Heidi J. Tworek

Title: 
Assistant Professor of International History
Affiliation: 
University of British Columbia
Short Bio: 

Heidi Tworek works on the history of news and international organizations. Her current book project explores how Germans exploited new wireless communications technology to overturn international news supply in the first half of the twentieth century. She manages the United Nations History Project (www.unhistoryproject.org), the premier scholarly site on the history of international organizations. Heidi has published over a dozen articles in academic venues. She has written for media outlets including The Atlantic, Politico, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and The Conversation as well as appeared on the BBC and Huffington Post Live. In 2016-17, she is a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund in Washington DC, working on bringing history into policy-making.She earned her PhD in History from Harvard University and her dissertation received the Herman E. Krooss Prize for best dissertation in business history.