The 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize Ceremony:
Adam Tooze: Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 20195:30PM - 7:30PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place
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Lionel Gelber Prize


The 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

The event will be live webcast beginning at 5:30pm: The 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. The prize is 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. 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, the winning author receives $15,000.

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

Crashed: The global financial crisis of 2007 – 2009 undermined global capitalism, exposed the failures of banks to manage their risks, almost broke the Eurozone and played a role in the Ukrainian conflict, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. In a bold work of extraordinary range and ambition, Adam Tooze has written the standard work on the crisis and its aftermath. This is a big picture book, covering developments in the United States, China and Europe, but Tooze never loses sight of the role of key individuals and the political context in which vital economic decisions were taken.

Adam Tooze is the author of The Deluge (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and The Wages of Destruction (winner of the Wolfson History and Longman-History Today prizes). He is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University where he directs the European Institute. He previously taught at Yale University and the University of Cambridge. He writes for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal.


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Adam Tooze
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History Director of the European Institute Columbia University, New York, NY

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