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For more than a week after the UK gave the EU a 44-page draft legal text of a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, it appeared highly unlikely they would be able to agree on a modified...
The following article written by Marci Shore, an associate professor of history at Yale, appeared in the October 12 issue of Foreign Policy. Professor Shore is the author of “The Taste of Ashes: The...
Twenty first-year students sit around a crowded dining room table in Pauli Murray College, mulling over “A Song on How My Thatched Roof Was Ruined by the Autumn Wind,” a work by the prominent 8th...
The following article written by Giovanna Truong appeared in the Oct. 7, 2019 issue of the Yale Daily News: In a darkened Luce Hall, frames showing vibrant animation — like soaring drone shots —...
From September 27-29 Marcia C. Inhorn, CMES Chair and William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, hosted the international conference-workshop “(Un)Settling Middle...
With the Brexit clock continuing to tick, second by second, toward midnight on Oct. 31, and time running out as well for submission by the UK of a proposal regarding the Irish backstop that could be...
The following opinion piece written by Marius Kothor,  a Ph.D. student in history and a graduate afilliate with the Council on African Studies, appeared in the October 2 issue of The New York Times....
“What is it about this moment we’re living in, not just the Trump moment but a longer moment, that makes it possible finally to talk so seriously about slavery in public ways?” David Blight, Sterling...
Urjit R. Patel (Ph.D. ’90), former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be a recipient of this year’s Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for his outstanding achievements and contribution to...
This past Friday, students and Yale community members traversing Cross Campus were greeted by an enormous red, blue, and yellow truck full to bursting with an array of brightly packaged chocolate...
After 37 years in the Singaporean foreign service, Bilahari Kausikan, now the Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, has a message for the world’s major powers...
The story of the team’s plight made international news and gained support from U.S. legislators and the president. And it set in motion a collaboration between Yale and the team’s coach, entrepreneur...
Extraordinary! Historic! Stunning! Those were the words that first came to mind yesterday morning as Lady Hale, the President of the UK Supreme Court, read the court’s unanimous decision that Prime...
This is “everything that is wrong about how we think about international development,” said Rory Stewart, British MP and former Secretary of State for International Development.  Stewart was...
“The concept of home is akin to the concept of identity,” said Karen M. Teoh. It is “always subject to choice and change.” At her lecture in Henry R. Luce Hall on September 20, Karen M. Teoh,...
Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, one of Singapore’s top diplomats, will present the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Monday, September 30. Titled “How to Think about...
Since 1946, Italy has had more than 65 governments, on average about one every 13 months. And over the last four years, Spain has had three elections. It’s perhaps not surprising, then, that another...
Today, the UK Supreme Court will start hearing appeals of the conflicting decisions of three lower courts in regard to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament from...
The 2019 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes will come to Yale on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for a three-day literary festival where they will share their work, engage in conversation on a...
Thanks to the generous support of the MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Research Grant and the Council on African Studies’ Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa I have had the opportunity to...
Last night, in a tumultuous scene as opposition MPs objected and sought to block his departure, John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, led government MPs to the House of Lords for...
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Two faculty members received the Gustav Ranis...
Thousands of years before humans began burning fossil fuels, they had indelibly altered the natural world through foraging, herding animals, and farming, according to a new study by an international...
This summer I arrived in the land of my ancestors for the first time. After hearing about Vietnam for the past eighteen years, I have had the chance to experience her for myself. What better way to...
In July 1944, representatives of the 44 Allied nations gathered at a resort hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to plan the post-war international monetary and financial order. The resulting...
John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, said it was a “constitutional outrage…an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians.”  Lord Heseltine, a...
Jing Tsu, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, is a cultural and literary historian of modern China. Tsu is the first...
Last Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk, expressing his hope that the UK would leave the EU with a deal on Oct. 31 rather than without one,...
As I wrap up my summer internship in Lilongwe, I cannot thank the MacMillan Center enough for giving me the resources to broaden my horizons, grow as an individual and intellectual, and explore a new...
How did we get from the huge euphoria that followed the fall of communism in the early 1990s to our present politics of fear and resentment, and what are the prospects going forward? Sterling...
Thanks to the Program in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Russia for my dissertation project on dolls and toys in the 19th century Russian...
You may not know early Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov by name, but perhaps you’ve heard of his most famous film, “Man with a Movie Camera.” Released in 1929, this non-narrative silent film...
Thanks to funding from the Southeast Asian Studies Fellowship from the Southeast Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, Leitner International Research and International Fellowship from the...
When he spoke in front of 10 Downing Street for the first time as prime minister on July 24 after returning from Buckingham Palace, Boris Johnson made it clear the UK will leave the EU on Oct. 31,...
July 23, 2019. New Haven, Conn.—Yale University is hosting a one-day conference on the future of the Greek economy titled “Towards a New Greek Miracle: Growth Policies for the Decades to Come.” The...
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one...
In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves” are common...
The Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center welcomed participants to its three-day Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT), “Refugees in Recent History,” from June 26-28. The diverse group...
Thanks to the generous funding from the Libby Rouse Grant I received through the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, I spent several weeks this summer in Doha, Qatar. I had the...
To commemorate its 10th year, the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) invites Yale student artists to submit a poster design for the festival’s poster. All university students, ...