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On Monday, at the start of the fourth of the five days scheduled for debate in the British House of Commons on a motion to approve the 585-page withdrawal agreement and 26-page political declaration...
Ta-Nehisi Coates — bestselling author and distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute — confessed to a packed Yale Art Gallery auditorium that he...
On November 30, the MacMillan Center, in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast, hosted a conference commemorating and reflecting on twenty years of the Good Friday Agreement, titled “Twenty...
Ambassador Luis C.deBaca (retired) Ambassador Luis C.deBaca, Robina Fellow in Modern Slavery, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, & Resistance at the MacMillan Center,...
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...
In late October of 2018, Yale hosted the Sixth Biennial Symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association, generously supported by the MacMillan Center. The event was organized by myself and...
The Council on East Asian Studies recently invited Dr. Thomas J. Christensen to deliver the 59th Annual Edward H. Hume Lecture in Chinese Studies on Friday, November 9, 2018. His lecture, “China’s...
On December 3, The MacMillan Center hosted a symposium on Jonny Steinberg’s The Number: One Man’s Search for Identity in the Cape Underworld and Prison Gangs, a 2004 book exploring prison life in...
Alan Mikhail, Professor of History, has been awarded the M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association for his book,  Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt,...
The MacMillan Center’s Genocide Studies Program and Council on Southeast Asia Studies hosted a 3-day international conference on November 8-10, entitled “Mass Violence in Southeast Asia Since 1945”,...
The following article was written by Luis C. deBaca, Robina Fellow, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition, and Anne Gallagher, President, International Catholic...
Trump would never have been the nominee if the Republican Party were stronger. There’s a paradox at the heart of American politics: Political polarization has rarely been more extreme. More than half...
The following interview is the first in a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Leonid Volkov is a Russian politician of the...
The Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will host a book conversation...
On Sunday, the leaders of the European Union met in Brussels and, after a brief discussion, approved by consensus the 585-page withdrawal agreement negotiated by the EU 27 and the United Kingdom over...
Popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt toppled autocratic regimes during the 2011 Arab Spring, but the countries’ fates diverged after the revolutions ended. While Tunisia has established a stable...
The 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize will be shared by two scholars. The co-winners are Erica Armstrong Dunbar, for her book “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway...
The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center invited Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, to speak about the current state of the world...
On Mar. 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May informed European Council President Donald Tusk that, in light of the vote in the June 2016 referendum in which 52 percent said they thought the...
In a brightly lit classroom on the lower level of Dow Hall, a lone undergraduate sits at a table —textbook spread open in front of him — and speaks in halting Ukrainian. His voice echoes slightly off...
Christopher Andrew, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge and former Official Historian of British Security Service MI5, delivered this year’s Stimson...
More than 200 students from the New Haven public schools attended the 9th annual Latino & Iberian Film Festival at the Whitney Humanities Center on November 8 and enjoyed a private screening of...
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies invites Yale Students who have conducted academic travel, research, or internship experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal...
The article below, written by Rianna Turner, appeared in the November 12 issue of the Yale Daily News: The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center presented a concert featuring Russian...
Majoritarian Politics in South Asia is a riveting issue, and in 2018, a particularly topical one. The South Asian Studies Council was pleased to host a panel discussion on October 22 with journalists...
On November 7, anthropologist and historian Lilia Moritz Schwarcz offered a talk entitled, “Lima Barreto: A sad visionary in Brazil at the beginning of the XX century” as part of the Council on Latin...
President Xi Jinping of China has marked 2049 — the centennial of the founding of the People’s Republic of China — as the date by which his country will be a fully developed and prosperous global...
The article below, written by Kelly Wei, appeared in the November 7, 2018, issue of the Yale Daily News. Dozens gathered in Luce Hall on Tuesday to hear from Daniel Gerlach, editor-in-chief of the...
The article below was written by Carly Wanna for the Yale Daily News (Nov. 5, 2018): Many of Yale’s language programs offer opportunities for students to practice their language skills with others...
Abbas Amanat, the William Graham Sumner Professor of History at Yale, poured decades of research into “Iran: A Modern History,” his new book charting five centuries of Iranian history and its...
Discussions about U.S.-China relations often focus on the latest headlines — a new round of tariffs or fluctuations in financial markets — while overlooking the need to develop a broader strategy...
Three Yale faculty members — Anne Eller and William Rankin in the Department of History and Anna Zayaruznaya in the Department of Music — were awarded the 2018 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for...
Christopher Andrew, touted as the doyen of intelligence historians, will give a series of three lectures in November on “The Lost History of Global Intelligence—and Why It Matters” for the Henry L....
The following article, written by Ayumi Sudo, appears in today’s Yale Daily News: The MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, in partnership with Yale African Graduate & Professional...
On Thursday, October 11, the European Union Studies Program at the MacMillan Center hosted João Rodrigues, Senior Legal Adviser to the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress and...
Ambassador Karen Pierce, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations, discussed multilateralism in the UN and Europe after Brexit at...
On Sunday, voters in the German state of Hesse went to the polls and elected a new Landtag. And as happened in the state election in Bavaria two weeks ago, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and...
The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY), sponsored by the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies,...
Sergio Jaramillo Caro, Colombia’s Former High Commissioner for Peace and who is known for negotiating the historic peace accord that ended a decades-long armed conflict in his country, gave the Coca-...
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will join with the Brazilian Ministry of Education to...