2015 Cundill Prize Lecture
“Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide.”
On October 8, 2015 The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill will host 2014 Cundill Prize Winner, Gary Bass, for the annual Cundill Prize Lecture.Birks Heritage Chapel, 2nd floor 3520 University Street Seating is limited, RSVPs encouraged: firstname.lastname@example.org / 514-398-8346
In his award-winning book The Blood Telegram, Gary Bass provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan in 1971 as it committed shocking atrocities in Bangladesh—which led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left major strategic consequences for the world today. Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and his own extensive investigative reporting, Bass uncovers an unknown story of superpower brinkmanship, war, scandal, and conscience.