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President Trump provided a stark reminder of the stakes of nuclear politics when he warned nuclear-armed North Korea to stop making threats or “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen...
In July 2017, Professor Seth Jacobowitz’s Writing Technology in Meiji Japan was awarded the 2017 International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize in the Humanities at the ICAS biannual conference...
In May, Peter Suwondo completed the five-year accelerated Master of Public Health program offered through the Yale School of Public Health. At graduation, he was awarded the Dean’s Prize for...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
Eli Terris, a graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Environmental Management at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, was awarded a Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa by the...
“Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War,” an exhibition that brings together a range of contemporary approaches to the visual representation of conflict, is on view at the...
Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center and the Yale School of Public Health, Azan Virji, a class of 2018 student in the master’s degree in public health program, was able to travel to Geneva,...
Kate Baldwin, newly named as the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science, focuses her research on political accountability, state building, and the politics of development, with...
On July 1, while Americans prepared to celebrate the Fourth, Canadians celebrated Canada Day and, this year, the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act 1867. In that year, the British...
Muslims consider mosques to be the houses of God, the bayt Allah. They are places of worship, sanctuaries, and where Muslim communities come together. The first mosque, which was a modest structure...
Clara Molot, who will be attending Yale in the fall, wrote the following essay after attending the African Literature Association’s 2017 Annual Conference hosted by Yale University June 14-17. The...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, has contributed an article to the new issue of Daedalus, the journal of the...
Refugees from war-torn regions around the world are coming to Connecticut in growing numbers, bringing with them new languages, customs, and cultures. On June 28, a policy forum, “Coming to...
On June 21, Gilder Lehrman Center Director David Blight and GLC summer intern Ry Walker (YC 2020) addressed a group of elementary, middle, and high school teachers at a New Haven monument to the 29th...
June 16 was the final day of excavations at Tel Shiloh for the 2017 season. Previous to this year, I had three years of archaeological field experience, but this was my first leading my own square as...
On Sunday, in the second round of elections for the French National Assembly, newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (Republic On the Move), with its centrist ally,...
Refugees from war-torn regions around the world are coming to Connecticut in growing numbers, bringing with them new languages, customs, and cultures. The public is invited to attend a policy forum...
On June 15, Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University, gave a keynote lecture on “African Literature in the World: Imagining a Post-Colonial Public Sphere” at the ...
Reverend Loretta Opara set the mood for the panel on “Reviving the Voice and Rights of African Children in Literature” by charming the ten delegates present into singing along to an Igbo folk song...
Researchers from Yale University, together with partners at universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom, have developed a brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children...
In last Thursday’s election in the United Kingdom, the Conservative Party increased its vote share by more than five percentage points, to 42.4 percent, more any other party, and won 318 seats in the...
Thanks to funding from the Coca Cola World Fund at Yale, Abigail Smith, a Class of 2018 Master of Environmental Management Candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies,...
“Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies” is the theme of the 2017 African Literature Association (ALA) Conference taking place at Yale University June 14-17. The...
The InterAsia photo exhibition currently being showcased in the Department of Anthropology at Yale features twenty photographs taken and curated by Debojyoti Das, a postdoctoral fellow in the South...
As the world’s largest Muslim country with a population of 255 million, Indonesia’s commitment to Islam’s position as an institution of civil society and to the cause of a pluralist democracy...
Since the outbreak of civil war in 2011, over five million Syrians have left their homes seeking asylum in the nearby countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Jordan has absorbed...
Thanks to funding from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the MacMillan Center, Nick Anderson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, has been conducting...
In April, Yara Sallam, Director of the Criminal Justice Unit at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, gave a thought-provoking talk on what it’s like to be a women’s human rights defender in...
Francesca Trivellato, newly named as the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History, is a historian of early modern Europe and the Mediterranean, whose interests revolve around a broad set of questions...
On April 26, the European Union Studies Program sponsored a conversation between David R. Cameron, Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Union Studies Program, and João...
China’s “one country, two systems” formula since 1997 has made Hong Kong a unique political space with its own cultural dynamics. Regarded as the first mainstream Canto-pop singer in Hong Kong to...
On Sunday, as the polls predicted, Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election in a landslide, winning 66 percent of the vote. Macron, 39, will...
Yale University and Gateway Community College (GCC) have partnered on an exciting and unique project that benefits students in both institutions of higher learning. The Community College Teaching...
As the United States continues to face security challenges in arenas around the world, the MacMillan Center hosted Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, who presented its annual George Herbert Walker Jr...
Under the theme of “The Next Generation of Humanitarianism and Refugee Studies: Challenges & Opportunities,” the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at the...
Twenty-four academics and religious leaders gathered at the Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra on March 9-11 to examine the issues of religion, society, and freedom in the context of Africa. The workshop...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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