General Announcements - January 16, 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.
The Global Observatory
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Key Global Events to Watch in December
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December 02, 2013
Latin America Focus of Fourth ''Being a Peacekeeper'' Event
On December 2-3, IPI brought together 24 representatives from eleven Latin American countries with senior officials from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to discuss the current state—as well as the future—of Latin American military and police contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.
November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
Is the Arctic a “region of cooperation,” or will competition for its potentially rich energy resources lead to conflict in the high north? This was the main question addressed during an expert workshop held in The Hague on November 28th by the International Peace Institute together with the International Gas Union and the Clingendael International Energy Programme.
November 22, 2013
Can Technology Play a Role in Drafting a Constitution?
The effects that new technologies can have on constitutional processes was the topic of this November 22nd IPI roundtable discussion. Approximately five new constitutions are written around the world every year, and their legitimacy is increasingly influenced by a new level of public participation in their drafting, not merely by a plebiscite on the final text. As rapidly advancing technology changes the way that governments and citizens interact, what role are new technologies playing in constitutions?