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Last week, almost nine months after British voters decided by a 52-48 margin in last June’s referendum to leave the European Union, the Parliament completed its consideration of a bill authorizing...
Haley J. Swedlund, a visiting scholar in the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale and an Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (...
Winning the “hearts and minds” of Afghan civilians is a key component of American strategy in Afghanistan, where war rages more than 16 years after NATO-backed forces knocked the Taliban from power....
Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman’s empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This...
A symposium on “Religion and Public Policy in Southeast Asia,” that focused on how religions influence public policy that affects women and religious minorities was held on March 10, 2017 in Henry R...
Mysteries of nature, modern enchantments, and the curse words of colorful incantations were among the many topics addressed in the two-day symposium “Magic and the Occult in Islam and Beyond,” held...
For most of the campaign preceding Wednesday’s election in the Netherlands, the attention of the media was focused on Geert Wilders, the platinum-pompadoured xenophobe whose Party for Freedom (PVV)...
On Monday, almost nine months after British voters decided by a 52-48 margin in last June’s referendum to leave the European Union, the Parliament completed its consideration of a bill authorizing...
In the face of continued international concern over Russia’s activities in the Black Sea region, the MacMillan Center hosted a panel on the topic of “Challenges for Security and Stability in the...
The 2016 U.S. presidential election was a historically divisive contest in which the victorious candidate repeatedly leveled unfounded accusations of election rigging and widespread voter fraud. To...
Sixty-five-year-old films may be old, but some never lose their significance. A select few made reappearances on screen at the Whitney Humanities Center last Friday and Saturday. The European Film...
Yalies and New Haven residents alike came together in Henry R. Luce Hall to celebrate Southeast Asian culture Friday evening. First held in Spring 2003, the Yale Southeast Asian Spring Cultural...
The Yale University Art Gallery will mark the 175th anniversary of the field of Arabic studies at Yale with the exhibition “Modern Art from the Middle East,” a selection of paintings, sculptures, and...
Researchers led by Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics and affiliated with the MacMillan Center, studied the causes and consequences of internal seasonal migration in northwestern Bangladesh, a...
Margherita Tortora, Founder and Executive Director of the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY), recently sat down with Carlos Barba Salva, an award-winning Cuban filmmaker, to interview...
Professor Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Director of the Project on Religious Freedom and Society in Africa at the MacMillan Center, presents his...
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P), William Burke-White (University of Pennsylvania) observed in the introductory panel of the Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect conference...
The Fox International Fellowship at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a seminar on “The Global Health Crisis: the U.S. and Beyond” on February 21. Former CEO of HealthCare.gov Kevin Counihan...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Last fall, I was supposed to be in India, studying Hinduism and environmentalism, when I ended up boarding the Iuventa; a voluntary search and rescue vessel en  route to mitigate Libya’s offshore...
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...
At a time of mounting tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine and reports of election hacking, two Yale undergraduates are among a group of American students busily collaborating...
Frederick Douglass, author, orator, editor, and most important African American leader of the 19th century, was a dangerous illegal immigrant. Well, in 1838 he escaped a thoroughly legal system of...
The College Art Association named Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art and member of the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, as one of 13 individuals honored...
Workshops, talks, demonstrations, and — of course — a lion dance will highlight the celebration of Lunarfest 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 4. Lunarfest celebrates the Chinese Year of the Rooster, which...
A new installation of African art at the Yale University Art Gallery presents objects from Africa’s earliest cultures along with pieces that inspired modernist artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri...
The Mexican government has been courteous toward Donald Trump, as both a candidate and now U.S. president. Indeed, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has paid a high political cost at home for his...
As the new U.S. administration settles into the White House, many questions remain regarding its foreign policy stance toward Eastern and Central Europe, especially given President Trump’s ambiguous...
Today the UK Supreme Court ruled, by an 8-to-3 vote, that an Act of Parliament is required to authorize the government to notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European...
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, the Colombian government and the largest and oldest guerrilla group in Latin America, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) finally struck...
After the June referendum in which a narrow majority of British voters favored leaving the European Union, Theresa May, campaigning for the Conservative Party leadership to replace David Cameron as...
A genocide is underway against the Rohingya of Myanmar. Chronic tensions and sporadic episodes of violent persecution of the group – an ethnic Muslim minority group based in Western Rakhine state,...
Europeans should take seriously Trump’s proposal for a greater financial contribution to NATO. This is the only way to prevent a catastrophe. Only two years ago, my wife and I spent a year at...
Every year, I take the students from my Islamic architecture course to visit the Islamic art collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York so they can see the cultural artifacts we’ve...
When Prime Minister Theresa May took over as the leader of the British Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom in July, she famously said, “Brexit means Brexit.” Her words were...
Amidst heightened international interest in United States foreign policy under Trump, Yale professor and diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill met with Cuong Nguyen, First Secretary of the Vietnam...
The Fox International Fellowship organized a panel session on its screening of “Under the Turban,” a documentary about Sikhs living in various diasporas worldwide. The panel consisted of the...

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