Multimedia Archive


April 2, 2018. Cultures of Emotion in the Japanese Empire with Sabine Frühstück.

April 8, 2018. Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs: Reserve but Proud Reserve. Britain Detached from Europe.

April 8, 2019.  The Buddhist Makeup Artist: A Personal Story about Sexuality and Transformation.

April 10, 2019.  Prosecuting Slavery in a Time of Freedom.

April 10, 2019. Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs: The Pandora’s Box and the Trojan Horses. Britain in Europe.

April 15, 2019. Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs: Brexit means Brexit. Britain out of Europe.

April 17, 2019.  Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs: Never Closer Union. Does the EU Have a Future?


November 2018. Christopher Andrew, gave a series of three lectures on “The Lost History of Global Intelligence—and Why It Matters” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs

April 11, 2018. Rory Stewart OBE: “Failed States - and How Not to Fix Them”

March 7, 2018. Chayes links extremism to corruption

February 14, 2018. William Polk explores America’s changing role in the world
Lecture 1   Lecture 2   Lecture 3


July 18, 2017. The Economics of Global Migration: Michael Clemens (watch video)

June 15, 2017. Keynote Lecture by Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English at Princeton University, at the ALA 2017 Annual Conference at Yale University (watch video)

May 19, 2017. The Indonesia experiment (watch video)

May 18, 2017. Syrian refugee crisis: Ground realities and humanitarian responses in Jordan (watch video)

May 15, 2017. Yara Sallam: On being a women’s human rights defender in Egypt (watch video)

May 11, 2017. Food regulation in the EU vs the U.S.: Does politics trump science? (watch video)

May 7, 2017. Conflict in the South China Sea (watch video) 

May 4, 2017. Ambassador Burns on Trump administration’s global foreign policy challenges (watch video)

May 4, 2017. Yale Refugee Program convenes first annual symposium (watch videos)

April 28, 2017. Bromwich and Mobarak awarded Carnegie Fellowships (watch video) 

April 25, 2017. Visegrad Group as a factor of stability in Central and Eastern Europe (watch video)

April 20, 2017. Philip Gorski explores the history of the ‘American Civil Religion’ (watch video)

April 18, 2017. Women, work, peace: What the artisans from South Asia can tell us (watch video)

April 18, 2017. An island under siege: Puerto Rico’s current financial, political, and human rights crisis (watch video)

April 11, 2017. Dismembered and still kicking: “Kokoro” in the Japanese high school textbook (watch video)

April 4, 2017. State fragility and collapse in the Arab region (watch video)

March 30, 2017. Competitive Cities: A local solution to the global lack of jobs and growth (watch video) 

March 15, 2017. Challenges for security and stability in the Black Sea region (watch video)

March 2, 2017. Leadership lessons from the Affordable Care Act (watch video)

February 24, 2017. Creating innovative solutions to aid refugees (watch video) 

February 21, 2017. The Arab Revolts are “not a finished story” (watch video)

January 24, 2017. New U.S. Administration’s Policy Towards Eastern and Central Europe (watch video)

January 20, 2017. Colombian Peace Process: The Role of the Private Sector (watch video)


December 5, 2016. Leadership in corporate social responsibility requires engagement and legitimacy (watch video)

December 5, 2016. What can European history teach us about Trump’s America? (watch video)

November 30, 2016.  U.N. Ambassador Roundtable: Universality and Diversity of Human Rights  (watch video)

  • “Plan Dog: From Isolation to a Strategy for War”
    (watch video)
  • “A Declaration of Interdependence: Lend-Lease” 
    (watch video)
  • “Speed – and Speed Now: Mobilizing Industry and Labor for War”
    (watch video)

November 15, 2016. UN Ambassador’s Roundtable: UN Ambassadors for Latin America/Caribbean States and European Union Discuss Regional Organizations in Global Governance. (watch video)

November 9, 2016. Zhang Xin speaks on modern design, culture, and architecture (watch video).

November 3, 2016. History and Politics Concerning the Right to Vote in the United States (watch video).

October 28, 2016. Roundtable on Global Peace and Regional Risks: Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean (watch video).

October 26, 2016. The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture with Mahmood Mamdani on “Beyond Criminal Justice: Learning from South Sudan.” (watch video)

October 12, 2016. Training Environmental Leaders for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities. (watch video) Fox International Fellowship Leadership Seminar Series.

October 6, 2016. Maxim Kiselev, Moscow State Lomonosov University Higher School of Business on “Crisis in Russia: How People Cope with Stress, and How It Is Reflected in their Electoral Behavior.” (watch video)

September 20, 2016. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, gave the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale. (watch video)

September 12, 2016. Frankopan delivers Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture. (watch video)

April 12, 2016. The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture with Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco. (watch video)

April 6, 2016. “Security and Stability in Central & Eastern Europe: Challenges and Prospects” with Ambassadors from Latvia, Serbia, and the Slovak Republic. (watch video)

March 31, 2016. Baroness Emma Nicholson on Migration and Human Safety (watch video)

March 31. 2016. Jean Charest, former Premier of Quebec, “Does Quebec Need a Written Constitution?”  (watch video)


November 16, 2015. Anne-Marie Slaughter gives Henry L. Stimson Lectures on “The Strategy of Connection”

November 9, 2015. Gender and Violence: Time for Coordinated Global Action

November 6, 2015. Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. “Will Africa Feed China? Rumors and Realities”

October 5, 2015. Canada In The World: A Conversation with the Hon. John Baird, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-15).

September 28, 2015. Charleston and its Aftermath: History, Symbols, Policy.

September 22, 2015. David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University on “The Imprint of Congress” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs.

March 4, 2015. P. Sainath, Former Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu, India on “The Everyday Lives of Everyday People: Journalism from Below in the Digital Age.” (Watch Video)

February 12, 2015. The Coca-Cola Lecture at Yale presents John Githongo, Kenya’s most prominent anti-corruption activist and CEO, Inuka Kenya Trust, on “Corruption, Security and Development: Volatile Nexus.” (Watch Video)


October 9, 2014. Raila Amolo Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya, delivered the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, “Afro-Optimism: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?” (Watch Video)

January 14, 2014. Former U.S. senator for Indiana Richard Lugar presented the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale titled “Modern American Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World.” (Watch Video)


October 9, 2013. Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. (Watch Video)

September 18, 2013. Experts debate, ‘Airstrikes against Syria?’ (Watch Video)

April 26, 2013. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International and The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. (Watch Video)

April 3, 2013. Political theorist Michael Walzer Gives Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs. 

  • “The Paradox of National Liberation: India, Israel, and Algeria” 
    (Watch Video)
  • “The Paradox Illustrated: Zionism against Judaism” 
    (Watch Video)
  • “The Paradox Denied: Marxist Perspectives” 
    (Watch Video) 
  • “The Future of National Liberation”
    (Watch Video)

March 6, 2013. Colin Coleman, a former anti-apartheid activist who is currently head of Goldman Sachs Sub Saharan Africa, gave a behind-the-scenes account of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. (Watch Video)

February 7, 2013. Kofi Annan, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, took part in a Jackson Institute Town Hall Meeting. (Watch Video)

January 16, 2013. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on “Religious Conflict, Religious Cooperation: Toward a Field of Interfaith Studies.” (Watch Video)


December 3, 2012. “Nepal,” Linguist Mark Turin goes in search of the world’s endangered languages. “Our Language in Your Hands.” Narrated by Mark Turin. BBC Radio 4. (Listen to episode).

November 13, 2012. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Titled “Shaping Solutions for a World in Transition.” (Watch Video).

September 19, 2012. Syrian journalist and novelist Samar Yazbek, whose recently published personal account of Syria’s revolution has received worldwide attention, delivered a talk on campus at Yale University on Wednesday, September 19. (Watch Video).

March 22, 2012. The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture featuring Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States. Titled “Election 2012—America in a Transformational Era,” the talk is sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale Law School, and the Yale School of Management. (Watch Video).


December 5, 2011. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture featuring Aristos Doxiadis, economist and entrepreneur, ” Greeks Behaving Badly? The Micro-Origins of Crisis and Revival.” (Watch Video).

October 11, 2011. Former National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones Speaks at Yale. (Watch Video). View full release.

April 20, 2011. John Dunn Gives Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs. (Watch Video 1, Video 2, Video 3,Video 4). View full release.

February 8, 2011. Yale “Teach-In” Offers Insight Into Current Unrest in the Middle East. (Watch Video). View full release.


November 30, 2010. Sir John Major, Former British Prime Minister, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “Fantasy to Reality: The World that Lies Ahead.” (Watch Video). View full release.

October 4, 2010. Women will be key to world’s economic growth, says Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent. (Watch Video).

September 20, 2010. Fareed Zakaria and President Richard C. Levin discuss the role of the U.S. in various parts of the world. (Watch Video).

March 25, 2010.  Two biographers of Henry R. Luce – Alan Brinkley, professor of American history at Columbia, and  Lance Morrow, a former staffer at Time – met in the building that bears his name at Yale, and had a conversation about Luce and the 20th century. (Watch Video).

January 5, 2010.  Richard J. Goldstone, former South African Constitutional Court Judge and author of The Goldstone Report on the Gaza Conflict, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “Accountability for War Crimes.” (Watch Video). View full release.


April 9, 2009. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “A Historically Relevant Foreign Policy.” (Watch Video). View full release.

March 4, 2009. Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of the Dubai-based Afras Ventures and former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on “India and China: Competition, Co-operation, Conflict?” (Watch Video). View full release.

January 27 & 28, 2009 and February 10 & 11, 2008. Ambassador Jack Matlock gives the Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs on:


September 16 and 25, 2008.  Ambassador Marwan Muasher, Jordanian diplomat and Minister, gives the Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs on “Moderation and the Search for Peace in the Middle East,” followed by a second lecture entitled, “The Slow Process of Arab Reform.” (Watch Video Part I). (Watch Video Part II).

May 12, 2008. Ambassador Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the United States, gave a public address on the topic “France, Europe, and the United States:  What Prospects for Trans-Atlantic Relations?” (Watch Video).

April 24, 2008. Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, presented the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies on “Pacific Perspectives: United States Diplomacy in a Rapidly Changing Asia.” (Watch Video).

April 16, 2008.  Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy and Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia University, presented the 15th Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on “Striking First: the Law and Politics of Preemptive and Preventive Force.” (Watch Video).

March 27, 2008.   Sergio Ramirez – who was a writer before he served as Sandinista Vice President of Nicaragua from 1984 to 1990, and who is now an award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer, professor, and columnist for several international media – gave the lecture “New Winds or Old Storms: Contemporary Political Changes in Latin America,” hosted by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale, as part of its Spring 2008 Lecture Series, and with the support of the Poynter Fellowship at Yale. (Watch Video).

March 4, 2008.  Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan Representative to the United States,  presents a lecture as part of the Gaddis Smith Seminar Series on “Taiwan and its Unique Relations with the US and China.” (Watch Video).

February 20, 2008.  Yoko Hiraoka, a member of the Yamato Komyoji ryu, presents a lecture/recital of Japanese Biwa music. This 5-stringed lute with a powerful and raw timbre, has a history in Japan of at least 1300 years, and has been used both as a story-telling medium, and sometimes as an accompaniment to chanted religious texts and sutras. Ms. Hiraoka’s biwa repertoire draws mainly upon episodes from the Tale of Heike. (Watch Video).

February 16, 2008. Robert I. Moore, Professor Emeritus of History, Newcastle University, gave the Keynote Address at the MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics & Society’s inaugural conference on the topic of Religion and Violence. His lecture underlines the formative role of religion in medieval Europe. (Watch Video).

February 14, 2008. Stephen Teiser, the D. T. Suzuki Professor of Buddhist Studies, Princeton University, was the speaker for the annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies.  His presentation, entitled “The Construction of Paradise in Buddhist Liturgies,” examines the content and significance of representations of paradise in Buddhist ritual manuals from Medieval China. (Watch Video).

February 1, 2008. Ben Kiernan, Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, gives keynote lecture at “Teaching about Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Conference for Teachers.” (Watch Video).

January 25, 2008. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama and acclaimed filmmaker, lectures on “Projecting the Dharma: Film and The Transmission of Buddhism to the West.” (Watch Video).


November 8, 2007. The Reverend Gustavo Gutiérrez, widely acknowledged as the founder of liberation theology and the John Cardinal O’Hara Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, lectures on “Archbishop Romero: A Witness of Faith.” (Watch Video).

November 7, 2007. Katsuhito Iwai, Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, delivers the John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies on “What Will Become of the Japanese Corporation? A Comparative Perspective.” (Watch Video).

November 1, 2007. Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, lectures on Indonesia’s economic development, its potential and challenges for the future. (Watch Video).

October 26, 2007. Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Director of International Security Studies, and Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, gives the keynote address on “Great Powers, Global Trends and International Instruments: A Three-legged Stool or a Three Way Split?” at the 2007 Alunmin Reunion the the MacMillan Center. (Watch Video).

October 12, 2007. Yanar Mohammed, internationally renowned Iraqi activist and founder of the Organization of Women¹s Freedom in Iraq, speaks about “Iraqi Women’s Ordeal Under Occupation” at the MacMillian Center at Yale University. (Watch Video).

September 26, 2007. Ramachandra Guha, the famed Indian historian and columnist, spoke at the MacMillian Center at Yale on his latest book, “India After Gandhi.” (Watch Video).

April 13, 2007. Ambassador Ronen Sen Gives Keynotes Address at Yale Symposium on U.S.-Strategic Relations.(Watch Video)Press Release.

February 21, 2007. Panel Discussion on Ian Shapiro’s new book Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror. (Watch Video).

February 20, 2007. Lecture with Kanat B. Saudabayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States and Canada, “Kazakhstan: Realities and Challenges.” (Watch Video).

February 14, 2007. Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution presents the 2007 George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies, “America & The World: Restoring a Damaged Foreign Policy.” (Watch Video).


December 8, 2006. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Lectures at “Justice in the Mirror” Conference. (Watch Video).

November 14, 2006. Pulitzer Prize Winner Samantha Power presents the 2006 Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, “Iraq’s Collateral Damage.” (Watch Video).

October 18, 2006. Lecture and discussion with Godfrey Hodgson, Journalist, Historian, and Biographer, “Colonel Edward M. House: Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand Man.” (Watch Video).

April 21, 2006. Ian Shapiro moderates panel discussion featuring five distinguished Yale faculty on different aspects of China’s role as a world superpower following Chinese President Hu Jintao speech. (Watch Video).

March 9, 2006. Malalai Joya, Afghani Activist for Women’s Rights, Will Speak at Yale. (Watch Video).

March 7, 2006. Author and Historian John Lukacs Gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture. (Watch Video).Press Release.

January 25, 2006. Nicholas Kristof, Columnist at The New York Times, to speak at Yale Center for International and Area Studies. (Watch Video)Press Release.


October 14, 2005. Dr. Mamphela Ramphele Gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture. (Watch Video). Press Release.

August 9, 2005. South Asia World Broadcast (CNBC-18 India) on Pier Summer Institute. (Watch Video).