Global cities—and Los Angeles is a global city—have vital lessons to teach us about how leaders and ordinary citizens manage to find common ground and shared values over and above all the barriers of race, ethnicity, religion and economic circumstance that come between us. In this talk, Michael Ignatieff will share some of the ethical lessons to be learned when you listen to government leaders, police, citizens and community activists as they negotiate and overcome differences and seek to generate the minimum common agreement we need in order to share the city.
Michael Ignatieff served in the Parliament of Canada and was leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He currently holds joint appointments at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is also the Centennial Chair of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ “Ethics for a Connected World.” This project examines the ethical values human beings share across all our differences of race, religion, ethnicity, national identity and material wealth.
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