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Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Yale on May 3rd to deliver the Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies....
At the end of 2021, there were 89.3 million people around the world forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations, with nearly 60% of them being...
Projects examining climate change and urban health, substance use disorder and mental health, and the relationship between food insecurity and hypertension have been selected as the recipients of...
Yale MacMillan is thrilled to share that Steven Wilkinson, the Nilekani Professor of India and South Asia and the Henry R. Luce Director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International...
Paul R. Brass (1936-2022), who recently passed away after a long illness, made many important contributions over his long career, but he may be best known for two terrific books on India’s linguistic...
Yale historian Sunil Amrith has been awarded the 2022 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History in recognition of his examination of the historical origins of inequality within and between countries and...
Speaking alongside WHO officials and health ministers, Mobarak described his field work testing public health interventions informed by behavioral science. Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a...
The Council on African Studies (CAS) and the Fox International Fellowship participated in the African Studies of Africa Association’s (ASAA) biennial conference, which took place at the University of...
The Council on African Studies congratulates four of its graduate affiliates on accepting tenure track positions at universities across the US. The affiliates, Doyle Calhoun, Amanda Joyce Hall,...
The whole MacMillan team sends a heartfelt congratulations to this year’s graduates, as well as all those who came back to campus last week to celebrate in person after two years of remote...
Priyamvada Natarajan, a Yale astrophysicist who explores cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics, is being honored with a Liberty Science Center (LSC) Genius Award for her extensive...
To do good science, we need to include diverse perspectives, work across disciplines and think outside the box while reminding ourselves that our goal as scientists is to serve humanity. I am...
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University invited Jin Y. Park, Professor and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University, to deliver the 3rd Seong-Yawng...
Eight Yale faculty members in fields as diverse as anthropology, geography, law, and medicine are among the 261 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and...
Stephanie Newell, professor of English and interim chair, Council on African Studies, is the 2022 winner of the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for teaching excellence in the humanities. In a ceremony...
Eight Yale faculty members in fields as diverse as anthropology, geography, law, and medicine are among the 261 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and...
On April 29-30, Yale MacMillan’s Council on Middle East Studies (CMES), in partnership with the Alwaleed Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut, will...
Mr. Ban served as the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) (2019-2021). In 2018, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. Mr. Ban, along...
“It sure seems that way to me.” That is how President Joe Biden supported his off-the-cuff comment that Russian atrocities in Ukraine amounted to genocide. A legal finding to that end, however,...
On April 23, 2022, scholars of Latin American history and politics from across the United States, Latin America, and Europe gathered at Yale to celebrate and debate the contributions of a giant in...
Yale’s long-standing relationship with Brazil is flourishing amid increased academic partnerships and a prominent Brazilian student presence on campus. As one of the world’s emerging economies,...
Responses to early life adversity differ greatly across individuals. Elucidating which factors underlie this variation can help us better understand how to improve health trajectories. Here we used a...
The weekend’s grisly revelations — of bodies of civilians strewn across the streets of Bucha (a Kyiv suburb), some with their hands tied behind their back, left to rot after Russian troops...
Consciousness, the distinctive quality that allows humans to perceive the world, sometimes gets in the way of people trying to comprehend the ecosystems in which they live — a paradox that hinders...
Yale Economics Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak and Edward Miguel, University of California Berkeley, assembled a group of 28 experts in epidemiology, economics, public health, political science,...
How do religious discourses shape our understanding of men’s and women’s roles in the home and the world? We investigate the differences between Catholic and Pentecostal gender discourse with a...
On March 11, CLAIS presented an exchange between two policy leaders to shed light on the climate crisis in Latin America. Panelist Yolanda Kakabadse and moderator Jessica Faieta convened over Zoom as...
There is broad support in the U.S. for Ukraine and global outcry over Putin’s increasingly hostile attacks on civilians. This hour, hear more about the geopolitical backdrop and Ukraine’s...
Día Internacional de la Mujer 8 de Marzo: orígenes del feminismo, significado y otras respuestas El 8 de marzo registra la dolorosa historia de las luchas de las mujeres y todas las personas que se...
Encountering the Sacred Rock of the Athenian Acropolis has signaled for numerous historical personalities nodal processes of self-reflection conveyed autobiographically. Confronting the Parthenon...
Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) recently sat down for an interview with Daniela Salvucci (biography below), who is currently conducting research at the Sterling Memorial Library...
James Scott, Ph.D., Yale University, 1967, is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. He is co-director of the Agrarian Studies Program...
This past Friday, March 4, a group of scholars chatted jovially as they prepared to begin the second session of the Spring 2022 Gender and Policy Forum. The session, titled “Equality and Civil...
The REEES Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion titled “The War Next Door: Society and Conflict in Ukraine and Russia” on February 18, 2022. Four guest speakers were invited to...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to justify the invasion of Ukraine with a number of reasons, but we’re going to focus on one with a very deep stem. In essence, he argues that...
On March 4-5, 2022, the Council on African Studies will host a conference on African Epistemologies for the 21st Century to discuss novel conceptual frameworks in epistemology studies and the academy...
Last Monday, after Russia’s 30-member Security Council discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine – specifically, the continuing conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists...
On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. In the early morning hours, before dawn, Russian artillery began bombarding Kyiv, Odessa and Kharkiv.   A few weeks earlier, as Vladimir Putin  was ostentatiously...
by David R. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of political science and the former director of the MacMillan Center’s Program in European Union Studies. Frustrated by the continuing refusal of the U.S....
Yale University today officially announced the launch of a new research initiative to promote inclusive institutions, economies, and societies. Inclusion Economics (IE) at Yale University will work...