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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...
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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,...
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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...
Locals express their support for Ukraine at a rally in Southport, Conn. Photo by Ulyana Yosypiv
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...
Malinowski family in Oberbozen (South Tyrol) in 1923
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...
A demonstrator holds an EU flag with a Crimean Tatar symbol in its center, Kyiv, Nov. 29, 2013. PHOTO: SERGEI CHUZAVKOV/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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...
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to the Russian people this morning as the invasion of Ukraine began.
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....
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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...
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In 2017 and 2018, researchers evaluated a pilot program to improve early childhood development and education in two rural districts in Ghana. The results were promising, including marked gains in...
The European Court of Justice, which on Wednesday rejected Hungary and Poland’s request to annul the EU’s rule-of-law conditionality regulation.
The attention of the EU and its citizens has, quite understandably, been focused in recent weeks on the buildup of Russian troops and equipment near its border and that of Belarus with Ukraine. But...
Executive Summary Fathers are agents of change, influencing family dynamics, wellbeing, and collective social action across generations. Concrete examples of community-level interventions...
The Spring 2022 Gender and Policy Forum kicked off on Friday, February 11, with its first session titled “Women and Development: Empowering Individuals, Building Communities.” The Forum is a working...
From left: Ed Hendrickson, Akua Agyei-Boateng, and Charlotte Bednarski
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, a group of African Studies MA students decided it was the perfect time to launch a podcast featuring conversations and stories by the students of African Studies....
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron at their meeting in Moscow on Monday.
As the buildup of Russian military forces in Belarus continued in preparation for the 10-day Allied Resolve 2022 joint military exercise that began yesterday, and as fears continued to mount that...
The MacMillan Center congratulates Jing Tsu, John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature, whose book Kingdom of Characters: The Language...
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On Tuesday, the Yale MacMillan Center hosted the first event of its 10th refugee program seminar series, titled “What Is Home? Stories of Belonging from the New Syrian Diaspora.”  The seminar series...
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed Ukraine situation in phone calls last Friday and again on Monday.
As Russia continued to send troops, tanks and other equipment toward its border and that of Belarus with Ukraine, and the U.S. and its NATO allies continued to warn Russia of the severe consequences...
Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Studies & Comparative Literature at Yale University, will contribute to coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on NBC...
Today is the first day of Lunarfest, Yale-China’s annual Lunar New Year celebration. Family-friendly activities and events are planned all month, including community conversations, film screenings,...
Rohit De
Rohit De was recently interviewed by NewsClick on India’s 73rd Republic Day. The interview covers India’s Constitution, its federal structure, secularism, the right to dissent and the...
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after their meeting last Tuesday in Moscow.
The talks, prompted by the buildup of more than 100,000 Russian troops accompanied by tanks, artillery and other equipment near the Ukraine border, which began two weeks ago in Geneva between the U.S...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for the...
Consolidating farms in low-income countries like India, where the average farm is less than three acres, would significantly boost economic growth and reduce poverty, according to a study coauthored...
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after their meeting Tuesday in Moscow.
After a week of intensive discussions that began with a working dinner last Sunday and an eight-hour meeting last Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and Russian Deputy...
The Gender and Policy Forum is an initiative between Yale’s Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center and LAIGN. It will be led by an executive committee of scholars...
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov before Monday’s meeting in Geneva.
On Sunday evening, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov had a working dinner in Geneva in the first of several discussions this week...
Josh Mentanko
The following article written by Josh Mentanko, assistant program director of the Councils of European and Latin American Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center, appeared in the Made by History section...
Jonathan Spence
Jonathan Spence ’65 Ph.D., Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, whose scholarship shaped the field of China studies for half a century, died Dec. 25 at home in West Haven, Connecticut of...
President Biden discussing Ukraine and next week’s talks with President Putin last Thursday from Wilmington.
Next week, three separate-but-linked negotiations involving the U.S., NATO, and Russia, with Ukraine in the wings, will get underway in a multilateral effort to resolve the crisis created by the  ...
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, which the EU Commission has charged with violating EU law in two decisions last year.
It was hard to imagine the long-running dispute between the EU and Poland over the rule of law could get much worse than it already was, what with the Article 7 Rule of Law procedure the EU triggered...
Russian President Vladimir Putin and General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, at the Ministry of Defense yesterday.
Last Wednesday, following up on the two-hour video call on December 7 between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Foreign Ministry gave the U.S. a draft treaty between...