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Toynbee Prize

The Toynbee Prize Foundation was chartered in 1987 to contribute to the development of the social sciences, as defined from a broad historical view of human society and of human and social problems. Among its activities, the Foundation has awarded the Toynbee Prize for social scientists who have made significant academic and public contributions to humanity. Among its past recipients are Raymond Aron, Lord Kenneth Clark, Sir Ralf Dahrendorf, Natalie Zeman Davis, Albert Hirschman, George Kennan, Bruce Mazlish, Jean-Paul Sartre, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Barbara Ward, Lady Jackson. The Foundation also undertakes to foster the social sciences, historically conceived, by means of various initiatives. Prime among these, so far, has been The New Global History project, as demonstrated by this web site.

Toynbee Prize Foundation Trustees, as of September 1, 2001:

  • Alan Brinkley
    Professor of History, Columbia

  • Harlan Cleveland
    President, World Academy of Art and Science (retired 2000)

  • Marshall Goldman
    Associate Director, Russian Research Center, Harvard

  • Jill Ker Conway
    Associate, STS Program MIT; former President Smith College

  • Steven Graubard
    Emeritus Editor, Daedalus Magazine

  • Raymond Grew
    Emeritus Professor of History, U. of Michigan

  • Richard Hunt
    University Marshall, Harvard

  • Akira Iriye
    Professor of History, Harvard

  • Samer Khanachet
    General Manager, Kuwait Investment Projects Company

  • Philip Khoury
    Dean, School of Hum., Arts, and Social Sciences, M.I.T.

  • Alice L. Mattice
    Director for Trade and Environmental Policy Planning, U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President

  • Bruce Mazlish (President)
    Professor of History, M.I.T.

  • Priscilla McMillan
    Research Affiliate, Russian Research Center, Harvard

  • Robert Monks
    President, LENS Investment Management, Inc.

  • Elliott Morss (Treasurer)
    CEO, Asia-Pacific Group

  • Harriet Ritvo
    Professor of History, M.I.T.

  • James Sebenius
    Professor, Harvard Business School
    (Former Vice President, the Blackstone Group)

  • Arthur Singer
    Vice-President Emeritus, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

  • Crocker Snow, Jr.
    Editor-in-Chief, World Times, Inc.

The Foundation, based in Massachusetts, is tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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