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U.S. trade policy is at a crossroads. Will President Biden make a clean break from his predecessor’s protectionist policies and embrace the trading system that Americans helped create last century...
On February 14, voters in Catalonia went to the polls to elect a new parliament. Not surprisingly given the continuing Covid pandemic, turnout dropped sharply from 79.1 percent in the previous...
Professor Stephanie Newell is featured in The Common Room,  a production of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Yale Department of English. She talks about how she became interested...
Britain’s role in Great Power Competition post Brexit—a panel discussion between Hamish Falconer, Visiting Fellow, European Studies Council, Professor Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth...
Yale faculty member Cajetan Iheka was an undergraduate in his home country of Nigeria at the height of unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta in the 2000s. Militants were setting fire to oil...
The following interview is part of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series focusing on alumni who majored in Latin American Studies in Yale College. 1. Could you...
On Saturday, a new Italian government, headed by Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, was sworn in by President Sergio Mattarella. The sighs of relief, after a crisis...
Since 2018 the Council on Middle East Studies has been partnering with Yale’s Pathways to Arts Humanities to bring dynamic Middle East programming to area high school students, as part of CMES’ Title...
New research conducted by Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a professor of economics and director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale, and an international group of colleagues, shows how...
The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center is hosting its third annual Yale Africa Film Festival (YAFF) on February 19. The films that have been selected to be screened will highlight...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been treated after having been poisoned with Novichok, a deadly chemical nerve agent, while campaigning in August for local...
February is Black History Month and the first day of the month is National Freedom Day, a national holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed what would later...
Widespread use of arsenic-contaminated water in Bangladesh during the 20th century has been called by the World Health Organization the largest mass poisoning in history. A new study co-authored by...
The following interview is part of a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Hamish Falconer is a member of Britain’s diplomatic...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny, the foremost opposition activist in Russia and perpetual thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin, returned to Moscow from Berlin after having been treated for,...
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series...
The following Op-Ed written by Elizabeth R. Nugent appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 29. Polarization lurks behind many of the political crises that define the current global moment. When...
William Nordhaus calls for a Climate Club of nations that agree to cut emissions—and sanction non-members as reported in Bloomberg Businessweek on January 29. Ever heard of the Climate Club? It has...
Ambassador (Ret.) Luis C. deBaca, Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, will receive the William...
Though Fox International Fellows hail from different countries, represent a diversity of backgrounds, and embark on the Fellowship with distinct projects and goals, we all clearly share something in...
During the COVID-19 pandemic people across the world have adopted increasingly digital lifestyles. They stream movies, attend Zoom meetings, and sweat through online exercise classes. Many of them,...
The short documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience won the Best Documentary Short jury award at the Raw Science Film Festival. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team...
The following article written by Catherine Panter-Brick appeared in the Journal of Refugee Studies on January 25. According to the abstract, “It examines how notions of solidarity, social justice,...
One of President Biden’s first actions in the Oval Office was to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement.  Global environmental legal expert  Sue Biniaz and global environmental governance...
On Saturday, the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected a new leader, Armin Laschet, the minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia. Whether he will be the chancellor candidate of the CDU...
Ideas of India is a new podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel India forward. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, ...
The 2011 Arab Spring set both Tunisia and Egypt on a course toward democratization, but their trajectories soon diverged.  Tunisian political elites have since cooperated in passing a constitution,...
A Yale team’s research into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on India’s most vulnerable populations, including urban laborers who lost their jobs and returned to the countryside, is providing...
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has said he believes President Donald Trump will pardon himself before leaving office. But he told BBC World News that...
On December 9, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences co-hosted “Steps Toward International Climate Governance...
With time running out for an agreement on their future relationship that could be approved in time for it to take effect at midnight in Brussels—11 p.m. in London—on December 31, when the UK would...
Sophia Dawkins, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, wrote the following commentary that appeared in Political Violence At A Glance on January 5. When the WHO declared a pandemic last March, UN...
The prospects of the inevitable end of the Bhumibol era loomed large over 21st century Thailand. Events have now taken their course, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned. The new King is...
The following article written by Margaret Hedeman appeared in the Yale Daily News on November 18. From his home in Hamden, CT, Director of Hellenic Studies George Syrimis spoke to over 50 women...
At midnight on December 31, the UK will leave the EU’s internal market and customs union, with or without an agreement regarding their future relationship. If an agreement is to take effect at that...
The following article written by Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, appeared in today’s Slate: President-elect Joe Biden is already showing that he is serious...
On Sunday morning, after the EU and UK had made some progress in resolving one of the most difficult issues in the negotiation of their future relationship—how to maintain a level playing field for...
In the following article that appears in today’s Literary Hub, Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Yale University, considers the historical ripples of...
Finally, after two telephone calls between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, a three-hour dinner in Brussels last Wednesday, and another...
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Albert O....