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As the COVID-19 pandemic brings labor exploitation and worker vulnerability into full view, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel of experts...
In February, voters in Ireland went to the polls and gave Sinn Féin, for many years the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, a stunning victory. It won 24.5 percent of the First Preference...
On May 5, 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...
The following article appeared in Nature World News on June 23 and features the work of Joseph Manning, the William K. and Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics and Professor of History and...
On April 23, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union, approved a €540 billion package of assistance for workers, firms and euro area...
What did the nation look like in the years following the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of African Americans? In a special conversation to celebrate Juneteenth, historians David W. Blight...
Niccoló F. Meriggi, an economist at the International Growth Center in Sierra Leone, and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (@mushfiq_econ), a professor of economics at Yale University and the founder of the Yale...
David W. Blight, GLC Director, talks with Carolyn Roberts and Sascha James-Conterelli on Race, Health, and Medicine during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Listen to their conversation. Carolyn...
The following article on Islamophobia then and now was written by historian Alan Mikhail. It was featured on June 15 in Literary Hub. Susan Sontag implored us some 40 years ago to resist empowering...
When the EU and UK concluded their fourth week-long round of negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship on June 5, it appeared the negotiation was stalemated. Michel Barnier, the EU’...
On June 9, New England Public Radio spoke with David Blight, professor of history, African American studies and American studies and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery,...
The Program in Iranian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is pleased to announce its new Contemporary Iran Forum. Its goal is to facilitate a...
At the Gilder Lehrman Center we want to express our continued commitment to using history, and knowledge more generally, as well as our teaching and our imaginations to face the current crises in...
Two current and one incoming anthropology PhD students affiliated with the Council on Southeast Asia Studies have published an article in City & Society titled “The Singaporean State and...
This week the EU and UK teams led by Michel Barnier for the EU and David Frost for the UK met again, via videoconference, in their fourth week-long round of negotiation aimed at concluding an...
The Council on African Studies community at Yale strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, which followed the recent shooting deaths of...
On April 23, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union, approved a €540 billion package of assistance for workers, firms, and euro area...
335 new diseases emerged between 1960 and 2004. Why weren’t we ready for this one? The following article was written by Frank Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History...
Governments across the globe have imposed strict lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19. These measures have reduced infection rates, but also triggered the most severe economic collapse since the...
The following opinion article written by Jacob S. Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale University, and Paul Pierson, a professor of political science at the University of California at...
Written by Alison Kibbe, Teaching Fellow for the 2020 History and Culture of Cuba course, a doctoral student in African-American Studies & American Studies, and a CLAIS graduate affiliate.   For...
Cox’s Bazar, a coastal city in southeast Bangladesh, is home to about 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps. Like other forcibly displaced people across the globe — more than 70...
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Professor of History at the University of Havana, has spent the past five years at Yale as the Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor at the MacMillan Center’s...
The EU and UK negotiators met again last week, via video conference, in the third week-long round in the negotiation of their future relationship. After the round concluded Friday, both sides said...
On May 12, 2020, Richard Gilder, Jr. died.  Above all Dick was a great New Yorker, an extraordinary and generous Yale University graduate, class of 1954, and a visionary citizen and lover of the...
Two months ago, Yale economist Pinelopi Goldberg wasn’t working on anything related to global health. But like many scholars, she has recently shifted her research focus to questions bearing on the...
Rohit De, an associate professor of history, has been awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows receive $200,000 in philanthropic support for high-caliber...
Just as the European Commission was about to release its Spring Economic Forecast in which it says the European Union is entering a “historic recession” that will result, among other things, in...
Thomas Thurston talks with Ellen Gruber Garvey on her project titled “Ghost Stories about the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”  (Listen) Ellen Gruber Garvey is the author of Writing with Scissors:...
The following article written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science, appeared in The Hill on May 7, 2020. China’s nuclear strategy is more complex than most public...
The five faculty members who have been awarded this year’s Yale College Undergraduate Teaching Prizes won’t be celebrated in person, but the high praise their students heaped on them demonstrates the...
As global enterprises grapple with the impacts of the current unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities in their supply chains will bear the brunt of the immediate and long-...
Yale senior Rahul Nagvekar and alumni Jude Alawa ’19 and Ariadne (Olivia) Rosenthal ’15 are among 76 international students who have been named 2020 Knight-Hennessey Scholars. This year’s Knight-...
David W. Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition,  talks with Assistant Professor Carolyn Roberts on Race, Health, and Medicine during the...
Greg Grandin ’99 Ph.D., professor of history in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has won a Pulitzer Prize in the general nonfiction category for his book “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier...
On March 24, India’s government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, closing schools and non-essential businesses, and suspending air and rail travel. That same day,...
On April 30, several of the MacMillan Center’s councils and the Yale Law School collaborated on a webinar titled “Democracy and Rise of Authoritarianism in COVID-19 World” that aimed to shine a light...
On May 1, the Council on Southeast Asia Studies and the Fox International Fellowship co-hosted an online workshop to facilitate a scholarly forum for researchers of digital Vietnam to share their...
As of April 30, there were approximately 39,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. But public health officials fear it will only be a matter of time before infections start to rise on the world’s...
On March 2, the European Union and the United Kingdom began negotiating their future relationship. Roughly 100 British officials, led by David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, and Sir Timothy Barrow...