Harry Hart Rice Visiting Lectureship Fund

The Henry Hart Rice Visiting Lectureship Fund honors the legacy of Henry Hart Rice, who believed that “there are many worthy causes, but none can prosper unless we can avoid nuclear war. Peace is therefore the overriding priority.” The Fund was created to enrich the Yale community’s understanding of the world’s cultures by bringing in Visiting Lecturers to teach and dialogue with members of the Yale community.
The fund supports residencies at Yale of one semester to one year for foreign scholars in the humanities and social sciences who come from countries and cultures where there is a mutual need to improve relations and foster understanding with the United States. Eligible scholars are from the countries of Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe that are not members of the European Union (EU), Turkey, the Caucasus, Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and China.
Nominated by a Yale faculty mentor from one of the MacMillan Center’s area studies councils, each Rice Lecturer teaches one undergraduate course per semester on a subject related to their own region that supplements the Council’s regular course offerings. An equally important role of the Rice Lecturer is to fully engage in the life of the council through formal and informal intellectual exchange with students and faculty.