Features & News

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...
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...
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....
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...
The capacity for communities, individuals, states and organizations to share and represent the past through artifacts, objects and in places is constantly and rapidly evolving. A symposium,...
Abbas Amanat, newly appointed as the William Graham Sumner Professor of History, is a historian of the modern Middle East, early modern and modern Iran, and Shi’ism and the Persianate world. Amanat...
Africa Salon, Yale’s contemporary African arts and culture festival, returns to New Haven Thursday-Saturday, April 5-8. The fourth annual Africa Salon festival will bring artists, poets,...
On Friday, March 23, the European Council of the EU, meeting in its Article 50 configuration—that is, without UK Prime Minister Theresa May—welcomed the agreement of EU and UK negotiators on parts of...
To no one’s surprise, on Sunday Vladimir Putin was reelected to a fourth term as president of Russia. Originally scheduled for March 11 but rescheduled last year to March 18 to coincide with the...
Scholars of twentieth-century European literature have long considered the importance of youth and youth culture within modernist literature. In a recent book, Professor Leslie Harkema seeks to bring...
The third installment of the Hellenic Studies Department’s dive into the Greek Seas through the lens of film was on the theme of the Mediterranean as refuge. The two films screened highlighted the...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history, was recently honored with the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Valued at €250,000, the award is given to...
Genevieve LeBaron and Kevin Bales, members of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group, joins Thomas Thurston to discuss forced labor and modern slavery.  Listen to their...
On Monday, February 26, the Hellenic Studies Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a presentation by Dimitri Gutas, Professor of Arabic and Graeco-Arabic, Yale University, on “Hellens, Romans,...
When he announced the Yale African Initiative (YAI) during his inaugural address in 2013, President Peter Salovey promised to “foster new directions in research on Africa, identify new partnerships...
On Sunday, Europe breathed a collective sigh of relief when the German Social Democratic Party announced its members had approved its coalition agreement with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic...
Sarah Chayes has spent her career examining how corruption can lead to terrorism, revolutions, environmental degradation and more. A senior fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law program of the...
President Salovey will visit Africa this month. Here is a look at the scholarship, research, and collaborations between Yale and partners across Africa. Link to full article
While Europe contemplated the stunning and troubling results in Sunday’s election in Italy, it could take some comfort in knowing there will soon be, more than four months after the September...
There was a time when Albert Laguna thought his father was the funniest man in the world. Until, that is, he began to research the topic of popular culture in Cuba for his recently published book...
Sarah Chayes, a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program and the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund...