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MacMillan to deliver Lecture (Posted On: Monday, August 26, 2013)

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Award-winning author and Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan will deliver tenth Founders Lecture for the Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute [GTLLI] is pleased to announce that Margaret MacMillan, O.C., award-winning author and Canadian historian will deliver its tenth Founders Lecture. Her address will take place at the Craigleith Ski Club, 164 Craigleith Road, in Blue Mountains ON, just outside of Collingwood Ontario [MAP] on Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Margaret MacMillan received an Honours B.A. in history from the University of Toronto and a B.Phil. in Politics and D.Phil. (1974) at Oxford University. From 1975 to 2002 she was a professor of history at Ryerson University in Toronto, including five years as department chair. She is the author of Women of the Raj, a selection of the "History Book Club." In addition to numerous articles and reviews on a variety of Canadian and world affairs, MacMillan has co-edited books dealing with Canada's international relations, including with NATO, and with Canadian-Australian relations. From 1995 to 2003, MacMillan co-edited the International Journal, published by the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Since 1995, she has served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the CIIA. She was the Young Memorial Visitor at Royal Military College of Canada in 2004.

MacMillan served as Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 2002-2007. She was appointed Warden of St Antony's College at Oxford University in 2007. She sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.  MacMillan currently also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation. Her research has focused on the British Empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and on international relations in the twentieth century. 

Her Lecture - 1914: Europe's Roads to the Great War Professor MacMillan will present a masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path toward war which will change and enrich how this defining moment in world history is viewed. From the early nineteenth century to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, she will discuss the huge political and technological changes, national decisions and the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster.

Margaret MacMillan's Recognitions and Honours:

Her most successful work is Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, also published as Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. Peacemakers won the Duff Cooper Prize for outstanding literary work in the field of history, biography or politics; the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History; the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in the United Kingdom and the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. MacMillan has served on the boards of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Historica, and the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Canada). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. She has honorary degrees from the University of King's College, the Royal Military College of Canada student #S154, and Ryerson University, Toronto.

Officer of the Order of Canada in February, 2006.


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