Professor Margaret MacMillan
Professor Margaret MacMillan became the fifth Warden of St Antony's College in July 2007. Prior to taking on the Wardenship, Professor MacMillan was Provost of Trinity College and professor of History at the University of Toronto. She was educated at the University of Toronto (Honours B.A. in History) and at St Hilda's College, and St Antony's College, Oxford University (BPhil in Politics and DPhil). From 1975 until 2002 she was a member of the History Department at Ryerson University in Toronto and she also served as Chair of the Department. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust, and sits on the boards of the Mosaic Institute, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress, and the editorial boards of Global Affairs, International History and First World War Studies. She is an Honorary Fellow at St Hilda's College Oxford and has honorary degrees from the University of King's College, the Royal Military College, and Ryerson University, Toronto. In 2006 Professor MacMillan was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Professor MacMillan has a long-standing relationship with St Antony's. She was a student at the College during the early 1970s, producing a doctoral thesis on the British in India. She returned as a Senior Associate Member in 1993 and was elected to an Honorary Fellowship in 2003.
Professor MacMillan's publications include Women of the Raj as well as Peacemakers: the Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to Make Peace. The latter was published in North America as Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World and won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, the Silver Medal for the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award and the Governor-General's prize for non-fiction in 2003. It was a New York Times Editor's Choice in 2002. She has subsequently written Canada's House: Rideau Hall and the Invention of a Canadian Home, jointly with Marjorie Harris and Anne L. Desjardins; Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World (entitled Nixon and Mao in the US.); and Stephen Leacock. . Her most recent book is The Uses and Abuses of History (Dangerous Games in the US). She comments frequently in the media on historical issues and current affairs.
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