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27 September 2021

The Director’s Chair: Margaret MacMillan on history’s lessons, Richard Nixon, and China’s rise

Michael Fullilove speaks with the distinguished Canadian historian and award-winning author, Professor Margaret MacMillan

Michael Fullilove
Michael Fullilove

In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with the distinguished Canadian historian and award-winning author, Professor Margaret MacMillan. Margaret has written a number of books including Peacemakers, Nixon in China, and The War that Ended Peace. She has been a history professor at Ryerson University, the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, where she served for a decade as the Warden of St Antony’s College.

Margaret and Michael discuss how leaders should learn from history, the future of US-China relations, and the results of the recent Canadian election.

Margaret talks about how she approached the task of writing about her great-grandfather David Lloyd George, Western approaches to war, and the differences between Canada and Australia.