General Announcements - January 17, 2006
David M. Malone, Former President of IPI, Nominated for the 2006-07 Lionel Gelber Prize
A paper on Iraq by David M. Malone, High Commisssioner of Canada and Former President of the International Peace Institute, was recently nominated for the 2006-07 Lionel Gelber Prize – an award that selects “the best books on international affairs” published in English regardless of country of origin.The paper is titled, "The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980 -2005."
Additional information about the award is below, taken from The Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com):
MacMillan’s Nixon book on Gelber list
by James Adams
Two books by Canadian authors are among the five nominees for the 2006-07 Lionel Gelber Prize, which for almost 20 years has honoured what its jury deems “the best books on international affairs” published in English, regardless of country of origin.
University of Toronto history professor Margaret MacMillan and David Malone, Canadian high commissioner to India, were included on the short list announced yesterday for their respective books Nixon in China: The Week that Changed the World and The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005.
The winner of the $15,000 prize is to be announced March 6, with an awards ceremony in Toronto March 27, including the presentation of the annual Lionel Gelber Lecture.
The three other nominated works are Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by The Washington Post’s Pentagon correspondent, Thomas Ricks, and The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright, a staff writer for The New Yorker.
The prize was started in 1989 by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in association with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
Previous winners have included Michael Ignatieff, Adam Hochschild, Steve Coll and Eric Hobsbawm.
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September 15, 2014
Despite Disaffection, Youth Still Engaged with Democracy
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Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: The Middle East After 1914
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