The recent U.S. election raises questions about broader movements that allowed Trump – as well as numerous other leaders around the world – gain popularity. Amid these concerns, Yale undergraduate Declan Kunkel worked with the MacMillan Center and Yale Political Union to co-host Professor Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human...

Luxury and Rubble, a new book by Yale anthropologist Erik Harms, tells the tale of two urban developments in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese city formerly called Saigon.

Phú Mỹ Hưng, a luxurious commercial and residential development, provides a home to members of Vietnam’s rising upper middle class. Thủ Thiêm, a similar development under construction in a nearby...

Martjin Vlaskamp, a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at the MacMillan Center, has recently published the article “Mandatory due diligence for ‘conflict minerals’ and illegally logged timber: Emergence and cascade of a new...

Associate Professor Jonathan Wyrtzen has won the 2016 Social Science History Association President’s Book Award for his first book, Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015). The book was unanimously selected for the award and cited as an “extraordinary work of social science history.” Professor Wyrtzen is an...

Jeff Forret, professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South (Louisiana State University Press).

The Douglass Prize was created jointly by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at...