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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing the snap election, Ottawa, August 15.
Hoping to win a Liberal majority in the Canadian House of Commons, on August 15 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked the Governor General, Mary Simon, to dissolve Parliament and call a new election on...
From left: Helen Hagan, George William Stanley Ish, John Edward West Thompson, Charles McLinn, Thomas Nelson Baker, and Jefferson G. Ish Jr.
When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands seemed to glide over the...
Saad Omer Saad Omer (Photo by Dan Renzetti)
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on...
Community members consult with paper co-authors in Janaury 2020 on land use changes and emergent hazards in Dolakha, Nepal.
Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total...
United Russia party leaders celebrating Sunday evening after the Duma election.
On Friday, Russian voters went to the polls in the first of three days of voting to elect a new State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Federal Assembly. The election, conducted over three days...
The Oral History Center (OHC) of The Bancroft Library at University of California at Berkeley has announced the release of the Yale Agrarian Studies Oral History Project, a two-part series featuring...
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin after agreeing on programs for Union State, Moscow, September 9.
Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met in Moscow and agreed on more than two dozen programs for the Union State  the two countries created...
Nicholas Ryan
India’s power sector began a transformation in the 2000s, as tens of millions of new customers connected to the grid. The government opened up new market institutions to supply these citizens...
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An unprecedented consortium of more than 25 international, U.S., and Caribbean organizations, including the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health at Yale School of Public Health, the Council on...
Naysan Adlparvar
On September 9, the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) at the MacMillan Center hosted Naysan Adlparvar for a talk on the future of Afghanistan after the United States withdrawal in September 2021...
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Yale historian David Blight visited Richmond, Virginia, often in the late 1990s while researching the Civil War’s effect on American memory. When not sifting through archives, he’d jog along the...
Sterling Professor of History David Blight and President Peter Salovey
David Blight, the Sterling Professor of History who served as an advisor to the team of curators at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and President Peter Salovey discuss commemorating tremendous loss,...