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On Thursday, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European Union, met over dinner, as they had on May 28 immediately after the elections for the...
The Narok Paleoanthropological Project, a joint research project of the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), has been awarded a National...
Renowned constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman discusses his new book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law―an exploration of the origins, successes, and threats to...
Yale graduate Jude Alawa’s recent publication in Current Breast Cancer Reports entitled, “Breast Cancer Management Among Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Populations: a Call to Action” under the...
NEW HAVEN: Since the 1960s, powerful movements across the democratic world have sought to bring politics closer to the people. Party members more often elect their leaders directly. There has been...
On June 7, British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. Today, in the last of five votes conducted over the past week, the 313 Conservative MPs chose Boris Johnson...
This summer, with support from the MacMillan Center and the Yale Global Food Fellowship, I am studying Russian and exploring one of Europe’s little-known gems: Saint Petersburg’s abundant summertime...
This summer I have the incredible opportunity to conduct qualitative research on changes in land use practices with smallholder farmers in the Bono East region of Ghana thanks to the generous support...
“So far my experience in Geneva has been amazing! I am living just outside the big city, in a quaint town called Nyon. The location of my town is really the best of both worlds, from my house you can...
The vast majority of the world’s sexual minority population — an estimated 83 percent of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual — keep their orientation hidden from all or most of the people...
Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center, I have travelled to Belgium this summer to continue my dissertation research on crime and punishment in late medieval Flemish cities. The Late Middle Ages...
Last Friday, Theresa May resigned as leader of the British Conservative Party and today the party’s 313 MPs voted in the first of several ballots for their preferred candidate among the ten nominated...
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana and a delegation including First Lady Neo Jane Masisi visited Yale on June 6 for a series of meetings aimed at developing partnerships that...
It begins with a bike tour on the East Coast Greenway and ends with a performance by the Grammy-nominated Cuban timba group Tienpo Libre and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In between, there will...
Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. On Monday, the party will begin the process of selecting a new leader under new rules adopted earlier this week...
In the spirit of Willard Hurst’s own work, the Hurst Prize is given to the best work in socio-legal history. The field of socio-legal history is broadly defined to include the history of...
On Tuesday evening, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European Union, met for an informal dinner in Brussels to discuss the outcome of the election...
On August 3, 2014, the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the region of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. This region was home to approximately 400,000 Yazidis, the members of an ancient and oft-persecuted...
Esther F. arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944 — a period when the camp’s crematoriums were operating at full capacity. Esther, a physician, was held for five days before being transported to...
Under clear skies and before a sea of zany headwear, acclaimed Nigerian writer and Class Day speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie GRD ’08 urged the class of 2019 to be both “idealistic” and “pragmatic”...
The MacMillan Center and the Council on East Asian Studies hosted a three-day symposium during the first week of May titled “Japanese Diaspora to the Americas: Literature, History, and Identity.” The...
This article was updated today, 5/24. Please see postscript below. After a tumultuous month in which the Conservatives lost a record number of seats in local council elections in England, the party’s...
Jude Alawa, who is graduating this month with a B.A. in Global Affairs and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology will be heading to the University of Cambridge, England, in the fall to begin...
Moira Fradinger, associate professor of comparative literature at Yale, will receive the highly competitive Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. Her inclusion in the fall 2019 class of...
Faculty, students, and members of the greater Yale and New Haven community came together on April 30 to celebrate the Council on African Studies second annual African Studies Symposium. Comprised of...
On April 12, Todd Reisz, Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale School of Architecture, and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Visiting Scholar in the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, co-...
As xenophobic and eurosceptic parties registered large gains in elections throughout Western Europe in recent years, Spain appeared to be an exception, its voters apparently immunized from the...
On April 12 and 13, the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) held its annual Spring Dialogue and Northeastern Conference on Indonesia at Yale University. With the presidential election happening on April 17,...
Sibel Karadağ is a Fulbright fellow in Political Science at Yale. She is currently pursuing her doctoral research at Koç University in Istanbul, where she is also a researcher at the Migration...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel discussion on how legacies of slavery continue to impact racism and implicit bias in medicine today. Using...
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Commemorating genocide is painful. It requires staring back at dark moments when inhumanity at its worst defeated...
Politicians and powerbrokers in Hungary use a variety of illicit election strategies to secure people’s votes, including making access to public benefits contingent on supporting preferred candidates...
The Mueller probe into Russian election meddling has concluded, but the extent to which the Kremlin’s hackers and social-media trolls eroded voters’ confidence in the U.S. electoral system remains...
On Sunday, Ukraine went to the polls in the second round of its presidential election and, in an outcome that, although predicted by all the polls, was nevertheless stunning, elected Volodymyr...
The MacMillan Center and Yale University Press hosted Vernon Bogdanor CBE for a series of four lectures on “Britain and Europe in a Troubled World” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs...
On April 8 the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies welcomed Kodo Nishimura, a queer Buddhist priest and makeup artist, to share his personal life story about sexuality and transformation...
On April 10, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, hosted a panel discussion titled “Prosecuting Slavery in a Time...
From March 29-31, the Iranian Studies program at the MacMillan Center hosted a three-day conference entitled “The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia.” In addition to the...
A diverse group of emerging scholars and practitioners from Ecuador, Mexico, Europe, Australia and the United States gathered to analyze “Unorthodox Solutions to Climate Change,” the theme of Young...
The Colloquium on Social Justice, Solidarity, and Forced Migration took place on March 7. It was funded by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, and jointly hosted by the MacMillan...