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WATCH FULL PERFORMANCE ON YALE YOUTUBE. A supplemental reading packet, with translation and transcription of the dialogue, is here. Viewers are encouraged to read through this during the 15 minute...
Whitney MacMillan, former chairman and CEO of Cargill, died on March 11 at the age of 90. In April 2006 the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale was named for...
  This interview is part of a running series. How are faculty in the humanities responding to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis? Yale humanists are creative and conscientious. They are also, like...
Despite the increasing global digitization, graffiti remains widespread and popular, providing with a few words or images a vivid visual indication of cultural conditions, social dynamics and power...
Yesterday the European Council, the heads of state and government of the European Union, met via videoconference for the third time in less than three weeks to discuss the EU’s response to the COVID-...
The following article written by David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan...
In late July 2012, several months after the European Union, with the International Monetary Fund, concluded a second bailout for Greece and only a few days after the EU agreed to provide up to €100...
The following article appeared in The Washington Post on March 12, 2020. It was written by Brendan A. Shanahan, who is a postdoctoral associate affiliated with the Yale Center for the Study of...
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded the...
On February 29, more than 1,100 guests filled the Great Hall of the University of Ghana in Accra, to celebrate the inauguration of The Sanneh Institute. In attendance were Christian and Muslim...
“The problem is: how do you write about and represent violence without reproducing it?” Crystal Feimster asked during her presentation in the “The Legacy of Lynching: Artistic Confrontations of...
Dirt and dirtiness are ubiquitous — but the ways we conceive of it vary in ways both cultural and personal. In her new book, “Histories of Dirt: Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial...
Thomas Thurston talks with Nicholas Crawford on his work titled “Sustaining Slavery: Plantation Provisioning and the Politics of Health in the British Caribbean” as a part of the Slavery and Its...
Today the European Union and the United Kingdom began negotiating their future relationship. Roughly 100 British officials, led by David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, and Sir Timothy Barrow, the...
The questions raised in “Victorian Radicals,” a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), manifest in the vivid juxtaposition of two objects at the show’s third-floor entrance: a...
In a recent visit to Yale, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States must reassert itself as a global leader if we are to address the threat of climate change and other global...
In the wake of another terrible performance in a state election—this one on Sunday in Hamburg—today the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) moved up the date for its selection of a new leader to...
Millions of poor people in developing countries in East Asia have escaped the threat of hunger by leaving the fields to work in factories producing manufactured goods to sell in the West. So, what...
Yale sophomore Selma Abouneameh grew up in Connecticut speaking English at home, not her Palestinian father’s native language of Arabic. But this semester at Yale, she is progressing toward her goal...
As candidates for the U.S. presidency pitch policies they hope will win them the White House, two leading Yale scholars suggest they ought to consider the hard work and nitty-gritty politics of...
The fifth annual Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean conference, centered on the themes of people, capital and natural resources, drew more than 150 students, faculty and...
The following op-ed, written by Rohini Pande, Henry J Heinz II Professor of Economics and director of the Economic Growth Center and Charity Moore, director for South Asia Economics Research at the...
Last Monday, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preferred successor, announced she will step down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and won’t run as the...
Review of Yale film and Slavic scholar John MacKay’s ‘magisterial’ new book, Dziga Vertov: Life and work, in the Times Literary Supplement: In Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929), the...
“I think what’s really interesting about him as an ambassador … is that he combines a scholarly interest in international relations law with this real-life experience,” said Professor Frances...
In September 2019 Edyta Bojanowska, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Chair of the European Studies Council, was awarded the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book by the...
Why do the majority of Burmese people, both women and men, wear skirts rather than trousers? Because this is what the renowned Chinese military strategist Zhuge Liang (AD 181–234) taught them to do...
On Saturday, the voters in Ireland returned to the polls for the first time since 2016 and the results were stunning. Sinn Féin, which for many years was the political wing of the Irish Republican...
The Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies hosted its second Brazil Activities Fair on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4 - 6pm.  More than 100 people came to Luce Hall to learn more about the...
Jude Alawa, a Fox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, recently coauthored an article in the Council on Foreign Relations titled, “A Silent Crisis: The Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in Refugee...
Growing up in Mumbai, India, Narasimha Rao understood he was one of the lucky ones. In a crowded city where more than half the population live in slums, Rao enjoyed a stable home and attended a small...
On January 23, the Council on East Asian Studies presented the 21st annual John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies at the MacMillan Center. The lecture, titled “The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Why are...
In 2011, China’s Supreme Court dealt a blow to the property rights of women by ruling that family homes purchased before marriage automatically belong to the registered buyer upon divorce,...
In a flurry of legislative activity this week, on Monday and Tuesday the British House of Lords approved five amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill the House of Commons...
The following interview is part of a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Nizam Uddin is Senior Head of Mosaic and Community...
In last November’s Spanish election, the center-left Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) headed by Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won 28 percent of the vote and 120 of the 350 seats in the Congress...
Words on a page make no noise, but Satoko Shimazaki — a Japanese literature professor at the University of California Los Angeles — told nearly three dozen attendees on Thursday that writing has long...
Yale University President Peter Salovey arrived in Nigeria Jan. 15 to continue his leadership of the Yale Africa Initiative, a long-term, university-wide commitment to enhance Yale’s ongoing...
A row of musicians with strings and percussion — including instruments like a joza, santoor, doumbek, riq and naqqarah — play a steady backdrop of notes and rhythms. A vocalist then joins them,...
Whether Yale economist Rohini Pande is designing public policies aimed at reducing air pollution or expanding women’s employment opportunities, her general goal is the same: Serving people left...