Acclaimed academic, author and former politician Michael Ignatieff will rejoin Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in January 2013 in a half-time faculty appointment as professor of practice. He will also assume a half-time appointment as professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, Ignatieff has written 17 books, worked as a television presenter and documentary filmmaker, editorial columnist and university instructor. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds eleven honorary degrees.

“I’m honored to return to the Kennedy School, and I’m delighted to continue to teach young Canadians at the Munk School of Global Affairs,” said Ignatieff. “It’s a privilege to teach at these great schools of global affairs and public policy.”

David Ellwood, dean of the Kennedy School, said, “Michael Ignatieff bridges the gap between academic and practitioner. His experience and insights on matters of politics, public policy and human rights bring a unique and invaluable perspective to the classroom. We are very pleased to have him back at HKS.”

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