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Humans have competitors in their ability to befoul the world’s waterways: Hippos clog Africa’s Mara River with tons of their oxygen-eating, fish-killing feces, a new Yale University-led study has...
On Friday, June 1, after nearly three months of negotiation between Italy’s Five Star Movement and the Lega (formerly the Northern League) following the March 4 election, a new government headed by...
It was a long-standing curiosity about museums — one that was piqued during a fellowship as a Yale undergraduate — that sparked Denise Y. Ho’s desire to write her new book, “Curating Revolution:...
On April 23, the MacMillan Center hosted Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser for his talk, “Studying Transatlantic Populism: State of the Art and Avenues for Further Research.” An Associate Professor at the...
The digital world is not just changing our social interactions but the accessibility and impact of historical research as well. The Study of Slavery and Abolition in the Digital Age, held on May 4th...
April 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, the regime that is responsible for the genocide that in four years took the lives of over 1.5...
On April 21, the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) and Cornell Indonesia Association (CIA) co-hosted a one-day event to explore interdisciplinary research into the Indonesian diaspora, as well as other...
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics...
Yale will celebrate its 317th Commencement with three days of activities Saturday-Monday, May 19-21. The weekend will be filled with traditional rites and ceremonies, including a Baccalaureate...
Yale University’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted 2018’s Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars between Friday, May 11 and Sunday, May 13.  Nahuatl is the language of the...
President Peter Salovey spoke on behalf of all international universities at a ceremony in Beijing on May 4, celebrating the 120th anniversary of China’s Peking University (PKU).  Founded as the...
On May 7, the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center and the Ministry of Education of Brazil co-sponsored a conference titled, “Brazilian Studies in the United States...
Professors Ian Shapiro (Yale University) and Adam Tooze (Columbia University) recently collaborated on a new edited book titled, Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Together with...
Over the course of the semester, the graduate History of Art seminar “Museum and Nation” has focused on the role of museums in generating national identity in the United Arab Emirates. Since January...
On May 5, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted the “Building Bridges Beyond Disciplines: Graduate Students’ Research on Cuba” conference as a part of its...
In his 10 years at Yale, Doug Rogers—associate professor of anthropology—has published two award-winning books, a dozen journal articles, and eight book chapters, including several Russian-...
Yale’s mission statement is to “[improve] the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.” There are many ways that...
On Saturday, April 21, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies held its second Graduate & Professional Student Conference. The conference was coordinated by Reinaldo Funes Monzote, a...
On April 5, the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion with James Ceaser, William Kristol, Eliana Johnson, and Ross Douthat on “...
The following article appears in the April 23 Yale Daily News. As a first year, Shady Qubaty ’20, the first Yemeni undergraduate at Yale, felt there was a need on campus for an accessible platform to...
“Forced Labor and Workers’ Rights,” a short film about forced labor in global supply chains, features the research of Genevieve LeBaron, co-chair of the GLC Modern Slavery Working Group. Along with...
On April 13 and 14, the Yale Program in Iranian Studies—operating under the auspices of the MacMillan Center’s Council on Middle East Studies—hosted the Conference on Identities in Contemporary...
China’s reemergence as a global power has coincided with policies, including urbanization measures and family planning initiatives, that sometimes pit the Chinese state’s interests against those of...
Marci Shore, associate professor of history and a member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. ...
On April 11, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center welcomed Professor Pablo Vidal-González, cultural anthropologist from Universidad Católica de Valencia....
Words like “amazing,” “superb,” and “fantastic” are understatements when it comes to describing Frances Rosenbluth, the Damon Wells Professor of Political Science, said Yale College senior Johannes...
The following Op-Ed was written by Bruce Ackerman, a professor at Yale Law School, member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, and the author of “The Decline and Fall of the...
Catalonia update: Months later, still no government and another election looming Almost six months have passed since the parliament of Catalonia voted last October, after the Oct. 1 referendum, to...
The Russian Studies Program at Yale will host a conference titled, “Regime Evolution, Institutional Change, and Social Transformation in Russia: Lessons for Political Science,” on April 27-28. The...
The Third Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference (SDLAC) was hosted on April 7 at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. SDLAC is a student-run initiative,...
History Ph.D. candidate Camille Cole recently received the Joel A. Tarr Prize for the best article, published in either a journal or edited volume, on the relationship between technology and the...
On April 9, the MacMillan Center hosted Rory Stewart, OBE, as the speaker for the annual George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies. A diplomat and a writer, Stewart currently serves...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has given its Director’s Award to Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Lombard is a cultural...
Maile Speakman, an American Studies doctoral student ’22, wrote the following article about her return to Cuba as the Teaching Fellow for the “History and Culture of Cuba” course a decade later....
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, is pleased to announce the progress of its Modern Slavery Working Group...
Nigeria, one of the world’s most religious nations—where religious identity and religious freedom are considered of primary importance—continues to experience high levels of distrust between persons...
Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The...
In support of the diverse array of activities and opportunities related to Brazil available through Yale University’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, the Council on Latin American...
What has blackness historically meant in the Dominican Republic? And, what does it mean to be Dominican, both on the island and within the diaspora? These are two of the questions that Yale professor...
Rory Stewart, O.B.E., the member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border (the largest geographical constituency in England), author, senior diplomat, the founder of Turquoise Mountain, and a...