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In March, the EU and the UK began negotiating an agreement on their future relationship that would take effect at midnight on December 31 when the UK would, with the conclusion of the transition...
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Author Manuel Barcia and David Blight, Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center...
Repairing the damage to international cooperation will be a work of patience, diplomatic craftsmanship and the slow recovery of mutual trust. And it cannot be done by America alone. The following...
Fueled by endless cups of coffee, French author Honoré de Balzac produced more than 90 novels and short stories peopled by 2,400-plus characters during his lifetime (1799-1850). “Balzac’s Lives...
Yesterday the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting via video conference as the European Council, discussed, as they had last month, the EU’s response to the Covid pandemic....
When Joe Biden assumes the presidency on Jan. 20, he will lead a deeply polarized nation facing historic challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, with more than 11 million U.S. cases...
Jurados/Jury: Bea Gallardo, Víctor Gaviria, Cynthia Sabat. Categoría Largometraje de Ficción/ Feature Fiction Films Category MEJOR PELÍCULA -BEST FEATURE FILM Malpaso, de Héctor Valdez (República...
Kaveh Madani, the Henry Hart Rice Senior Fellow at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Ambassador Award for 2020. The award is given annually to one to five...
Last Saturday, after two weeks of intensified negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship after the UK leaves the EU’s internal market and customs union at midnight on December 31,...
Last spring, the Program on Peace and Development, an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at bringing academics and practitioners together to discuss creative solutions to problems in civil conflict...
On October 15, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK that aims to conclude an...
On October 23, the MacMillan Center convened a group of distinguished academics to discuss Professor S. Deborah Kang’s award-winning book The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico...
On October 23, 139 people Zoomed in to the conference Industrial Livestock Production, Fish Farming, Global Climate Change, and Global Health. Sponsored by Yale’s Program in Agrarian Studies and the...
Europe is in the midst of a second wave of Covid-19 infections—one that is much worse, in terms of numbers, than the first wave that began in late February and early March and peaked, after a number...
For Yale scholar Hazel Carby, one of the gratifications of winning the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding is that this year’s honor recognizes the importance...
As part of the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies colloquia series, Poynter Fellow and Telemundo journalist Daniel Alvarenga presented on “Central Americans: Beyond the Headlines” on...
One of Margherita Tortora’s passions is watching Latin American films. She has always incorporated them into her classes at Yale, where she is a Senior Lector II in Spanish and Portuguese. Not only...
Yale has a long history with Brazil, going back to the 1800s. We invite you to learn more about our programs, partnerships, and collaborations in Brazil by exploring a new online resource that shines...
Emily Erikson, a sociology professor at Yale University, Director of the Fox International Fellowship, and author of Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, is quoted in the...
The increasing scale and scope of climate change has brought attention to the ways communities across the planet experience, conceptualize, and negotiate a variety of ecological challenges....
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México...
The Councils on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and European Studies (ESC) at the MacMillan Center are proud to announce the winners of the “Fall 2020 Photo-Essay Competition:...
Last Thursday, after the European Council took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK to conclude an agreement in regard to their future relationship, the leaders invited the EU’s...
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series...
Two years ago, Yale University Professor of History Marci Shore proposed that the Fortunoff Archive produce a short piece drawing on videotaped testimony that highlights the profound impact family...
President Peter Salovey has announced a year and a half study of Yale and its history with slavery.  The project will include a working group of faculty, staff, librarians, research assistants, and...
Yesterday, the leaders of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK in regard to their future relationship after...
On August 20, Alexei Navalny became violently ill on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk, where he had been campaigning in advance of Russia’s local and regional elections. After an emergency landing in...
Popular views of the explorer see him as intrepid adventurer or bungling murderer. But he was also a religious crusader. The following interview with Alan Mikhail, Professor of History, appeared in...
The  Middle East Studies Association has chosen Choon Hwee Koh’s “The Sublime Post: A History of Empire and Power through the Ottoman Post Station System, 1600-1839” for its 2020 Malcolm H....
On August 20, Alexei Navalny, the foremost democratic opposition activist in Russia, became violently ill on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk, where he had been campaigning in advance of the September...
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) will launch its “Global Health Conversation Series” in October with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
When they gathered in Brussels last Thursday for the two-day meeting of the European Council, the 27 leaders of the EU member states faced a full agenda—the dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections...
The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) has selected Camille Cole’s  “Empire on Edge: Land, Law, and Capital in Gilded Age Basra” for its Dissertation Award for 2020....
Klara Wojtkowska, a graduate of the African Studies M.A. program (2013), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Zimbabwe. In the following interview in the Fulbrighter, she talks about her...
After two weeks of meetings of the chief negotiators and their teams in specialized sessions, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led respectively by Michel Barnier and David Frost, met in Brussels this...
The following interview with James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Founder of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, appeared in Slate...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center has announced the finalists for its 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
After two weeks of meetings of the chief negotiators and their teams in specialized sessions, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led respectively by Michel Barnier and David Frost, are meeting in...
Mushfiq Mobarak, Director of  the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) and Professor of Economics, describes the arc of his research on scalable, evidence-based policy responses...