The MacMillan Center Announces Four New Council Chairs

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marilyn Wilkes (203) 432-3413

The MacMillan Center Announces Four New Council Chairs

May 4, 2007. New Haven, CT - Four new Council Chairs have been announced at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale: Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology, Chair of the International Affairs Council; Steven C. Pincus, Professor of History, Chair of the European Studies Council; Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Chair of the East Asian Studies Council; and Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Latin American and Iberian Studies Council.

They will join continuing chairs, Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity, Divinity School, and Professor of History (African Studies), Harvey Goldblatt, Professor of Medieval Slavic Literature (Canadian Studies), Ellen Lust-Okar, Associate Professor of Political Science (Middle East Studies), Phyllis Granoff, Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions (South Asian Studies), and Joe Errington, Professor of Anthropology (Southeast Asian Studies).

“All of these professors look forward to working and contributing their vision and energy to the teaching and research programs on these important regions,” said Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director, The MacMillan Center. “They will help us to continue to build the many international and area programs at the MacMillan Center and the University. I want to express my deep gratitude to the outgoing Council Chairs, Laura Engelstein (European Studies), John Gaddis (International Affairs), Gilbert Joseph and Enrique Mayer (Latin American and Iberian Studies), and Mimi Yiengpruksawan (East Asian Studies) for their many contributions to the MacMillan Center. We are exceedingly grateful for everything they have done for the Councils and the University.”

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Contact Information:

Marilyn Wilkes

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

(203) 432-3413