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The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has given its Director’s Award to Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Lombard is a cultural...
Maile Speakman, an American Studies doctoral student ’22, wrote the following article about her return to Cuba as the Teaching Fellow for the “History and Culture of Cuba” course a decade later....
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, is pleased to announce the progress of its Modern Slavery Working Group...
Nigeria, one of the world’s most religious nations—where religious identity and religious freedom are considered of primary importance—continues to experience high levels of distrust between persons...
Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The...
In support of the diverse array of activities and opportunities related to Brazil available through Yale University’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, the Council on Latin American...
What has blackness historically meant in the Dominican Republic? And, what does it mean to be Dominican, both on the island and within the diaspora? These are two of the questions that Yale professor...
Rory Stewart, O.B.E., the member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border (the largest geographical constituency in England), author, senior diplomat, the founder of Turquoise Mountain, and a...
The capacity for communities, individuals, states and organizations to share and represent the past through artifacts, objects and in places is constantly and rapidly evolving. A symposium,...
Abbas Amanat, newly appointed as the William Graham Sumner Professor of History, is a historian of the modern Middle East, early modern and modern Iran, and Shi’ism and the Persianate world. Amanat...
Africa Salon, Yale’s contemporary African arts and culture festival, returns to New Haven Thursday-Saturday, April 5-8. The fourth annual Africa Salon festival will bring artists, poets,...
On Friday, March 23, the European Council of the EU, meeting in its Article 50 configuration—that is, without UK Prime Minister Theresa May—welcomed the agreement of EU and UK negotiators on parts of...
To no one’s surprise, on Sunday Vladimir Putin was reelected to a fourth term as president of Russia. Originally scheduled for March 11 but rescheduled last year to March 18 to coincide with the...
Scholars of twentieth-century European literature have long considered the importance of youth and youth culture within modernist literature. In a recent book, Professor Leslie Harkema seeks to bring...
The third installment of the Hellenic Studies Department’s dive into the Greek Seas through the lens of film was on the theme of the Mediterranean as refuge. The two films screened highlighted the...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history, was recently honored with the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Valued at €250,000, the award is given to...
Genevieve LeBaron and Kevin Bales, members of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group, joins Thomas Thurston to discuss forced labor and modern slavery.  Listen to their...
On Monday, February 26, the Hellenic Studies Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a presentation by Dimitri Gutas, Professor of Arabic and Graeco-Arabic, Yale University, on “Hellens, Romans,...
When he announced the Yale African Initiative (YAI) during his inaugural address in 2013, President Peter Salovey promised to “foster new directions in research on Africa, identify new partnerships...
On Sunday, Europe breathed a collective sigh of relief when the German Social Democratic Party announced its members had approved its coalition agreement with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic...
Sarah Chayes has spent her career examining how corruption can lead to terrorism, revolutions, environmental degradation and more. A senior fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law program of the...
President Salovey will visit Africa this month. Here is a look at the scholarship, research, and collaborations between Yale and partners across Africa. Link to full article
While Europe contemplated the stunning and troubling results in Sunday’s election in Italy, it could take some comfort in knowing there will soon be, more than four months after the September...
There was a time when Albert Laguna thought his father was the funniest man in the world. Until, that is, he began to research the topic of popular culture in Cuba for his recently published book...
Sarah Chayes, a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program and the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund...
On December 12, 2017, the Yale Art Gallery hosted a performance of Barikan, a ritual drama of Indonesia, using shadow puppets (wayang kulit - a dramatic form involving puppetry - derived from a...
True to Yale’s mission as a liberal arts university, every undergraduate student is required to gain proficiency in a new language before graduating. Although Yale offers over 50 languages ranging...
On February 16, the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center held a round-table discussion entitled “Rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.” The discussion...
How should we understand the history of democratic thought in the modern West? Is the story of democracy one of progress or hypocrisy? February 8 brought four scholars to the Whitney Humanities...
Manisha Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, joins Thomas Thurston to discuss the abolitionist movement. Professor Sinha’s book The Slave’s Cause...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...