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The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY), sponsored by the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies, opens on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium at the Whitney and...
In the closing roundtable, Gabriel Di Meglio (Universidad de Buenos Aires-Conicet, Argentina) confessed that when he told a friend he was coming to Yale for a conference on popular royalism, his...
Maziar Bahari is perhaps best known in the United States as the subject of Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, which was about Bahari’s 2009 imprisonment and torture at the...
Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, ignited a national debate this year by not standing when the national anthem is played before football games. This is familiar territory for...
The Eastern Mediterranean, the region heralded as the birthplace of civilization and culture, is now the center of destruction and displacement. To many, the conflicts afflicting the area seem...
The following Forbes opinion post was written by Nicolas Jimenez, Yale College Class of 2019; Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center and Sterling Professor of Political Science;...
In 2015, Fund for Peace, a nonprofit research institution that specializes in foreign affairs, gave South Sudan a 114.5 on its annual Failed State Index. This score, higher than that of any other...
Approximately twenty historians from North America, Latin America, and Europe recently convened on the Yale campus for a conference to analyze the role of “experts and expertise” in Latin America’s “...
Syria is now entering its sixth year of war. More than a third of its hospitals have closed and about 65 percent of health workers have fled. There is an urgent need for medical training, to replace...
A screening of the 2004 film “By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam,” which explores a protest of the national anthem by Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), his...
This op-ed written by Jing Tsu, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature and Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center, appeared online...
Mahmood Mamdani, an internationally renowned scholar on African history, politics, and society, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will give the annual Coca-Cola...
Swara Bhaskar has acted in several Indian movies, including two top grossing Bollywood films. She is currently working on writing the screenplay of a film titled Split Ends for which she has been...
“Harakiri,” a critique of the Japanese feudal structure, will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 27, and “Age of Assassins,” a satire of spy movies, on Friday, Oct. 28. Both films, which are in Japanese...
On November 3rd and 4th, a workshop on “The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa (DirtPol)” will be held at the MacMillan Center. It’s one of the last activities to be held for the DirtPol project...
Fighting climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. In order to reach a global consensus on climate action, environmental leaders have been actively involved in international...
“Welcome. We will begin each week promptly at 4:34,” Shawkat Toorawa told the assembled group of students at the Whitney Humanities Center on a recent Wednesday. “I will talk about three items of...
The mission of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) at the MacMillan Center is to promote scholarship and public programming about the history of...
Douglas Rogers, associate professor of anthropology, has been awarded multiple prizes from the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (ASEEES) for his book, The Depths of Russia...
Linguists and researchers from around the world specializing in the study of African languages gathered at Yale in early October to discuss the evolution of languages through urbanization,...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during China Town Hall, a unique 70-city live discussion and Q&A on...
On September 30 and October 1, the MacMillan Center welcomed academics from both sides of the Atlantic for a conference on the literary, visual, and performing arts of the Russian Empire, titled “The...
Maxim Kiselev, a professor from Moscow State Lomonosov University’s Higher School of Business, a director at the Skolkovo Insitute for Science and Technology, a graduate of Yale’s Department of...
The plebiscite on the 2nd of October in Colombia delayed the dream of peace for the country. The triumph left the country divided between supporters and opponents of the peace process. Sadly, the...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies has awarded book prizes to two Yale faculty members. Emily Erikson, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology,...
This op-ed written by Timothy Snyder, the Bird White Housum Professor of History, and a member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, appeared in The New York Times on September 20...
Most people believe that the 21st century simply began at the turn of the millennium, in the year 2000. However, Krzysztof Szczerski, a secretary of state in the chancellery of the president in...
From April to July 1994, Rwanda was embroiled in genocide. Nearly one million people died during the Hutu-lead campaign against the Tutsis. The genocide came to an end when the Rwandan Patriotic...
The terrorism perpetuated by ISIS and other extremist groups reinforces the perception that Islam, a religion with more than 1 billion believers worldwide, has spread over the course of its 1,400-...
As political science professor David R. Cameron took the podium before his talk on the implications of Brexit Thursday afternoon, he paused to allow those expecting another David Cameron — the former...
The early 1990s were a magical time for Western nations. The Berlin Wall fell; the Soviet Union broke up peacefully into 15 constituent republics; Nelson Mandela walked free; and the First Gulf War...
This op-ed written by Ernesto Zedillo and Carlos M. Guttierrez appeared in The New York Times on Sept. 12, 2016. The United States and Mexico have a rich, shared history. For more than a century,...
Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale on Tuesday, September 20. His talk will start at 4:30 p.m. in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and Henry R. Luce Director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, will teach Moral Foundations of...
Nick Frisch, a doctoral student in Yale’s East Asian Languages and Literatures department, is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s competitive William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission...
When assuming his appointment as Yale’s first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature in August 1843, Edward E. Salisbury urged his colleagues to be patient with him as he strived...
One fall evening in 1880, Russian painter Ilya Repin welcomed an unexpected visitor to his home: Lev Tolstoy. The renowned realists talked for hours, and Tolstoy turned his critical eye to the...
The punitive rhetoric underlying the warning about accessing torrent websites addresses only one axis of the debate. It would be more accurate to see piracy as a global pricing problem. Recent...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
In this book, Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores modernism as a source of both pride and anxiety...

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