The MacMillan Report Debuts on Internet

For Immediate Release

Contact: Marilyn Wilkes (203) 432-3413

The MacMillan Report Debuts on Internet

October 21, 2008. New Haven, CT � The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will launch a new Internet show called The MacMillan Report on October 22 at noon on its Web site at

The MacMillan Report is done in a one-on-one interview format and features Yale faculty in international and area studies and their research. Hosted by Marilyn Wilkes, Public Affairs Director at the MacMillan Center, the show will air on Wednesdays at noon during the academic year and each one will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. The guest interviewed on the first webisode is Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs. The interview centers on a non-profit organization he leads called Incentives for Global Health and its new flagship proposal, The Health Impact Fund.

“The goal of The MacMillan Report is to showcase some of the innovative work that the Yale faculty affiliated with the MacMillan Center are doing,” said Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director, The MacMillan Center. “Not only do we want to share this impressive body of research with the Yale community, but it is our hope that the rest of the world will find it informative. The first interview with Professor Pogge really highlights this goal in that it shines a light on a new way of stimulating research and development of life-saving medicines in order to provide them to patients—especially those in the developing world—who would benefit through access to new drugs at low prices. In the upcoming shows, some of the topics will be Middle Eastern infertility and reproductive technology issues, new legal systems and how they evolve, environmental conflicts in South Asia, and a new theory of civil religion.”

Yale’s CMI2 Media Team, led by Rick Leone, Manager/Producer, handles the technical aspects of producing the show.

The MacMillan Report is made possible through funding from the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. 

Contact Information:

Marilyn Wilkes

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

(203) 432-3413