Margaret MacMillan
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Margaret MacMillan

Canadian historian


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Margaret MacMillan was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1943. She received a B.A. from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College, and a B.Phil and D.Phil at Oxford University. Her great grandfather is former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

She has spent her career seeking to better understand the British Empire and its international relationships from the 19th-20th centuries. She is most widely known for her book, Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, which won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Hessell Tiltman Prize, the 2003 Governor General’s Literary Award for Canada, and the Samuel Johnson Prize for best work of nonfiction.

MacMillan is frequently sought out for her understanding of European history and has authored several notable op-eds for The New York Times, covering topics such as globalization, international relations, and radicalism.

MacMillan was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2015, the highest merit honor of its kind in Canada. She is a professor of history at the University of Oxford, a Distinguised Fellow at the University of Toronto and a sought-after commentator. In 2017, she was honored as a fellow at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford. She is currently the Reith lecturer, and her series, The Mark of Cain, is touring major cities around the world.

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Margaret Olwen MacMillan is a Canadian historian and professor at the University of Oxford. She is former provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto and previously at Ryerson University. A leading expert on history and international relations, MacMillan is a commentator in the media.

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University of Toronto
University of Toronto

University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Ryerson University
Ryerson University

Public research university located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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