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From April to July 1994, Rwanda was embroiled in genocide. Nearly one million people died during the Hutu-lead campaign against the Tutsis. The genocide came to an end when the Rwandan Patriotic...
The terrorism perpetuated by ISIS and other extremist groups reinforces the perception that Islam, a religion with more than 1 billion believers worldwide, has spread over the course of its 1,400-...
As political science professor David R. Cameron took the podium before his talk on the implications of Brexit Thursday afternoon, he paused to allow those expecting another David Cameron — the former...
The early 1990s were a magical time for Western nations. The Berlin Wall fell; the Soviet Union broke up peacefully into 15 constituent republics; Nelson Mandela walked free; and the First Gulf War...
This op-ed written by Ernesto Zedillo and Carlos M. Guttierrez appeared in The New York Times on Sept. 12, 2016. The United States and Mexico have a rich, shared history. For more than a century,...
Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale on Tuesday, September 20. His talk will start at 4:30 p.m. in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, and Henry R. Luce Director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, will teach Moral Foundations of...
Nick Frisch, a doctoral student in Yale’s East Asian Languages and Literatures department, is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s competitive William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission...
When assuming his appointment as Yale’s first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature in August 1843, Edward E. Salisbury urged his colleagues to be patient with him as he strived...
One fall evening in 1880, Russian painter Ilya Repin welcomed an unexpected visitor to his home: Lev Tolstoy. The renowned realists talked for hours, and Tolstoy turned his critical eye to the...
The punitive rhetoric underlying the warning about accessing torrent websites addresses only one axis of the debate. It would be more accurate to see piracy as a global pricing problem. Recent...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
In this book, Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores modernism as a source of both pride and anxiety...
Thanks to funding from the Scheidt Family Foundation, Eva Branson, a Class of 2018 history major in the Special Academic Program for Human Rights, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, to work with the...
Pericles Lewis, currently the founding president of Yale-NUS College, will assume the combined role of vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs in the fall of...
Greetings from Ghana! My name is Peter Suwondo, and I am a second-year MPH student concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology and global health. This summer I am working with a team of...
Joe’s research focuses on understanding consumer financial decision-making by analyzing large-scale transaction and personality data. This work involves partnering with banks, government departments...
Momentous. Seismic. Historic. The British vote to leave the European Union was all that and more. For the supporters of the Remain campaign and many in the EU, it is a catastrophic defeat, one that...
With funding from the South Asian Studies Travel Research Grant for Undergraduate Students, Harland Dahl, a Class of 2018 political science major with a global health concentration, traveled to New...
With funding from Tristan Perlroth Prize for Summer Foreign Travel, Edward Columbia, a Class of 2018 history major, traveled to Mangang Village, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, PRC, and is working at...
“Slavery is one of the most pressing societal problems of our time,” said Genevieve LeBaron, the Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center, grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era.  He recalls that people there could easily...
Jing Tsu, professor of East Asian languages and literatures and of comparative literature, and chair of the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center, was recently honored as a 2016...
A recent workshop on an extinct and very rarely studied language opened a “brand new door to fresh historical perspectives” for Yale graduate student Yuan Chen. Chen, who studies medieval Chinese...
On May 9th, scholars from across Yale assembled at the Greenberg Conference Center for the final session of a semester-long workshop series entitled “Contemplating the Rise of Asian Cities.”...
The Workshop in African Intellectual History opened on March 31 with Daniel Magaziner’s (Yale University) reflection on what historians can offer “to moments of great restiveness,” such as the...
President Peter Salovey hosted a visit by Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa on campus last week, where they were honored for their generous support to the Yale...
On May 12, the MacMillan Center hosted a celebration of Joseph C. Fox’s life with a tree planting on its grounds in honor of his centennial birthday. Mr. Fox (Yale ’38) is the founder of the Fox...
His American students often have little background about Africa, and his African students are frequently unstudied in history. But as they join together in Daniel Magaziner’s courses, both groups...
On May 6th and May 7th Yale hosted an international conference exploring the Conflict in the South China Sea. The successful event featured speakers from across the United States and around the world...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has given its Director’s Award to Ayesha Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature. The MacMillan...
On April 28, the MacMillan Center organized two panel discussions to mark the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Center. The first panel on “Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian...
From April 15-17, Yale hosted an international conference on the theme “Muslim Men: On Love, Nurturance, Care, and Fulfillment.” This conference, sponsored by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf...
It is worth asking this question because many people, including many Arabs, no longer think so. During 2011-12, the Arab Spring burst into the Middle East political scene like a shock of adrenaline...
Advanced Arabic Literary Reader is a truly representative collection of literary extracts from across the Arabic-speaking world. Extracts from each country in the Arab world have been carefully...
On April 6, 2016, the MacMillan Center hosted a roundtable discussion at Whitney Humanities Center with four Eastern European ambassadors to the United Nations: Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Former...
Money really can buy happiness when spending fits our personality, finds a pioneering “big data” study by Yale University Fox International Fellow and academics at the University of Cambridge based...
On April 6, the 22nd anniversary of the plane crash that triggered the three-month genocide in Rwanda in 1994, Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (ret.) delivered the Yale Genocide Studies Program Charles E....
On March 31, 2016, the MacMillan Center, Research Support Program on Intergovernmental Affairs and Québec Identity, and Québec/United States University Grant Program jointly sponsored a Symposium on...
Nabokov’s translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin (1964) and its accompanying Commentary, along with Ada, or Ardor (1969), his densely allusive late English language novel, have appeared...