February 2018 News

Nearly everyone has been pestered by a housefly — a dilemma easily solved with the quick deployment of a flyswatter. However, not all species of flies are so harmless or so easily dispatched.  In...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding last Friday with a panel discussion on the life...
On February 22-23, 2018, Yale will host a conference entitled “Rock(ing) Regimes” featuring Russian, Polish and Czech films. It will look at the effect rock music had on the collapse of the regimes...
David W. Blight, a professor of history at Yale and chair of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, is the author of the forthcoming...
Get creative about data. Be resilient when the electricity cuts out or a supplier doesn’t deliver. These are two pieces of advice for doing business in developing countries from Hakeem Belo-Osagie, a...
Amid a world-wide refugee crisis, the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center held a colloquium with Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, the co-creators of The New York Times comic...
Elisabeth Jean Wood, newly named as the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment, focuses her research on political violence, particularly sexual violence during war; the emergence...
As part of the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs, foreign policy consultant William R. Polk gave a series of three talks under the theme “America Confronts the Post-Imperial World.” Polk is...
Updated on February 14 at 2pm. Last Wednesday, more than four months after the Sept. 24, 2017 election, after a failed attempt by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history, was recently honored with the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Mikhail was one of eight researchers selected...
Musicians gathered in a circle, prisoners of love, a princely entourage, a Sufi dervish, gryphons and bullbuls, and a history of the world. These are just some of the diverse topics covered in the...
Yale students and members of the wider community will have the opportunity to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a different lens Feb. 8-9, when Israeli-Palestinian columnist, author,...
The story of China’s last century has been one of growth, of strife, of soul-searching and transformation. Cities are both the engines and the manifestations of China’s ongoing metamorphosis,...
In February of 2011, religious leaders from across Africa met in Accra, Ghana, to discuss their dual roles as people of faith and members of civil society. They sought to reconcile their beliefs with...
Nahid Siamdoust, a postdoctoral associate of Iranian studies at the MacMillan Center and the author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran, wrote the following Opinion article...
Veronica Waweru, a lecturer in Yale’s MacMillan Center, gave a talk at Luce Hall on Thursday on the lack of understanding among locals in Kenya about research taking place in their own communities....
The Yale Macmillan Center, Carnegie Corporation and Films at the Whitney resumed their “Red Century: The Russian Revolution on Film” screenings this semester with a showing of Alexandr Askoldov’s...