Michael Ignatieff (born 1947) is a noted Canadian scholar and novelist. He is the son of noted Canadian George Ignatieff.
Michael went to Upper Canada College secondary school and then studied political science at University College in the University of Toronto. There he met fellow student (and later Premier of Ontario) Bob Rae, who became a longtime close friend. After Toronto, Ignatieff and Rae both went to Oxford University where they studied under the noted liberal theorist Isaiah Berlin.
Of Russian descent, 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.
The Needs of Strangers - 1984
The Russian Album - 1987 (winner of the 1987 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction)
Asya - 1991
Scar Tissue - 1993
Blood and Belonging: Journeys Into the New Nationalism - 1994
Warrior's Honour: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience - 1997
Isaiah Berlin: A Life - 1998
Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond - 2000
The Rights Revolution - 2000
Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry - 2001