TORONTO and WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 /CNW/ - Janice Stein leads an international jury of thought leaders—Cameron Abadi, deputy editor at Foreign Policy magazine; Her Excellency Mrs. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Francis J. Gavin, a distinguished professor and author; and Yascha Mounk, an international affairs scholar and founder of Persuasion— for the awarding of this year's Lionel Gelber Prize.

The Lionel Gelber Prize (CNW Group/The Lionel Gelber Prize)

"We are so pleased to announce the jurors for the 2021 Lionel Gelber Prize, which was created in memory of our uncle, a Canadian scholar, diplomat and author," said Sara Charney, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board. "We are delighted that the Prize continues to attract such distinguished jurors."

About the Prize: 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 diplomat Lionel Gelber. A cash prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy magazine.

Key Dates: The Jury will announce its shortlist of five books for the 2021 Lionel Gelber Prize on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

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