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...

Recent crises around the world, most notably the Syrian conflict, have brought into question the role of the international community in preventing human rights violations and mass atrocity crimes. Amid widespread concerns, the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center hosted a roundtable with Ivan Simonovic, who was recently appointed the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Advisor on...

In 2006 Brown University and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted an international symposium on slavery and public history. Since that conference the field has grown exponentially.

Now the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gilder Lehrman Center, and the Center for the Study...