President's Lecture: "Free Speech and the Defense of an Open Society"
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS / Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector, CEU
SPEAKER / Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
/ Q&A / Reception to follow the lecture
RSVP at GartonAsh_Lecture@ceu.edu. Please register, we anticipate a high level of interest for this event.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of nine books of political writing or ‘history of the present’ including The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, & Prague, The File: A Personal History, In Europe’s Name and Facts are Subversive. He writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian, which is widely syndicated, and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, amongst other journals. He leads the 13 language Oxford University research project Freespeechdebate.com. Awards he has received for his writing include the George Orwell Prize. His book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World was published in spring 2016.