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July 23, 2019. New Haven, Conn.—Yale University is hosting a one-day conference on the future of the Greek economy titled “Towards a New Greek Miracle: Growth Policies for the Decades to Come.” The conference will take place on Friday, September 20, and will be preceded by the annual Stavros...
Yale announces 2019 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists

New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. Jointly sponsored by...

The group of K-12 teachers that participated in the Summer Institute for Teachers.

The Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center welcomed participants to its three-day Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT), “Refugees in Recent History,” from June 26-28. The diverse group of educators came from far and wide including Massachusetts, New Jersey, Arkansas, Indiana,...

Some of my interviewees in Notsé, Togo: Left, Abla Vokuyibor (my Grandmother) Right, Ablagbue Vokuyibor (my Great Aunt) June 2019

In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves” are common fixtures in our collective...

Margherita Tortora is Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Latin American studies at Yale, and founder/executive director of The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale. She’s been instrumental in bringing Latin America cinema to Yale, New Haven, and the greater New England region.

To commemorate its 10th year, the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) invites Yale student artists to submit a poster design for the festival’s poster. All university students, graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to participate. Please...