Four Burning Questions for Christopher Clark, finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFour Burning Questions
Christopher Clark is a professor of modern European history and a fellow of St. Catherine’s College at the University of Cambridge, U.K. Clark has been selected as a finalist for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for The Sleepwalkers : How Europe Went to War in 1914. Clark talks to the Reporter about writing, WWI and what winning the Cundill Prize would mean for his work.
Four Burning Questions for Fredrik Logevall, finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFour Burning Questions
Fredrik Logevall is a Swedish-American historian and professor of International Studies at Cornell University. Logevall received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, which has also been selected as a finalist for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. Logevall recently spoke to the McGill Reporter about his book, his writing regime and the importance of literary prizes.
Seana McKenna is considered by many to be Canada’s finest dramatic actress of her generation. Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival present the Annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring McKenna on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Anne Applebaum is a foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post and Slate and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She is also one of three finalists for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. She recently spoke to the McGill Reporter about her work, literary prizes and how understanding history gives us added insight into the world today.
On Nov.4, the Office for Students with Disabilities will be host the 4th annual Rathlyn Lecture in Disability Studies: “How useful is it to be labelled ADHD in an inclusive educational system?”
Dr. John Ioannidis, C. F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention at Stanford’s School of Medicine and one of the world’s foremost experts on the credibility of medical research discusses serious flaws in much of today’s research and the measures that can be adopted to strengthen the reproducibility of research findings.
Stephen R. Platt is a historian of late imperial China, specializing in the nineteenth century and China’s foreign relations, will deliver the 2013 Cundill Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. Here he discusses the genesis of his love of Chinese history, the importance of the China’s past for modern-day China and how winning the 2012 Cundill Prize changed his research.
On Oct. 17, Dr. Cindy Blackstock will deliver the inaugural Kagedan Lecture on Social Work and Human Rights. She will speak on Growing up at home: real strategies to ensuring the safety of Aboriginal children, her first-hand account of the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society human rights complaint alleging that the Federal Government’s provision of child and family services to First Nations was discriminatory.
Ian Mosby, food and nutrition historian, will be part of the expert panel during the Oct. 4 half-day event titled Honouring Partnership: Promoting Engagement and Sensitivity in Aboriginal Health Research.
To get an update on the McGill’s financial situation, The Reporter asked Provost Anthony C. Masi to answer four questions on the response to McGill’s plan to cut $43.5 million from its operating budget.