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July 23, 2019. New Haven, Conn.—Yale University is hosting a one-day conference on the future of the Greek economy titled “Towards a New Greek Miracle: Growth Policies for the Decades to Come.” The...
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one...
In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves” are common...
The Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center welcomed participants to its three-day Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT), “Refugees in Recent History,” from June 26-28. The diverse group...
Thanks to the generous funding from the Libby Rouse Grant I received through the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, I spent several weeks this summer in Doha, Qatar. I had the...
To commemorate its 10th year, the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) invites Yale student artists to submit a poster design for the festival’s poster. All university students, ...
Peter Rothpletz is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission, “Killing Children: Reflections on Sierra Leone’s Civil War,” appeared in The Politic, a Yale...
After the high drama of last week, in which Boris Johnson won the leadership of the British Conservative Party, entered 10 Downing Street as Theresa May’s successor as prime minister, and in short...
Danielle Harris is a junior in the undergraduate Human Rights Program and studies history and political science. This summer, she worked for ten weeks with the Legal Advocacy program at the...
The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University has released “Before It’s Too Late,” a timely report that addresses the genocide of the Yazidis in Iraq and demonstrates the ongoing need to protect...
After a leadership contest in the British Conservative Party that seemed to move at a snail’s pace over the two months since Prime Minister Theresa May announced on May 24 that she would resign as...
Fair trade, direct source, sustainably grown — these terms have become commonplace in our consumption of food. Behind them lies the powerful economic idea that paying a premium for goods produced...
Thanks to the generosity of the Steven Clark Senior Essay Grant under the MacMillan Center (as well as a few other fellowships), I am currently in Ecuador conducting research for my senior thesis for...
The following article written by Meredith Shepard, a postdoctoral associate in the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center, appeared in Public Books on July 23, 2019: This year, Rwanda...
In April, Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old actor and comedian with no previous political experience, was elected president of Ukraine in a landslide in the second-round run-off against the incumbent...
Thanks to generous funding from the MacMillan Center at Yale, I had the opportunity to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to do research for some articles I will be writing. While there, I found that there...
Rohini Pande, newly named as the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, is an economist whose research examines the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal institutions in the...
On Tuesday evening, the European Parliament approved Ursula von der Leyen, until her resignation Wednesday the minister of defense in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, as the next...
A new study demonstrates the influence of genetic factors and resilience — the resources and capacities for overcoming adversity — on changes in levels of psychosocial stress and mental health for...
“Literature and the press in times of great political upheavals”:  this could be a title for my research on the Algerian press during the early nineties. As the 1980s turned to the 1990s, Algeria...
Edited and with an introduction by Naomi Lamoreaux, the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and professor of history, and Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science (Yale University...
Assistant professor Elizabeth Nugent is the author of a piece on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, titled “How the death of Egypt’s former president shows changing politics.” She writes about how...
Five early stage startups building innovative solutions in healthcare have been chosen as the first participants in the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI), a business accelerator established earlier...
David William Blight, newly named as the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, is a renowned historian who is considered one of the nation’s foremost...
On June 18, BBC reported that reservoirs in Chennai, India, the country’s sixth largest city, had “run dry.” Just three days later, the New York Times published a similar article, noting that “...
Yesterday, after a three-day marathon of long meetings and late-night bilateral discussions, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the EU, finally reached...
The days are warm and short, but the experiences I am having will remain with me for the rest of my life. My days are spent learning, both within and without the classroom—Yoga and Meditation in the...
On Thursday, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European Union, met over dinner, as they had on May 28 immediately after the elections for the...
The Narok Paleoanthropological Project, a joint research project of the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), has been awarded a National...
Renowned constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman discusses his new book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law―an exploration of the origins, successes, and threats to...
Yale graduate Jude Alawa’s recent publication in Current Breast Cancer Reports entitled, “Breast Cancer Management Among Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Populations: a Call to Action” under the...
On June 7, British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. Today, in the last of five votes conducted over the past week, the 313 Conservative MPs chose Boris Johnson...
NEW HAVEN: Since the 1960s, powerful movements across the democratic world have sought to bring politics closer to the people. Party members more often elect their leaders directly. There has been...
This summer, with support from the MacMillan Center and the Yale Global Food Fellowship, I am studying Russian and exploring one of Europe’s little-known gems: Saint Petersburg’s abundant summertime...
This summer I have the incredible opportunity to conduct qualitative research on changes in land use practices with smallholder farmers in the Bono East region of Ghana thanks to the generous support...
“So far my experience in Geneva has been amazing! I am living just outside the big city, in a quaint town called Nyon. The location of my town is really the best of both worlds, from my house you can...
The vast majority of the world’s sexual minority population — an estimated 83 percent of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual — keep their orientation hidden from all or most of the people...
Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center, I have travelled to Belgium this summer to continue my dissertation research on crime and punishment in late medieval Flemish cities. The Late Middle Ages...
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana and a delegation including First Lady Neo Jane Masisi visited Yale on June 6 for a series of meetings aimed at developing partnerships that...
Last Friday, Theresa May resigned as leader of the British Conservative Party and today the party’s 313 MPs voted in the first of several ballots for their preferred candidate among the ten nominated...