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The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for...
The new Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Yale University will give one $30,000 award for a Brazilian scholar to spend one academic semester per year...
Heidi McAnnally-Linz has been appointed deputy director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. She will help guide the Center’s overall strategy and...
According to a new study co-authored by Yale’s Mushfiq Mobarak and Saad Omer, COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is significantly higher in low- and middle-income countries than wealthy ones. The results...
Last Wednesday, the British government issued a Command Paper on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. The paper, 22 single-spaced pages in length...
As Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union states, the rule of law is one of the fundamental principles and values upon which the EU was founded. Yesterday, the EU Commission issued its second...
Yale’s Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore and coauthor Simone Schaner use survey data to show that reliance on a digital registration process means that women and the poor have less access...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University is pleased to announce the publication of Fighting Modern Slavery and Human...
Yale University and 150 other colleges and universities nationwide have joined an amicus brief  supporting a program that allows international students to gain work experience outside the classroom...
Last July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a €750 billion recovery plan, proposed at their request by the Commission, to assist...
Giving women in India’s Madhya Pradesh state greater digital control over their wages encouraged them to enter the labor force and liberalized their beliefs about working women, concluded a new...
At the G7 meeting in Cornwall last month, the other leaders sternly advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to violate the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal...
Last Thursday and Friday, the European Council, consisting of the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, met in Brussels and discussed a number of pressing issues—the current...
Each year, the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University awards its Book Prize to the work that offers the best exploration of Canadian history and succeeds in making Canadian...
To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with each other or migrate to...
Judging from the press commentaries, one might think the G7 leaders met in Cornwall last week primarily to urge British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cooperate with the EU in resolving the...
In his new book, The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World, William Nordhaus says there’s a better way to frame the challenges posed by global warming...
Over recent months, the news about COVID-19 has been mostly positive in the U.S. The number of Americans who have gotten vaccinated continues to rise and as a result, the number of COVID cases, as...
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the UNHCR (United Nations...
History is continually revised, driven by new evidence and present-day imperatives, says historian David W. Blight in the June 9 issue of The New Yorker: Once again, Americans find themselves at war...
On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, joined the Yale Institute for Global Health to discuss the status of COVID-19 and its variants around the world and...
On Sunday, voters in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt went to the polls to elect a new Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly. The last of several state elections this year prior to the September...
In 2016, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center launched a three-year international teachers’ workshop series, in which teachers from...
On May 6, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a panel discussion titled “Learning from Lived Experience: Survivor...
Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a recovery plan to assist the states in recovering from the economic effects...
Erik Harms, Council on South East Asia Studies Chair, has been awarded the 2021 Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences.  The citation for Professor Harms states: “Erik...
The European Union is not noted for acting promptly and decisively when confronted with a serious geopolitical challenge. But on Monday, only a day after Belarus, claiming to have received...
On May 11, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) welcomed Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to discuss the importance of ensuring equity in...
Nuno Monteiro, who passed away this month, influenced debates about U.S. dominance in the world. He was an associate professor of political science at Yale University. The following article written...
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and author of “On Tyranny,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of a free press to the preservation of democracy against controlling...
On Tuesday, a large collective sigh of relief could be heard across Europe; Finland’s parliament had approved, by the narrowest of margins, the EU’s proposed financing of its €750 billion recovery...
During the Inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, poet Amanda Gorman recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which captivated a worldwide audience. In response to an announcement of the...
A documentary film on Hong Kong, Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, was supported by the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social...
In April 2020, as COVID-19 spread, the government of Bangladesh strongly recommended that citizens wear masks; a month later, masks were mandated. Eighty percent of Bangladeshis initially reported in...
On April 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition sponsored a panel discussion titled “Repair for Historical Harms: Global Models for Questions of Reparations...
On Thursday, Scottish voters went to the polls to elect their Parliament. Under the provisions of the Additional Member electoral system, 73 of the 129 seats in the Parliament go to the first-past-...
Humanitarian research with Syrian refugees can be difficult to conduct in-person, due to COVID-19 containment, security, and logistics issues. Catherine Panter-Brick, the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen...
On April 19, students and professors from around the world gathered virtually on Zoom for a webinar about “The Asia Olympics: Past Achievements & Future Goals” sponsored by the MacMillan Center’s...
In an email to the student body on Friday evening, Yale College Council vice president Reilly Johnson ’22 announced the election of Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 as the next YCC president and vice...