Historian John English to deliver the Avie Bennett Historica Chair lecture tomorrow

Distinguished historian and author John English will deliver a public lecture, titled "Trudeau’s World: the Making of an Internationalist", at York University on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 to 9pm.

Sponsored by York’s Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History, the lecture will be held in the Robert R. McEwen Auditorium in the Seymour Schulich Building on the Keele campus.

Left: John English

One of the leading political historians in Canada, English has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as an author, educator and politician. A professor of history and political science at the University of Waterloo since 1971, English is currently seconded from the university to the Centre on International Governance Innovation, Canada’s largest think tank devoted exclusively to the study of international affairs, of which he is founding executive director. In 2006, he published the first volume of the critically-acclaimed Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Recently, he has taken on the role of general editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

English is a member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of many literary awards

The Avie Bennett Historica Chair was established at York in 2004 by the Historica Foundation of Canada, endowed by York Chancellor Emeritus Avie Bennett. Its purpose is to promote the study of Canada’s heritage and ensure the academic vitality of the discipline.