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A wide view of the gallery with the Groundwater Earth exhibition
On view at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery from February 22–July 6, 2024, Groundwater Earth: The World Before and After the Tubewell uncovers the hidden narrative of the world’s largest...
Eckart Frahm
Eckart Frahm is one of the world’s foremost experts on the Assyrian Empire. He joined Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2002.
Two men ride a motorcycle through a puddle on a dirt road in Sierra Leone while holding a cooler full of vaccines.
Prof. Mushfiq Mobarak, faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) at the MacMillan Center, and his colleagues investigated what it takes to get the vaccine to...
Manuela Tahay presents her lecture dressed in the colorful and intricately woven clothes of Nahualá, Guatemala.
On February 14-15, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Yale MacMillan Center welcomed Manuela Tahay, a Maya K’iche’ scholar and language instructor from Nahualá,...
A group of Indian women are seated in a circle on the floor.
The leadership of Inclusion Economics, a joint program of the MacMillan Center and Economic Growth Center at Yale, asks, “What progress have Indian women made in the last ten years, and where should...
Photograph of a historic handwritten ledger related to slavery
The Yale & Slavery research project was led by David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale...
Jing Tsu
Jing Tsu, a cultural historian and literary scholar of modern China, was recently appointed the Jonathan D. Spence Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Literatures,...
Nana Osei Quarshie, Erika Valdivieso, Ian Turner, and Meryem Ezgi Yalçın
The award recognizes excellence in teaching in undergraduate programs and enables recipients to dedicate their summer to research. All four faculty members are affiliated with the MacMillan Center...
During a trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in central Kenya, Yale's Veronica Waweru noticed rows of shallow pits drilled into rock where she believes ancient people played a version of the game Mancala, a two-player, strategy-based board game still played across the world today. (Photos courtesy of Veronica Waweru)
Research by paleoanthropolgist Veronica Waweru, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies, demonstrates the power of drawing on local...
The Mexican Flag against a blue sky, with the COMEXUS and Yale CLAIS logos.
The Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, a program of the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), was established in 2016 with the aim of enhancing awareness...
Patricia Evangelista speaking in front of an image of her book "Some People Need Killing"
Award winning Filipino journalist Patricia Evangelista visited Yale as an Associate Research Scholar at the Council on Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) in the fall of 2023. Her appointment was timed...
A view of Luce Hall in the autumn and a photo of Melissa Brown Goodall
Melissa, many of us at Yale know you from your work at the Yale Office of Sustainability… What drew you to the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies? When I was with Yale...