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Words on a page make no noise, but Satoko Shimazaki — a Japanese literature professor at the University of California Los Angeles — told nearly three dozen attendees on Thursday that writing has long...
Yale University President Peter Salovey arrived in Nigeria Jan. 15 to continue his leadership of the Yale Africa Initiative, a long-term, university-wide commitment to enhance Yale’s ongoing...
A row of musicians with strings and percussion — including instruments like a joza, santoor, doumbek, riq and naqqarah — play a steady backdrop of notes and rhythms. A vocalist then joins them,...
Whether Yale economist Rohini Pande is designing public policies aimed at reducing air pollution or expanding women’s employment opportunities, her general goal is the same: Serving people left...
The following article written by Kishwar Rizvi, Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, appeared in The Conversation on January 9, 2020: President Donald Trump warned the...
On November 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 or, for that matter...
Maria Kaliambou, senior lector in the Hellenic Studies Program, was awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to travel to Greece to work with University of Athens and...
Alice Kaplan, a leading scholar of 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature and history, has been named the next director of the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC). Her three-year term...
The following article written by Emma Sky appeared Foreign Affairs on January 3: The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on the outskirts of Baghdad was a major escalation in the...
The following article written by Nahid Siamdoust appeared in Foreign Affairs on January 6: With the United States and Iran on the brink of war, regime change advocates are celebrating the...
Imagine entering a polling place on Election Day concerned that local government officials or your employer will punish you for supporting the wrong candidate. This is a dilemma facing voters in...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost no time after Thursday’s Queen’s speech opening the new session of Parliament in moving forward with the process of approving the European Union (Withdrawal...
Since last summer, Ozgen Felek has passed many illuminating hours in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s reading room poring over Yale’s collections of Ottoman Turkish manuscripts,...
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and the European Studies Council (ESC) invites Yale Students who have conducted academic travel, research, or internship experiences in...
The article below was co-published with YaleGlobal Online and Just Security on December 17, 2019.     Summary:  The United States is severely divided over impeachment, with a Senate trial...
The inaugural conference for European Studies Graduate Fellows, titled “Europe in Flux,” brought together young scholars from across the globe on December 6-7 to discuss some of the most pressing...
It had been apparent for some time to those who followed the polls throughout the election campaign that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives would in all likelihood win a majority in the House of Commons...
On December 12, the Common Room on the second floor of Luce Hall was filled with the sound of laughter, ping pong balls ringing, and sprinkles pouring as the MacMillan Center enjoyed a respite...
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University invited Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University, to deliver the 2nd Annual Seong-Yawng Park GRD ‘65 and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...