Announcing the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize Shortlist: The World's Best Books on Foreign Affairs

TORONTO and WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Jury Chair John Stackhouse today announced the shortlist for the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize, as follows:

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History by Barry Eichengreen, published by Oxford University Press

Kissinger: 1923 ‒ 1968: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson, published by Penguin Press

The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I & Revolution by Dominic Lieven, published by Viking

The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen, published by Oxford University Press

Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone by Scott Shane, published by Tim Duggan Books

About the jury: 
The 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize Jury is composed of Jury Chair John Stackhouse (Toronto, Canada); Michael Barnett (Washington, D.C.); Rachel Lomax (London, England); David M. Malone (Tokyo, Japan); and Matias Spektor (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

About the Lionel Gelber Prize:
The Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Special thanks to Robert Steiner, Director of the Fellowships in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs for his interviews with each of the five finalists for the annual Lionel Gelber Prize Podcast Series, presented in partnership with Funding Media Partner‎ Focus Asset Management, an independent investment counseling firm that specializes in managing the wealth of high net worth individuals and families‎.

Key Dates: The winner will be announced on March 1st and invited to speak at a free public event in their honour held at the Munk School of Global Affairs on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

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