Professor Margaret MacMillan, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and the Warden of St Antony’s College, discusses the various ways in which history shapes our future.
Margaret MacMillan is currently the Provost of Trinity College and Professor of History at the University of Toronto and she is Warden-Designate of St. Antony's College, Oxford.
She was an undergraduate at Trinity (6T6) and did an Honors B.A. in History. Her graduate work was at the University of Oxford where she did a B.Phil. in Politics and a D.Phil. on the British in India. She was a member of the History Department at Ryerson from 1975 to 2002 and also served as chair of the Department.
Teaching areas include Asian history, modern European civilization and international relations. She teaches a fourth-year seminar on the Cold War in the University of Toronto's International Relations Program.
She was editor of the International Journal between 1995 and 2002. She has served on the boards of the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Ontario Heritage Foundation and is currently on the boards of, the Churchill Society for Parliamentary Democracy, Historica and the Atlantic Council of Canada. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and an Officer in the Order of Canada.
She has written numerous articles and book reviews for both scholarly and non-scholarly publications. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988) and Peacemakers: the Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War (2001), published in the United States as Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2002). In the United Kingdom, the book won the Duff Cooper Prize, the PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize for history and the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and in the United State the Silver Medal in the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award and in Canada the Governor-General's award for non-fiction for 2003.
Her most recent book is Nixon in China: the Week that Changed the World (2006). Dr. MacMillan appears frequently in the media commenting on both history and current international affairs.