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Judging from the press commentaries, one might think the G7 leaders met in Cornwall last week primarily to urge British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cooperate with the EU in resolving the...
In his new book, The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World, William Nordhaus says there’s a better way to frame the challenges posed by global warming...
Over recent months, the news about COVID-19 has been mostly positive in the U.S. The number of Americans who have gotten vaccinated continues to rise and as a result, the number of COVID cases, as...
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the UNHCR (United Nations...
History is continually revised, driven by new evidence and present-day imperatives, says historian David W. Blight in the June 9 issue of The New Yorker: Once again, Americans find themselves at war...
On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, joined the Yale Institute for Global Health to discuss the status of COVID-19 and its variants around the world and...
In 2016, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center launched a three-year international teachers’ workshop series, in which teachers from...
On Sunday, voters in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt went to the polls to elect a new Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly. The last of several state elections this year prior to the September...
On May 6, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a panel discussion titled “Learning from Lived Experience: Survivor...
Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a recovery plan to assist the states in recovering from the economic effects...
Erik Harms, Council on South East Asia Studies Chair, has been awarded the 2021 Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences.  The citation for Professor Harms states: “Erik...
The European Union is not noted for acting promptly and decisively when confronted with a serious geopolitical challenge. But on Monday, only a day after Belarus, claiming to have received...
On May 11, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) welcomed Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to discuss the importance of ensuring equity in...
Nuno Monteiro, who passed away this month, influenced debates about U.S. dominance in the world. He was an associate professor of political science at Yale University. The following article written...
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and author of “On Tyranny,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of a free press to the preservation of democracy against controlling...
On Tuesday, a large collective sigh of relief could be heard across Europe; Finland’s parliament had approved, by the narrowest of margins, the EU’s proposed financing of its €750 billion recovery...
During the Inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, poet Amanda Gorman recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which captivated a worldwide audience. In response to an announcement of the...
A documentary film on Hong Kong, Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, was supported by the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social...
In April 2020, as COVID-19 spread, the government of Bangladesh strongly recommended that citizens wear masks; a month later, masks were mandated. Eighty percent of Bangladeshis initially reported in...
On April 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition sponsored a panel discussion titled “Repair for Historical Harms: Global Models for Questions of Reparations...
On Thursday, Scottish voters went to the polls to elect their Parliament. Under the provisions of the Additional Member electoral system, 73 of the 129 seats in the Parliament go to the first-past-...
Humanitarian research with Syrian refugees can be difficult to conduct in-person, due to COVID-19 containment, security, and logistics issues. Catherine Panter-Brick, the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen...
On April 19, students and professors from around the world gathered virtually on Zoom for a webinar about “The Asia Olympics: Past Achievements & Future Goals” sponsored by the MacMillan Center’s...
In an email to the student body on Friday evening, Yale College Council vice president Reilly Johnson ’22 announced the election of Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 as the next YCC president and vice...
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Tamar Gendler has announced that Steven Wilkinson will serve as acting FAS dean of social science for a one-year term, through June 2022, pending Yale...
Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states, meeting as the European Council, agreed to a plan, developed at their request by the European Commission and labelled Next...
Scholars collaborating across three continents are deciphering a rare eighteenth-century Japanese manuscript at Yale University Library to reveal a tragic—and likely true—love story between two...
Almost five years after British voters chose, by a narrow 52-48 margin in the June 23, 2016 referendum, to leave the EU, Brexit finally is a done deal. On Tuesday evening, the European Parliament...
The Yale Translation Initiative at the MacMillan Center recently announced the establishment of both a graduate and undergraduate certificate in Translation Studies that is expected to become...
Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center researchers, along with collaborating researchers, have conducted large-scale surveys of migrant workers in India. The findings can inform the policy...
Fourteen Yale faculty members who work across a range of disciplines were among the 252 accomplished individuals elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences last week. Those elected are “...
On April 19, the MacMillan Center hosted Vernon Bogdanor to speak on “Britain and the European Union after Brexit.” Bogdanor CBE is Professor of Government at the Institute of Contemporary British...
On April 14, the Yale Institute for Global Health welcomed Peter Salovey, President, Yale University; Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College; and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University,...
Last July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, agreed to an economic recovery plan  prepared at their request by the European Commission. The...
German voters will go to the polls on September 26 to elect the Bundestag. For most parties, the party leader is its presumed chancellor candidate in the election campaign. But in the case of the...
On April 15, the MacMillan Center hosted Rose Gottemoeller, the U.S. chief negotiator of the New START treaty—and the first woman to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation—to give the George Herbert...
In China, highly educated people are more likely to move away from areas with poor air quality. Reducing pollution could substantially increase GDP there and in other countries, according to a new...
Last July, in a five-day marathon meeting of the European Council, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union agreed, with some modifications, to an economic recovery plan  prepared at...
The article below and podcast appeared in Social Science Space on April 1. Listen to podcast When Jim Scott mentions ‘resistance,’ this recovering political scientist isn’t usually talking about...