powerful examination of love and acceptance loss, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Novel Award.

His acclaimed biography of Isaiah Berlin, the result of ten years research, was published in 1998. Was selected for the Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Non-Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction). The warrior's honor: Ethnic war and modern consciousness (1998) is an examination of modern warfare and its complex moral implications, and Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond (2000), which won the George Orwell, is a study of bombing NATO in Kosovo, and liberal party of nsw human rights as politics and idolatry (2001) is an account of the successes, failures and prospects of progress in human rights. His most recent book on ethnic war and intervention, Empire Lite: Nation Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, was published in 2003. Charlie Johnson in the Flames: A Novel, the story of a veteran war correspondent, whose eruption expedition to the Balkans war is life-changing consequences, was published in the same year. The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror was published in 2004.

Michael Ignatieff is also the author of a TV, Dialogue in the Dark, an exchange between the dying philosopher David Hume and the writer James Boswell, based on the diary and Boswell's own book liberal party au Ignatieff needs of strangers (1984 .) The film was directed by Jonathan Miller for the BBC in 1989.

Michael Ignatieff returned to Canada from U.S. in 2005 and is now the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

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