President's Award for Service
History professor Gerolymatos is a veteran commentator whose historical knowledge of issues in the Middle East and elsewhere has made him a trusted source on international terrorism and security, including the Arab world’s geopolitical, financial and religious tensions.
His appointment last year to the Prime Minister’s National Security Council sparked more media appearances and interviews (60) than ever. As well, he penned more articles for the press than in any other year of his academic career.
Gerolymatos also organized several public roundtable discussions on important world events, most notably a discussion on “The New Face of the Middle East”, which appeared live online around the world through Global TV’s website.
“It is no easy thing to cultivate long-term positive and fruitful relationships with media,” says Vancouver Sun vice-president, digital, Patricia Graham, “and Dr. Gerolymatos has excelled at this.”