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Colin interviewing a farmer after a day of work.

This summer I have the incredible opportunity to conduct qualitative research on changes in land use practices with smallholder farmers in the Bono East region of Ghana thanks to the generous support from the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale through the MacMillan Center. Over the past five years, I...

Emily Sigman, MF/MA '21, exploring Saint Petersburg's bustling fruit markets.  Emily is spending the summer in Russia studying Advanced Russian with the Yale Summer Session, and conducting research on Saint Petersburg's unique, multicultural and perennial fruit markets. Behind Emily is a stand containing fruits from Central Asia. Her research aims in part to untangle the myriad ways both the fruits and the people selling them come to Saint Petersburg.

This summer, with support from the MacMillan Center and the Yale Global Food Fellowship, I am studying Russian and exploring one of Europe’s little-known gems: Saint Petersburg’s abundant summertime fruit markets.

Saint Petersburg is one of my favorite cities, and it is a wonderful place...

The vast majority of the world’s sexual minority population — an estimated 83 percent of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual — keep their orientation hidden from all or most of the people in their lives, according to a new study by the Yale School of Public Health that could have...

Katie Wells, Yale College 2021, Benjamin Franklin College

“So far my experience in Geneva has been amazing! I am living just outside the big city, in a quaint town called Nyon. The location of my town is really the best of both worlds, from my house you can see Lake Geneva as well as the mountains of France! Each day I commute by train into the city...

Mireille Pardon, Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, in Bruges, June 2019

Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center, I have travelled to Belgium this summer to continue my dissertation research on crime and punishment in late medieval Flemish cities. The Late Middle Ages were an exciting time for Flanders — Bruges and Ghent were international trading centers,...