The Toynbee Prize Foundation is honored to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously confirmed Prof. Glenda Sluga as the Foundation’s next President and Dr. Heidi Tworek as its Vice President.
Prof. Glenda Sluga is a renowned scholar of international history, serving as the Professor of International History and Capitalism at the European University Institute in Florence and Professor of International History and Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her pathbreaking global historical work has charted the creation of the international order and has reconnected historical and economic research within the ‘international.’ Her current projects include regrounding the new histories of global capitalism in international setting and overseeing a five-year European Research Council Advanced Grant on ‘Twentieth-century international economic thinking and the complex history of globalization.’ Her research interests also crucially include gender, peacemaking, nationalism, internationalisms, and Western and Eastern European history, to all of which she has brought a trenchant global perspective and empirical depth. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and in 2006 was appointed a member of the International Scientific Committee for the History of UNESCO, among many other awards, appointments, and honors.
Dr. Heidi Tworek is an Associate Professor of International History and Public Policy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Canada Research Chair. She is a member of Science and Technology Studies, the Language Sciences Institute, and the Institute for European Studies at UBC. She is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as well as a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Dr. Tworek’s research spans the histories of media, business, health communications, international organizations, and platform governance, and has earned prizes across various historical fields. She is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Global History and coordinates the United Nations History Project, in addition to other forms of public intellectual service, including bringing historical understanding and perspectives to policy discussions and governmental expert advisory groups.
The Board of Trustees looks forward to the leadership that Prof. Glenda Sluga and Dr. Heidi Tworek will bring to the Toynbee Prize Foundation and to the new paths that together we will bring to the field of global history. The Foundation thanks its outgoing President Dominic Sachsenmaier and Vice President Darrin McMahon for their years of stewardship, especially for their work to globalize the foundation. Under their tenure, the Toynbee Prize Foundation evolved from a primarily North American institution into a truly global one. We look forward to honoring their legacy by deepening our global network, coverage, and impact.