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The plight of refugees around the world is growing: the number of refugees increased by nearly 9 million people from 2022 to 2023. Yet entrepreneurship can empower refugees to build new lives after...
Left to right, Yale College Dean Pericles Lewis with prizewinners Carlos Eire, John Lafferty, Adriane Steinacker, David Blight, and Margherita Tortora. Not pictured: Sarah Demers. (Photo by John Dempsey)
Yale College Dean Pericles Lewis recognized six recipients of the college’s annual teaching prizes during a reception on April 29.
In June 2022, Dom Phillips, a British journalist working for The Guardian, and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian indigenist and employee of Brazil’s National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (FUNAI), were...
Spencer Lee-Lenfield is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award for 2023. Their submission, “Mysterious Displays of Will: Nadine Hwang—a queer Chinese lawyer who joined...
Students enrolled in Council on Southeast Asia Studies-affiliated classes can take a deep dive into the performance art of courts of Central Java in the 19th and early 20th centuries with Ruth Barnes...
A view of the three speakers in front of an aerial photograph of an Ethiopian church forest in Luce Hall auditorium
The Council on African Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center celebrated Earth Day 2024 with an afternoon of environmentally themed events centered around “‘Nature’s Sanctuary’: Ethiopian Church...
Marci Shore, professor of history and director of graduate studies for the Yale MacMillan Center’s master’s degree in European and Russian studies, traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine in March to attend the...
Top row: Ned Blackhawk, Marta Figlerowicz, Ben Hagari, Elizabeth Hinton; Bottom row: Tavia Nyong’o, Doug Rogers, Travis Zadeh
Seven Yale faculty members have received 2024 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
David W. Blight
In a semester-long lecture series open to the public, Yale’s David W. Blight will explore the history of slavery and its continued effects.    
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On March 14-15, 2024, the Council on African Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies convened the “Yale Africa-China Symposium: Cultural Dimensions” at Eduardo...
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The MacMillan Center is pleased to announce that Jonny Steinberg has won the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography for Winnie & Nelson: A Portrait of a Marriage. Steinberg is...
In February 2024, Chinese artist Dai Xiang presented his “New Qingming Scroll” (2014) at Yale in a long-awaited visit to Yale’s Council on East Asian Studies that had been postponed since 2020.  His...