Please join us on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to welcome our guest speaker Dr. Heidi Tworek who will speak on “Communications Warfare in the 1930s and 1940s”. Dr. Heidi Tworek is Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Tworek received her PhD in history from Harvard University and her BA (Hons) from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge with a double first. She researches the history and policy around communications, media, and democracy. Her most recent book is the award-winning News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2019). She co-edits the Journal of Global History.
Her research brings a historical sensibility to policy discussions, particularly around communications and international organizations. She has briefed or advised officials and policymakers from multiple European and North American governments on media, democracy, and the digital economy. She is a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute as well as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Alongside her academic publications, her writing has been published in English and German in major magazines and newspapers, including Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, Wired, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, ZEIT, and The Conversation. Dr. Tworek also appears regularly on national radio and television in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
Cost: To be determined