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Vogel wins Gelber Prize for book

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Scholar’s book on China ‘deepens public debate on significant international issues’

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus Ezra F. Vogel has won the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The book was named the winner by a five-person jury and selected from their previously announced shortlist.

The Lionel Gelber Prize is a literary award for the world’s best nonfiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. It was founded in 1989 in the memory of Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber and awards $15,000 to the winner.

Vogel will receive the award and deliver the annual Lionel Gelber Prize free public lecture on March 15 at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto.