"Seven Crashes" by Harold James Shortlisted for 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize

Feb. 14, 2024

The prize recognizes the best non-fiction book on international affairs published in English. It is awarded annually by the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Harold James is the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and professor of history and international affairs. "Seven Crashes: The Economic Crises That Shaped Globalization" (Yale University Press) explores how "good" and "bad" crises have led to either more globalization or a smaller, more contracted world.

The five books on the shortlist are:

  • "Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity" by Saron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson
  • "Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy" by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman
  • "Homelands: A Personal History of Europe: by Timothy Garton Ash
  • "Seven Crashes: The Economic Crises That Shaped Globalization" by Harold James
  • "We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age" by Wendy H. Wong

The winner will be announced on March 6, 2024. The award is for $50,000 CAD.