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Heidi Tworek

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of International History and Public Policy, University of British Columbia

Full Biography

Dr. Heidi Tworek is associate professor of international history and public policy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as well as a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Her most recent book is the multi-award-winning News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2019). She is currently writing about the history and policy of health communications; an article on that project appeared in the American Historical Review in 2019 entitled “Communicable Disease: Information, Health, and Globalization in the Interwar Period.” She received her PhD in History from Harvard University and BA (Hons) from University of Cambridge.