TORONTO, and WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - The 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize jury, announced today, includes a senior manager of the World Bank, a noted Canadian/American journalist, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England, the executive director of Documentary Programming for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and a specialist in International Relations at the University of California at Berkeley.
The jury was announced by Sara Charney, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize and niece of Lionel Gelber, the Canadian scholar, diplomat, and author in whose memory the Prize was created. In announcing the 2011 jury members Sara Charney commented:
"We are gratified that the Prize attracts such distinguished jurors. It is an honour to have their services for the 21st anniversary of the Prize."
About the Members of the 2011 Prize Jury:
Paul Cadario, jury chair, is senior manager of Trust Fund Quality Assurance and Compliance at the World Bank. He oversees compliance and quality assurance for external funds managed and disbursed by the World Bank as a trustee for governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and private partners. Mr. Cadario has been with the World Bank since 1975, where he has worked at a number of regional offices (Asia Region/East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Western Africa). He is a Rhodes Scholar and serves on a wide range of councils and committees at the World Bank as well as at the University of Toronto.
David Frum is a Canadian and American journalist who is active in both the American and Canadian political arenas. He has been a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a contributing editor to the National Review, a columnist for the National Post and Forbes magazine, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph in Great Britain and to National Public Radio in the United States. He is the author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, as well as Dead Right and How We Got Here. He is also the founder of FrumForum.com, a political group blog. From January 2001 to February 2002, Mr. Frum was special assistant to President Bush for economic speech writing. In 2001, Judge Richard Posner's study of public intellectuals listed David Frum as one of the 100 most influential minds in the United States.
Rachel Lomax was deputy governor, Monetary Stability, at the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2008, and served as permanent secretary at three UK government departments between 1996 and 2003. She was vice president and chief of staff to the president of the World Bank from 1995 to 1996. Her earlier career was spent at HM Treasury, where she was principal private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the mid-1980s and deputy chief economic adviser in the early 1990s. She is a non-executive director of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC, an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
Mark Starowicz is executive director of CBC's Documentary Programming. In a radio and television career spanning over three decades at CBC he created some of Canada's most influential current affairs and documentary programs. On radio he produced As It Happens and created Sunday Morning. On television he was the architect and executive producer of The Journal, the leading news program, which ran from 1982 to 1992. Mr. Starowicz was creator and executive producer of the monumental 32-hour documentary series Canada: A People's History. He was awarded the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour. His upcoming project is the History of World War II.
Steven Weber is a specialist in international relations at the University of California at Berkeley. Trained in history and international development at Washington University, and medicine and political science at Stanford, Dr. Weber joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1989. In 1992 he served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is senior policy advisor with the Glover Park Group in Washington, DC, and actively consults with government agencies, private multinational firms, and international non-governmental organizations on issues of foreign policy, risk analysis, strategy, and forecasting. Dr. Weber's major publications include The Success of Open Source, Cooperation and Discord in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control, the edited book Globalization and the European Political Economy; and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of U.S. foreign policy, the political economy of trade and technology, politics of the post-Cold War world, and European integration.
About the Lionel Gelber Prize:
The Gelber Prize is a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues. The winning author receives $15,000. The Prize is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy magazine.
Jay Taylor, a U.S. Foreign Service Specialist and Harvard University researcher on China, won the 2010 Lionel Gelber Prize for The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China, published by Belknap Press/Harvard University Press.
The finalists for the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize will be announced on Monday, January 17, 2011, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The winner will deliver the annual Lionel Gelber Lecture, which is open to the public, at the award ceremony in Toronto at the Munk School of Global Affairs on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The winner will then travel to Washington, DC, to participate in an event hosted by Foreign Policy magazine.
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