2016 Lionel Gelber Prize Shortlist: The World’s Best Books on Foreign Affairs

Washington, February 2, 2016: Jury Chair John Stackhouse today announced the shortlist for the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize and 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.

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 diplomatLionel 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 theUniversity of Toronto.

The shortlisted ones are 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

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).