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Priyamvada Natarajan, a Yale astrophysicist who explores cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics, is being honored with a Liberty Science Center (LSC) Genius Award for her extensive...
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University invited Jin Y. Park, Professor and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University, to deliver the 3rd Seong-Yawng...
Eight Yale faculty members in fields as diverse as anthropology, geography, law, and medicine are among the 261 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and...
Stephanie Newell, professor of English and interim chair, Council on African Studies, is the 2022 winner of the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for teaching excellence in the humanities. In a ceremony...
Eight Yale faculty members in fields as diverse as anthropology, geography, law, and medicine are among the 261 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and...
On April 29-30, Yale MacMillan’s Council on Middle East Studies (CMES), in partnership with the Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut, will...
Mr. Ban served as the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) (2019-2021). In 2018, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. Mr. Ban, along...
“It sure seems that way to me.” That is how President Joe Biden supported his off-the-cuff comment that Russian atrocities in Ukraine amounted to genocide. A legal finding to that end, however,...
On April 23, 2022, scholars of Latin American history and politics from across the United States, Latin America, and Europe gathered at Yale to celebrate and debate the contributions of a giant in...
Yale’s long-standing relationship with Brazil is flourishing amid increased academic partnerships and a prominent Brazilian student presence on campus. As one of the world’s emerging economies,...
Responses to early life adversity differ greatly across individuals. Elucidating which factors underlie this variation can help us better understand how to improve health trajectories. Here we used a...
The weekend’s grisly revelations — of bodies of civilians strewn across the streets of Bucha (a Kyiv suburb), some with their hands tied behind their back, left to rot after Russian troops...
Consciousness, the distinctive quality that allows humans to perceive the world, sometimes gets in the way of people trying to comprehend the ecosystems in which they live — a paradox that hinders...
Yale Economics Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak and Edward Miguel, University of California Berkeley, assembled a group of 28 experts in epidemiology, economics, public health, political science,...
How do religious discourses shape our understanding of men’s and women’s roles in the home and the world? We investigate the differences between Catholic and Pentecostal gender discourse with a...
On March 11, CLAIS presented an exchange between two policy leaders to shed light on the climate crisis in Latin America. Panelist Yolanda Kakabadse and moderator Jessica Faieta convened over Zoom as...
There is broad support in the U.S. for Ukraine and global outcry over Putin’s increasingly hostile attacks on civilians. This hour, hear more about the geopolitical backdrop and Ukraine’s...
Día Internacional de la Mujer 8 de Marzo: orígenes del feminismo, significado y otras respuestas El 8 de marzo registra la dolorosa historia de las luchas de las mujeres y todas las personas que se...
Encountering the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis has signaled for numerous historical personalities nodal processes of self-reflection conveyed autobiographically. Confronting the Parthenon...
Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) recently sat down for an interview with Daniela Salvucci (biography below), who is currently conducting research at the Sterling Memorial Library...
James Scott, Ph.D., Yale University, 1967, is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. He is co-director of the Agrarian Studies Program...
This past Friday, March 4, a group of scholars chatted jovially as they prepared to begin the second session of the Spring 2022 Gender and Policy Forum. The session, titled “Equality and Civil...
The REEES Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion titled “The War Next Door: Society and Conflict in Ukraine and Russia” on February 18, 2022. Four guest speakers were invited to...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to justify the invasion of Ukraine with a number of reasons, but we’re going to focus on one with a very deep stem. In essence, he argues that...
On March 4-5, 2022, the Council on African Studies will host a conference on African Epistemologies for the 21st Century to discuss novel conceptual frameworks in epistemology studies and the academy...
Last Monday, after Russia’s 30-member Security Council discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine – specifically, the continuing conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists...
On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. In the early morning hours, before dawn, Russian artillery began bombarding Kyiv, Odessa and Kharkiv.   A few weeks earlier, as Vladimir Putin  was ostentatiously...
by David R. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of political science and the former director of the MacMillan Center’s Program in European Union Studies. Frustrated by the continuing refusal of the U.S....
Yale University today officially announced the launch of a new research initiative to promote inclusive institutions, economies, and societies. Inclusion Economics (IE) at Yale University will work...
In 2017 and 2018, researchers evaluated a pilot program to improve early childhood development and education in two rural districts in Ghana. The results were promising, including marked gains in...
The attention of the EU and its citizens has, quite understandably, been focused in recent weeks on the buildup of Russian troops and equipment near its border and that of Belarus with Ukraine. But...
Executive Summary Fathers are agents of change, influencing family dynamics, wellbeing, and collective social action across generations. Concrete examples of community-level interventions...
The Spring 2022 Gender and Policy Forum kicked off on Friday, February 11, with its first session titled “Women and Development: Empowering Individuals, Building Communities.” The Forum is a working...
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, a group of African Studies MA students decided it was the perfect time to launch a podcast featuring conversations and stories by the students of African Studies....
As the buildup of Russian military forces in Belarus continued in preparation for the 10-day Allied Resolve 2022 joint military exercise that began yesterday, and as fears continued to mount that...
The MacMillan Center congratulates Jing Tsu, John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature, whose book Kingdom of Characters: The Language...
On Tuesday, the Yale MacMillan Center hosted the first event of its 10th refugee program seminar series, titled “What Is Home? Stories of Belonging from the New Syrian Diaspora.”  The seminar series...
As Russia continued to send troops, tanks and other equipment toward its border and that of Belarus with Ukraine, and the U.S. and its NATO allies continued to warn Russia of the severe consequences...
Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Studies & Comparative Literature at Yale University, will contribute to coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on NBC...
Today is the first day of Lunarfest, Yale-China’s annual Lunar New Year celebration. Family-friendly activities and events are planned all month, including community conversations, film screenings,...