This just in from the Gelber Foundation and the UofT's Munk School of Global Affairs:
The Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. A prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto...
Which means that they have a jury of esteemed experts on Foreign Affairs to figure out who should win said prize.
And, well, you know...
The Jurors for the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize are:
• William Thorsell, Jury Chair (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
• Daniel W. Drezner (Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
• Gaynor Lilian Johnson, Ph. D. (Manchester, UK)
• Walter Russell Meade (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA)
• Margaret Wente (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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