Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
Heidi Tworek currently holds the position of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on History in the History Department at Harvard. She earned her PhD in History from Harvard in 2012 and received a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University with a double first. Her dissertation, entitled “Magic Connections: German News Agencies and Global News Networks, 1905-1945,” examined the networks behind the news to understand how and why German political and economic elites sought to control what events became news nationally and globally. Her publications include “The Creation of European News: News Agency Cooperation in Interwar Europe” (appearing in Journalism Studies in October 2013) and “Peace through Truth? The Press and Moral Disarmament through the League of Nations,” published in Medien & Zeit in 2010. Most relevantly for this conference, she is the project manager for the United Nations History Project (www.unhistoryproject.org), a website on researching and teaching the history of international organizations. She is also currently organizing the digital collection of Kofi Annan’s papers at Harvard, due to go live in 2014.