Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay have won the 2003 Gelber Prize for their book America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press,
ISBN 0-8157-0904-8, $22.95) and have been also short listed for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Award, to be announced later this spring. Ivo H. Daalder is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. James M. Lindsay is Vice-President and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Established in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber, the prize was described by The Economist as “the world’s most important award for non-fiction.”
The Gelber jury called America Unbound an “incisive examination of U.S. foreign policy under President George W. Bush. Anyone who seeks to understand America’s role in the world and the shape of the new global order will find this book invaluable and compelling.”
According to Jury Chair George Haynal, a veteran of the Canadian Foreign Service, “This is the most balanced and focused guide to American foreign policy today. That makes it essential reading, pure and simple.”
Daalder and Lindsay will receive $15,000 and give the inaugural public lecture for the prize on March 24, 2004 at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies. The pair will also participate in a panel hosted by Foreign Policy Magazine on March 31st, moderated by editor Moisés Naím.
Peter W. Singer, a Brookings National Security Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, was also a finalist for his book, Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Corporate Military Industry (Cornell University Press). The other finalists for the 2003 Gelber prize were Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (Random House); Karl E. Meyer, The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland (Public Affairs); and Fareed Zakaria, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (W. W. Norton).