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Thanks to funding from the Scheidt Family Foundation, Eva Branson, a Class of 2018 history major in the Special Academic Program for Human Rights, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to work with the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
With funding from the South Asian Studies Travel Research Grant for Undergraduate Students, Harland Dahl, a Class of 2018 political science major with a global health concentration, traveled to New...
With funding from Tristan Perlroth Prize for Summer Foreign Travel, Edward Columbia, a Class of 2018 history major, traveled to Mangang Village, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, PRC, and is working at...
“Slavery is one of the most pressing societal problems of our time,” said Genevieve LeBaron, the Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery...
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...
Jing Tsu, professor of East Asian languages and literatures and of comparative literature, and chair of the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center, was recently honored as a 2016...
A recent workshop on an extinct and very rarely studied language opened a “brand new door to fresh historical perspectives” for Yale graduate student Yuan Chen. Chen, who studies medieval Chinese...
On May 9th, scholars from across Yale assembled at the Greenberg Conference Center for the final session of a semester-long workshop series entitled “Contemplating the Rise of Asian Cities.”...
The Workshop in African Intellectual History opened on March 31 with Daniel Magaziner’s (Yale University) reflection on what historians can offer “to moments of great restiveness,” such as the...
President Peter Salovey hosted a visit by Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa on campus last week, where they were honored for their generous support to the Yale...
On May 12, the MacMillan Center hosted a celebration of Joseph C. Fox’s life with a tree planting on its grounds in honor of his centennial birthday. Mr. Fox (Yale ’38) is the founder of the Fox...
His American students often have little background about Africa, and his African students are frequently unstudied in history. But as they join together in Daniel Magaziner’s courses, both groups...
On May 6th and May 7th Yale hosted an international conference exploring the Conflict in the South China Sea. The successful event featured speakers from across the United States and around the world...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has given its Director’s Award to Ayesha Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature. The MacMillan...
On April 28, the MacMillan Center organized two panel discussions to mark the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Center. The first panel on “Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian...
From April 15-17, Yale hosted an international conference on the theme “Muslim Men: On Love, Nurturance, Care, and Fulfillment.” This conference, sponsored by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf...
It is worth asking this question because many people, including many Arabs, no longer think so. During 2011-12, the Arab Spring burst into the Middle East political scene like a shock of adrenaline...
Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully...
On April 6, 2016, the MacMillan Center hosted a roundtable discussion at Whitney Humanities Center with four Eastern European ambassadors to the United Nations: Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Former...
Money really can buy happiness when spending fits our personality, finds a pioneering “big data” study by Yale University Fox International Fellow and academics at the University of Cambridge based...
On April 6, the 22nd anniversary of the plane crash that triggered the three-month genocide in Rwanda in 1994, Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (ret.) delivered the Yale Genocide Studies Program Charles E....
On March 31, 2016, the MacMillan Center, Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity, and Québec/United States University Grant Program jointly sponsored a Symposium on...
Nabokov’s translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin (1964) and its accompanying Commentary, along with Ada, or Ardor (1969), his densely allusive late English language novel, have appeared...
Baroness Emma Nicholson, member of the House of Lords and the Executive Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, recently gave the keynote address at the Migration and Human Safety...
April 27 marks the tenth anniversary of the naming of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. To celebrate its decade-long global engagement, more than...
The Genocide Studies Program at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been awarded funding from the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation. “...
This innovative reader offers both students and teachers of Modern Greek the pedagogical tools to utilize richly textured folktale material in a language class. Students can develop their linguistic...
University of Ghana conferred honorary degrees upon Yale Professors Ian Shapiro and Christopher Udry at a special congregation led by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, on...
The Yale Religious Freedom and Society Project’s work on issues of freedom and civil society and institutions in Christian and Muslim societies of Africa has been recognized by the Center for Early...
On March 17, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that “Daesh [also known as that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its...
“Our views of African-Chinese relations are at least fifteen years out of date.” Such was the motivating thought expressed by Professor Ian Shapiro (Yale University) at the opening of the Yale Africa...
How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–...
In the first in a series of conversations with Yale faculty members about the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews met with Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History, who teaches...
To integrate African, Chinese, and global perspectives, Yale University has partnered with leading business schools in Africa and China to host a series of high-profile conferences on China’s impact...
Professor De La O’s book provides a theory and evidence to explain the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program (the most prominent type of antipoverty...
“Africa Salon,” Yale University’s annual festival of contemporary African arts and culture, returns to campus March 28 through April 3. Organized by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...

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