Lionel Gelber Prize Explores 25 Years of Global Change to Mark its 25th Anniversary

TORONTO and WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Prize partners The Lionel Gelber Foundation, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Foreign Policy magazine are pleased to announce a commemorative video depicting a quarter-century of global change, through the eyes of five previous Gelber winners, in conversation with author and journalist John Stackhouse, Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs.

Previous winners Steve Coll, Paul Collier, Adam Hochschild, Walter Russell Mead, and first winner Jonathan Spence discuss how the world has changed since the Prize was founded in 1989.

Media is invited to view and share the highlight reel and in-depth interviews here:

Next Monday March 30th, the 25th winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize will be announced and join a prestigious list of previous winners, found here:

About the 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, the Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. 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. A cash prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. Two thousand and fifteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Prize.

Key Dates:  The winner will be announced on March 30, via press release, and speak at a free public event in their honour, held at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto, on April 21, 2015.

SOURCE The Lionel Gelber Prize

For further information: Media Contact: June Dickenson,, (647) 477 - 6000; Lionel Gelber Prize, Website:,,

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