Greetings from Ghana! My name is Peter Suwondo, and I am a second-year MPH student concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology and global health. This summer I am working with a team of parasitologists from the University of Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). Together, we are conducting a field study in the Kpandai District of Ghana’s Northern Region, screening communities for parasitic intestinal worm infections and investigating emerging anthelminthic...
Pericles Lewis, currently the founding president of Yale-NUS College, will assume the combined role of vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs in the fall of 2017, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak announced. Lewis will take up the new position at the conclusion of his five-year term in his current post. This key post within the University Cabinet has been vacant since Linda Lorimer’s retirement in the spring of last year. Lewis’ appointment “...
David Cameron
Momentous. Seismic. Historic. The British vote to leave the European Union was all that and more. For the supporters of the Remain campaign and many in the EU, it is a catastrophic defeat, one that will prove to be immensely costly in a variety of ways to the UK and the EU. For supporters of the Leave campaign and euroskeptics throughout the EU, on the other hand, it is a great victory of democracy, one that will enable the British people, through their parliament, to reclaim the sovereignty...
Joe Gladstone
Joe’s research focuses on understanding consumer financial decision-making by analyzing large-scale transaction and personality data. This work involves partnering with banks, government departments and other financial institutions. Prior to his PhD, Joe graduated first in his class with degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He has been awarded a number of grants and prizes, including from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust. Joe’s views on consumer...
Ian Shapiro
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center, grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era.  He recalls that people there could easily list the regime’s injustices, but often struggled to describe a just alternative.   This observation — people know what they oppose better than what they favor — informs Shapiro’s argument in his latest book, “Politics Against Domination.” He makes the case that resisting domination should be the...