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Baroness Emma Nicholson, member of the House of Lords and the Executive Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, recently gave the keynote address at the Migration and Human Safety...
April 27 marks the tenth anniversary of the naming of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. To celebrate its decade-long global engagement, more than...
The Genocide Studies Program at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been awarded funding from the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation. “...
This innovative reader offers both students and teachers of Modern Greek the pedagogical tools to utilize richly textured folktale material in a language class. Students can develop their linguistic...
University of Ghana conferred honorary degrees upon Yale Professors Ian Shapiro and Christopher Udry at a special congregation led by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, on...
The Yale Religious Freedom and Society Project’s work on issues of freedom and civil society and institutions in Christian and Muslim societies of Africa has been recognized by the Center for Early...
On March 17, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that “Daesh [also known as that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its...
“Our views of African-Chinese relations are at least fifteen years out of date.” Such was the motivating thought expressed by Professor Ian Shapiro (Yale University) at the opening of the Yale Africa...
How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–...
In the first in a series of conversations with Yale faculty members about the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews met with Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History, who teaches...
To integrate African, Chinese, and global perspectives, Yale University has partnered with leading business schools in Africa and China to host a series of high-profile conferences on China’s impact...
Professor De La O’s book provides a theory and evidence to explain the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program (the most prominent type of antipoverty...
“Africa Salon,” Yale University’s annual festival of contemporary African arts and culture, returns to campus March 28 through April 3. Organized by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...
On March 2 the MacMillan Center welcomed former Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev. The Ambassador, who is at Yale as a Visiting Fellow, was joined by professors Thomas Graham...
As the turmoil in the Middle East worsens, the fate of the Palestinians seems to have been put on the diplomatic back burner. Indeed, the two-state solution has been on life-support since Israel’s...
Last night 80 graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty packed inside the second floor of the MacMillan Center for a special Super Tuesday election event.  Many of the attendees traded...
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet also seemingly intractable. This book offers novel insights on this contemporary challenge, drawing together the state-of-the-...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale announces that it will guarantee an international research fellowship to all Ph.D. students in the humanities and...
The story of American abolitionism is often told in a way that discounts the significance of slave resistance in the antislavery movement and is unnecessarily divided along racial lines, historian...
After 30 hours of non-stop negotiation last Thursday and Friday, the 27 other heads of state and government of the European Union and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on the terms of a “...
The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa shows that unelected traditional leaders can facilitate democratic responsiveness. Ironically, chiefs’ undemocratic character gives them a...
Colin Coleman, a former anti-apartheid activist who is the head of Goldman Sachs Sub Saharan Africa, recently visited the MacMillan Center and met with a variety of students, faculty, and visiting...
In their desperate quest for conception, thousands of infertile couples from around the world travel to the global in vitro fertilization (IVF) hub of Dubai. In Cosmopolitan Conceptions, Marcia C....
The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka written by Paul North, a professor in the department of Germanic Languages & Literature at Yale and a member of...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale, and Henry R. Luce Director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, will teach Moral...
Jason Lyall is an associate professor of political science at Yale University and Director of the Political Violence FieldLab at the MacMillan Center. His research focuses on the dynamics of...
In the latest political backlash to the migration of more than one million refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries, Denmark passed legislation yesterday to confiscate asylum seekers’...
Tariq Thachil has been named the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science, and will be promoted to the Strauss Associate Professor of Political Science in July. He is a member of...
Russia has been a major force in the world’s oil market since the Soviet era. Last year, it ranked third behind the United States and Saudi Arabia in oil production, according to the U.S. Energy...
The Fox International Fellowship at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has expanded to include partner universities in Singapore, Canada, Australia, and...
Kishwar Rizvi, drawing on the multifaceted history of the Middle East, offers an illustrated analysis of the role of transnational mosques in the construction of contemporary Muslim identity....
The celebration accompanying Paris’ last minute breakthrough is understandable. For the first time, 195 developed and developing countries have put forward commitments to climate action through “...
Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will give a series of three talks in November on “The...
Ada Ferrer, professor of history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “Freedom’s...
Deborah Bräutigam, a leading expert on China in Africa and the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at John Hopkins University, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund...
Catherine Panter-Brick, professor of anthropology, health, and global affairs, and Director of the Program on Conflict, Resilience, and Health at the MacMillan Center is the co-editor of the newly...
“Pig-Out: Hogs and Humans in Global and Historical Context,” an international conference being hosted by the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies Oct. 16-18, will examine the role of pigs in human...
Two Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Tariq Thachil, assistant professor of political science, was...
To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, Yale University’s Council on East Asian Studies and the National Committee on U.S.-...
Representatives from some of the world’s largest development, aid, and relief agencies will convene at Yale for a campus-wide working session to address the global child refugee crisis. The event...