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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...
In his recently published book, American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present, Yale professor Philip Gorski explores how the American tradition has both sacred and...
Wendy S. Hesford, a Professor of English at the Ohio State University, has spent this academic year as a Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Interdisciplinary Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center...
During the polarizing weekend that preceded Turkey’s constitutional referendum on April 16, the MacMillan Center, in conjunction with the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations,...
On April 10 the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center welcomed Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self-Employed Womens’ Association (SEWA) and the SEWA bank for women in India. Dr. Bhatt spoke...
On April 7, experts gathered at the Yale Law School for a conference on the current financial crisis affecting Puerto Rico. Hosted by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the...
The MacMillan Center congratulates David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, and...
The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a conference titled, “Rethinking Religion in Early Modern Russia,” on April 7-8. “We now know enormously more about the details of...
“When I began to become interested in Islamic philosophy, which was in the early 1990s, the eternity of the world was considered the most important philosophical question that was discussed by Muslim...
On Friday, the Venezuelan government, run by the party of the leftist populist Hugo Chávez, banned opposition leader Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years. The ban follows a ruling a...
The cultural production of the Arab World and Iran is often viewed through the limiting lens of European and American modes of art theory. “Writing/Curating the Middle East”—a two-day symposium (...
On March 29, the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale presented the 18th Annual John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies featuring Ken K. Ito, a professor of Japanese...
Ezzedine C. Fishere, an Egyptian political scientist, novelist, and former diplomat, presented his views on security in the Arab region in a talk titled, “State Fragility and Collapse in the Arab...
The Fox International Fellowship at the MacMillan Center sponsored a panel discussion (view video) on March 6 based on a World Bank report titled, “Competitive Cities: A Local Solution to the Global...
Beginning in 2012, fighting between various factions in the Central African Republic (CAR) caused widespread bloodshed and displaced hundreds of thousands in the Texas-sized nation of 4.7 million...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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