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Politicians and powerbrokers in Hungary use a variety of illicit election strategies to secure people’s votes, including making access to public benefits contingent on supporting preferred candidates...
The Mueller probe into Russian election meddling has concluded, but the extent to which the Kremlin’s hackers and social-media trolls eroded voters’ confidence in the U.S. electoral system remains...
On Sunday, Ukraine went to the polls in the second round of its presidential election and, in an outcome that, although predicted by all the polls, was nevertheless stunning, elected Volodymyr...
The MacMillan Center and Yale University Press hosted Vernon Bogdanor CBE for a series of four lectures on “Britain and Europe in a Troubled World” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs...
On April 8 the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies welcomed Kodo Nishimura, a queer Buddhist priest and makeup artist, to share his personal life story about sexuality and transformation...
On April 10, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, hosted a panel discussion titled “Prosecuting Slavery in a Time...
From March 29-31, the Iranian Studies program at the MacMillan Center hosted a three-day conference entitled “The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia.” In addition to the...
A diverse group of emerging scholars and practitioners from Ecuador, Mexico, Europe, Australia and the United States gathered to analyze “Unorthodox Solutions to Climate Change,” the theme of Young...
The Colloquium on Social Justice, Solidarity, and Forced Migration took place on March 7. It was funded by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, and jointly hosted by the MacMillan...
Steven I. Wilkinson, the Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and a professor of political science and international affairs, will be the next Henry R. Luce Director of the Whitney and...
On April 9 the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted an exhibition of 28 photos from graduate and undergraduate students working in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and...
Ololade Aliyu, a current master’s degree candidate in African studies at Yale, and alumni Onon Bayasglan ’13 M.E.M. and Etienne Mashuli ’15M.A., have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for study at...
David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition was awarded a 2019 Pulitzer Prize in the...
David Brion Davis has passed after a long illness.  The historical profession, the GLC, and countless friends have lost a giant of a figure.  The GLC team and network of hundreds of scholars,...
On April 10, the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies hosted Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj and Rigoberto Quemé Chay, two prominent figures in the Guatemalan indigenous community, for a...
The cornerstone of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) Cuba Initiative is an undergraduate course (History and Culture of Cuba) that includes a two-week class trip to Cuba...
When President Peter Salovey announced the Yale Africa Initiative (YAI) during his inaugural address in 2013, he promised to foster new directions in research on Africa, identify new partnerships,...
After a marathon meeting that began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and concluded at 1 a.m. Thursday, less than 48 hours before the United Kingdom, having failed to approve the withdrawal agreement and political...
We live in a globalized world where emails, international stock exchanges, and long-haul flights contract time and space. But does our modern fixation with globalization lead us to underestimate the...
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with David Simon, who directs the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, on the 25th anniversary of the start of Rwanda’s genocide. (go to NPR site...
There have been any number of extraordinary moments over the past three years in the long-running Brexit saga. But the events of the past week, occurring as they did in the shadow of the looming...
On March 28, the Indu Bhatt Annual Memorial Lecture welcomed Rukmini Banerji, an economist and CEO of Pratham, a research group aimed at addressing gaps in India’s education system with a focus on...
An international conference, “Bangladesh in the Next 30 Years: Challenges and Prospects,” organized by the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) and hosted by the South Asian Studies Council at the...
Brexit expert Vernon Bogdanor CBE and Professor of Government at the Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College, London, will give a series of four lectures this month on “Britain and...
When Frederick Douglass was growing up on a plantation, he discovered an old school reader containing Enlightenment-era speeches and a “how-to” introduction to oratory. On Sunday afternoons, when he...
Ernesto Zedillo ’81 Ph.D., the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, will be among a group of diplomats who will visit Beijing, China April 1-3 to meet with...
At the end of an extraordinary week that began with rumors of a “cabinet coup” against Prime Minister Theresa May, featured a novel experiment in “indicative voting” to ascertain the preferences of...
Pilar Velasco is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. Specializing in investigative and data journalism, she has exposed political...
Maurice Fitzpatrick, director of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will discuss the film the film following its screening on Wednesday, March 27, during his visit to campus as a Poynter...
Last week, after the British House of Commons rejected for a second time the withdrawal agreement and framework for the future relationship negotiated with the European Union and also rejected...
While traveling in Africa over spring break, Pericles Lewis, vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs, visited the African Leadership Academy (ALA) campus in...
Russian novelist Ivan Goncharov is best known today for his 1859 novel “Oblomov,” an inventive satire of the waning Russian nobility, embodied in its title character, who is so sedentary and slothful...
The Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) of the European Studies Council held its Annual Conference in Russian Studies at Yale, titled “The Russian Corporation,” on Friday...
The article below written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science at Yale University, appeared in The Hill on  March 19: The failed “denuclearization” summit held in Hanoi...
The following podcast is featured on “Slavery and Its Legacies,” a series produced by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center: Dr. Hannah...
The widespread view among the Brexit commentariat – and European Union officials – has been that, while everyone knows what the British Parliament doesn’t want, no one knows what it does want. After...
A panel of speakers discussed the political significance of Afghanistan’s archaeological heritage at an event entitled “Culture, Conservation and Meaning: The Politics of Heritage in Afghanistan” on...
Yale University today announced the 2019 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight writers, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will receive $165,000 each to support their...
“African art has become cool,” Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford declared to a packed audience in Henry R. Luce Auditorium on March 4. “But as ever, the main beneficiaries are collectors and institutions...
The following article with video appears in the March 12 Yale Insights: While diplomats are the ones who sign peace deals, Yale’s Ian Shapiro sees businesses as critical to creating the pre-...