The MacMillan Center congratulates Professors David Bromwich and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak on being awarded 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships to fund their research projects. 

They are among 35 recipients of this year’s awards, given by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Each fellow will receive up to $200,000 to pursue significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities. It is hailed as the most generous stipend of its kind.

By funding the work of emerging and established scholars, journalists, and authors, the Carnegie Fellowships program aims to strengthen U.S. democracy, drive...

Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns will present the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Tuesday, May 2.

Titled “The Trump Administration’s Global Foreign Policy Challenges,” his talk will be delivered at 4:30 p.m. in Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. Sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, it is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty...

On Sunday evening, as the results in the first round of the French presidential election became known, there was – despite the fact that Marine Le Pen, the head of the Front National, made it to the second round on May 7 – a collective sigh of relief among many in France and throughout Europe: The polls turned out to be right; Le Pen would face Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old progressive centrist, in the second round rather than Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a hard left candidate who, like Le Pen, advocated exit from the eurozone and the EU. Macron won 24 percent of the vote, Le Pen 21.3 percent, and Mélenchon 19.6...

As Britain exits from the European Union, other member states are working to strengthen it. The Visegrad Group (V4), a cultural and political alliance of four central European nations (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), has long pushed for a stronger EU and now plays a role in ensuring the strength and security of Europe. As part of the Challenges to Security and Stability in Central and Eastern Europe Roundtable series, the European Studies Council hosted a panel on April 20 to address the “Visegrad Group as a factor of stability in Central and Eastern Europe.” (...

Ecological conservation in China’s northwest brings to light questions about space and power in China. As part of the 57th Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture that took place on April 13, the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted You-Tien Hsing, Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies, University of California, Berkeley, who spoke on “Surviving Conservation: Herders and Farmers in China’s Northwest.” In her lecture, Hsing explored effects of a series of “anti-desertification” campaigns launched by the Chinese government since the early 2000s.

Hsing began by noting...