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Vilakazi Street runs through the township of Orlando West, in Soweto, South Africa. At first glance it’s not very impressive, one could walk from one end to the other in ten minutes. Yet no other...
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun will host a dinner on Dec. 2 to honor the recipients of the annual Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation, created to recognize excellence in teaching. This year’s...
On Oct. 18, the Universidad de San Andrés and Yale University co-sponsored the conference, “Perspectives on Poverty and Human Development” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was held as part of...
Catherine Panter-Brick, the newly appointed Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs, is a world-renowned expert on risk and resilience in contexts of war...
The conflict between Palestine and Israel seems at times completely intractable. However, Gidon Bromberg is convinced that, not only can progress toward peace be made, it can be mutually beneficial...
On Nov. 10, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years and, as happened in the elections in December 2015, June 2016, and last April, no party won a majority of the...
On November 7, esteemed panelists in a packed Henry R. Luce Hall this past Thursday were tasked with answering two monumental questions: can we fix the broken global order, and if so, how? Panelists...
Throughout human history, people have enslaved others, though the intensification of such practices has varied across time and space. Historians have long recognized these basic facts of human...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition announces the winner of the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The 2019 winner of the prize is Amy...
The following article written by Carrie Zhou appeared in the Nov. 11 issue of the Yale Daily News: The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) will celebrate its 10th anniversary this week,...
On Sunday, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years. And as happened in December 2015, June 2016, and last April, no party won a majority. The fact that elections...
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) at the MacMillan Center at Yale University will partner on Legacies...
Gidon Bromberg, the co-founder and Israeli co-director of EcoPeace Middle East, a unique organization that brings together Jordanians, Palestinians, and Israelis to promote environmental...
The South Asian Studies Council recently hosted Sanjay Mitra, a former Indian Administrative Service Officer and one of India’s top bureaucrats prior to his retirement this year. In a career that...
On October 23, the European Studies Council of the MacMillan Center held a special screening of the 2017 film, Call Me by Your Name. Following the screening, producer Peter Spears fielded questions...
In June 1849, the Yale College librarian received a three-month-old letter from Canton, China, informing him that the sender, an American missionary printer named Samuel Wells Williams, had...
Complete with question and answer sessions, a networking cocktail event and more, the second annual Yale Africa Film Festival will showcase films of Africa and its diaspora this weekend. Organized by...
With time running out in the extension to Oct. 31 of the UK’s exit date the EU granted last April, yet another chapter was opened this week in the long-running Brexit saga. On Monday, after several...
On October 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance (GLC) at the MacMillan Center hosted a book talk with Raymond O. Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin...
For the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs in October, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale hosted Douglas Rae, Richard Ely Professor of...
Ben Taub, a staff writer for The New Yorker, will deliver a talk on Thursday, Oct. 31 on the political implications of the United States’ withdrawal from Syria and the current state of Iraq. He will...
Poverty, not war-related trauma, drives cognitive deficits in young people displaced by conflict, according to a new Yale-led study of adolescents affected by the crisis in Syria.  The study,...
The following article, written by Ella Goldblum, appeared in the October 23, 2019, Yale Daily News: At a Tuesday panel, experts of Canadian studies examined the country’s politics, a topic of...
Last Thursday, after a week-long marathon of virtually non-stop negotiation prompted by the three-hour meeting of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Wirral on...
As a general rule, Yale puts little stock in external rankings. But every now and again, when there’s especially good news, it’s hard not to boast just a little. And so we report that Timothy Snyder...
Yesterday morning, after a week-long negotiating marathon and only a few hours before the meeting of the European Council, the EU and the UK agreed on a withdrawal agreement that contains a modified...
Phyllis Mugadza ’21 B.S. says she wasn’t entirely familiar with the U.S. college experience when attending high school in Zimbabwe, but when she learned about the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)...
Douglas Rae, Richard Ely Professor of Management Emeritus at Yale, will give a series of three lectures this month on “Capitalism: Knowledge Drives Wealth” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World...
For more than a week after the UK gave the EU a 44-page draft legal text of a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, it appeared highly unlikely they would be able to agree on a modified...
The following article written by Marci Shore, an associate professor of history at Yale, appeared in the October 12 issue of Foreign Policy. Professor Shore is the author of “The Taste of Ashes: The...
Twenty first-year students sit around a crowded dining room table in Pauli Murray College, mulling over “A Song on How My Thatched Roof Was Ruined by the Autumn Wind,” a work by the prominent 8th...
The following article written by Giovanna Truong appeared in the Oct. 7, 2019 issue of the Yale Daily News: In a darkened Luce Hall, frames showing vibrant animation — like soaring drone shots —...
From September 27-29 Marcia C. Inhorn, CMES Chair and William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, hosted the international conference-workshop “(Un)Settling Middle...
With the Brexit clock continuing to tick, second by second, toward midnight on Oct. 31, and time running out as well for submission by the UK of a proposal regarding the Irish backstop that could be...
The following opinion piece written by Marius Kothor,  a Ph.D. student in history and a graduate afilliate with the Council on African Studies, appeared in the October 2 issue of The New York Times....
“What is it about this moment we’re living in, not just the Trump moment but a longer moment, that makes it possible finally to talk so seriously about slavery in public ways?” David Blight, Sterling...
Urjit R. Patel (Ph.D. ’90), former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be a recipient of this year’s Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for his outstanding achievements and contribution to...
This past Friday, students and Yale community members traversing Cross Campus were greeted by an enormous red, blue, and yellow truck full to bursting with an array of brightly packaged chocolate...
After 37 years in the Singaporean foreign service, Bilahari Kausikan, now the Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, has a message for the world’s major powers...
The story of the team’s plight made international news and gained support from U.S. legislators and the president. And it set in motion a collaboration between Yale and the team’s coach, entrepreneur...