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On Consolation with Michael Ignatieff '65 Finding Solace in Dark Times | Stories of Love, Loss and Crisis Moderator: Dr. Ifedayo Kuye ’05
When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes — war, famine, pandemic — we go in search of consolation. How do we console each other and ourselves in an age of unbelief? In a series of portraits of writers, artists and musicians searching for consolation, writer and historian Michael Ignatieff ’65 shows how men and women in extreme situations have looked to each other across time to recover hope and resilience. Ignatieff’s latest book, On Consolation, recreates the moments when great figures found the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue unafraid. On Consolation takes those stories into the present, contending that we can revive these traditions of consolation to meet the anguish and uncertainties of the 21st century. This special event was moderated by newly appointed member of the UCC Board of Governors Dr. Ifedayo Kuye ’05.