Warden, St Antony’s College, Oxford University
Margaret MacMillan is the Provost of Trinity College and professor of History at the University of Toronto. In 2007 she will become Warden of St.Antony’s College, Oxford. She was educated at the University of Toronto (Honours B.A. in History) and at Oxford University (B.Phil in Politics and D.Phil). She taught at Ryerson University for 25 years where she also served a term as Chair of the History Department. She was editor of the International Journal from 1995 to 2003 and hs been or is on the boards of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Historica, and the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Canada). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. She has honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, the Royal Military College, and Ryerson University, Toronto.
Her publications include Women of the Raj and Peacemakers: the Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to Make Peace, published in North America as Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World. Peacemakers/Paris 1919 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. Her most recent book is Canada’s House: Rideau Hall and the Invention of a Canadian Home, written with Marjorie Harris and Anne L. Desjardins. She is currently working on a book on President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China. She comments frequently in the media on historical issues and current affairs.