Features & News

The Program on Economics, Politics, and Economics hosted David Auerbach, Yale ‘03 alum and co-founder of Sanergy, for the annual Litowitz Lecture on Septmber 27. Sanergy is a company dedicated to...
The October 15, 2018, issue of The New Yorker magazine features a book review of GLC Director David Blight’s newest book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”. Read the full review on The New...
The following article was written by Jake Tae for the Yale Daily News: At a lecture in Luce Hall on Monday, Pilar Velasco — a journalist who spent her career investigating corruption in the Spanish...
William Nordhaus ’63 B.A., ’72 M.A., Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, a Senior Research Fellow of the MacMillan Center, and the world’s leading economist on climate change, has...
Doris Gray, director of the Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, professor, and author, gave a talk on Women and Transitional Justice in...
On October 2 in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, two professors of political science advocated a view of politics they admit is contrarian: that decentralizing power to the grass roots...
The Fox International Fellowship at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has expanded its global network of partner institutions to include the University...
A two-day conference focusing on climate induced migration and displacement will be hosted at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale on October 12-13. His...
The South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center invited Nusrat Chowdhury, Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College, to speak about her paper, “The Ethics of the Digital: Crowds and...
The following article written by Oscar Lopez appeared in the September 28, 2018, issue of the Yale Daily News. “We are in a new Cold War,” said Russian-American journalist Vladimir Pozner, describing...
A new research institute for the advanced study of religion and society in Africa has been named for Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School...
The MacMillan Center’s Project on Religious Freedom and Society in Africa invited Baroness Elizabeth Berridge of the Vale of Catmose to give a talk on September 25 titled, “Religious Freedom, Still a...
The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at the MacMillan Center hosted its 6th Annual Formal Theory & Comparative Politics Conference on September 14-...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition invited visiting doctoral fellow Anabelle Meier to present her thesis and lecture on “George Jellinek and the Religion...
The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center held a roundtable event on Sept. 12, titled “Maintaining International Peace and Security: Visions from the Regions,” featuring Ambassador Teodoro...
The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, La Casa Cultural and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies have established a new fund to promote innovative solutions to immigration...
On September 19, 2018, Defense.info ran the following commentary written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science at Yale University and a respected thought leader in global...
The Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the MacMillan Center hosted a conference entitled “Material Culture and Mao’s China” between Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. An...
The European Union is a union of states—democratic states that adhere to the rule of law. As Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union says, the EU is founded on the values of “respect for human...
Lillian Moore-Eissenberg is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s competitive William J. Foltz Journalism Award. Her submission, “Hidden Neighbors: For trafficked domestic workers, exploitation can be...
The following article appeared in the Yale Daily News on September 11, 2018: Fairy tales are a storytelling staple for children across cultures. These stories captivate young minds, allowing their...
Over the past several years, the wave of refugees fleeing to Europe from the wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere has fueled a growth in electoral support for parties offering voters a...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has announced the expansion of its Russian Studies program into the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian...
Do you think you could recognize 140 of your closest friends? What about 140 strangers? This was the challenge I faced when I began my summer research at the Trentham Monkey Forest, in Stoke-on-Trent...
A new Yale-based research initiative is developing the science needed to scale-up promising anti-poverty programs so that they can benefit the greatest number of people. The Yale Research Initiative...
On July 29, 2018, another parliamentary election was held in Cambodia. When the commune elections had been held on June 4, 2017, they were followed by complaints and recounts, but the official...
On August 8, the EU’s European Stability Mechanism disbursed a €15 billion tranche from its €86 billion three-year program of financial assistance for Greece and on August 20 concluded the program,...
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS), a flagship program of the Yale Africa Initiative, held sessions in Kigali, Rwanda July 29-Aug. 7, and in Accra, Ghana Aug. 11-20. (view slideshow) This year, the...
Thanks to funding from the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale I received from the MacMillan Center, I had the amazing opportunity this summer to work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in...
In July, thanks to generous funding from the Robina Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) conducted the first of four trans-Atlantic teacher-...
The White-bellied Heron is a critically endangered heron species found only in Bhutan, Northeast India, and Myanmar. Fewer than 60 confirmed White-bellied Herons exist in the world today. While there...
Liana Wang, Yale College Class of 2020, is currently in Uganda working with Living Goods as part of the Market Solutions for Inclusive Societies class she is taking with Professor Bo Hopkins (see...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
A team of archaeologists — led by Yale Egyptologist John Darnell — has uncovered a “lost oasis” of archaeological activity in the eastern Egyptian desert of Elkab. The researchers from the Elkab...
In the office of an international conservation organization in Myanmar, the passionate staff are eager to show me a video from one of their camera traps. I watch in awe as a huge, grey, wrinkly...
Two years have passed since British voters decided—by a 52-48 margin—to leave the EU. More than 15 months have passed since the UK informed the EU of its intention to leave. More than a year has...
The Yale Medal is the highest honor presented by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), awarded annually to members of the Yale family for their individual service to the university. This year’s...
Teachers’ Seminar: The Civil War and Modern American Memory From June 10-24, 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Center hosted 25 college professors from 16 states for a weeklong seminar taught by GLC Director...
Harnessing the power of markets in the fight against poverty has been an area of much study and experimentation over the past 40 years. Increasingly, business innovators are using market-based...
Dr. Dori Laub, one of the founders of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, died on June 23 in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Laub and Laurel Vlock, a New Haven television producer, began...