The Macmillan Center’s newest initiative, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses hosted a panel on Social Innovation and Humanitarian Responses on February 22 (view video). It featured Peter Ventevogel, a senior mental health expert at UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency); Rana Dajani, Associate Professor of Biology at Hashemite University in Jordan and founding director of We Love Reading; and Stephanie Leutert, a Mexico Security Initiative Fellow at...

Coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of revolts in the Arab region, the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion (view video) featuring Amr Hamzawy, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Jonathan Wyrtzen, Associate Professor of Sociology, History, and International Affairs; and Robert Malley, Former Special Assistant to the U.S. President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf...

The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences that can inform best practice and sound policy and have a meaningful impact on the lives of people affected by forced displacement.

As the movement of refugees has reached unprecedented levels globally, the program will explore the profound and...

The security of countries in the Baltic Sea region has become a point of friction between Russia, the United States, and NATO. The issue has become especially precarious given Russia’s increasingly militarization in the region and President Trump’s comments against organizations, such as NATO, which play an important role in deterring Russian aggression. With the current U.S. administration’s policy towards NATO and the European Union unclear, the European Studies Council (CES) at the Macmillan Center held a roundtable...

From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government operated a training school for art teachers in the Bantu Education system — the school system for black South Africans.

Although primarily intended as a place to train teachers, the school, known as Ndaleni, offered black South Africans the largely unheard-of opportunity to learn art history and to train as artists. This opportunity came at a price: Upon...