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William Nordhaus calls for a Climate Club of nations that agree to cut emissions—and sanction non-members as reported in Bloomberg Businessweek on January 29. Ever heard of the Climate Club? It has...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny, the foremost opposition activist in Russia and perpetual thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin, returned to Moscow from Berlin after having been treated for,...
Ambassador (Ret.) Luis C. deBaca, Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, will receive the William...
Though Fox International Fellows hail from different countries, represent a diversity of backgrounds, and embark on the Fellowship with distinct projects and goals, we all clearly share something in...
During the COVID-19 pandemic people across the world have adopted increasingly digital lifestyles. They stream movies, attend Zoom meetings, and sweat through online exercise classes. Many of them,...
The short documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience won the Best Documentary Short jury award at the Raw Science Film Festival. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team...
The following article written by Catherine Panter-Brick appeared in the Journal of Refugee Studies on January 25. According to the abstract, “It examines how notions of solidarity, social justice,...
One of President Biden’s first actions in the Oval Office was to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement.  Global environmental legal expert  Sue Biniaz and global environmental governance...
On Saturday, the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected a new leader, Armin Laschet, the minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia. Whether he will be the chancellor candidate of the CDU...
Ideas of India is a new podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel India forward. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, ...
The 2011 Arab Spring set both Tunisia and Egypt on a course toward democratization, but their trajectories soon diverged.  Tunisian political elites have since cooperated in passing a constitution,...
A Yale team’s research into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on India’s most vulnerable populations, including urban laborers who lost their jobs and returned to the countryside, is providing...
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has said he believes President Donald Trump will pardon himself before leaving office. But he told BBC World News that...
On December 9, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences co-hosted “Steps Toward International Climate Governance...
Sophia Dawkins, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, wrote the following commentary that appeared in Political Violence At A Glance on January 5. When the WHO declared a pandemic last March, UN...
With time running out for an agreement on their future relationship that could be approved in time for it to take effect at midnight in Brussels—11 p.m. in London—on December 31, when the UK would...
The prospects of the inevitable end of the Bhumibol era loomed large over 21st century Thailand. Events have now taken their course, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned. The new King is...
The following article written by Margaret Hedeman appeared in the Yale Daily News on November 18. From his home in Hamden, CT, Director of Hellenic Studies George Syrimis spoke to over 50 women...
At midnight on December 31, the UK will leave the EU’s internal market and customs union, with or without an agreement regarding their future relationship. If an agreement is to take effect at that...
The following article written by Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, appeared in today’s Slate: President-elect Joe Biden is already showing that he is serious...
On Sunday morning, after the EU and UK had made some progress in resolving one of the most difficult issues in the negotiation of their future relationship—how to maintain a level playing field for...
In the following article that appears in today’s Literary Hub, Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Yale University, considers the historical ripples of...
Finally, after two telephone calls between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, a three-hour dinner in Brussels last Wednesday, and another...
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Albert O....
Thomas Thurston talks with J’Nese Williams about her project “Race, Place, and Expertise: Working in the St. Vincent Botanic Garden, 1765-1822” as part of Slavery and Its Legacies, a podcast by the...
In July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, approved a €750 billion recovery plan, labeled Next Generation EU, and the Commission’s proposed €...
Yale University has launched a campus-wide initiative that will unite institutional leadership and academic experts across the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, professional schools,...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has named Sophie White as the 2020 winner of its 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize for “Voices of the Enslaved:...
On November 19, the EU-UK negotiation of an agreement on their relationship after the UK leaves the EU’s internal market and customs union at midnight on December 31 was interrupted when Michel...
On November 20, Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and Universidad Nacional...
In July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, approved a €750 billion recovery plan, labeled Next Generation EU, and the Commission’s proposed €...
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor of Anthropology, has received the John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences, which is given by the American Association for the Advancement of...
Yale University holds a wide array of images from the Middle East across its encyclopedic collections. The Visual Resources of the Middle East (VRME) project was created with the assistance of the...
In March, the EU and the UK began negotiating an agreement on their future relationship that would take effect at midnight on December 31 when the UK would, with the conclusion of the transition...
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Author Manuel Barcia and David Blight, Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center...
Repairing the damage to international cooperation will be a work of patience, diplomatic craftsmanship and the slow recovery of mutual trust. And it cannot be done by America alone. The following...
Fueled by endless cups of coffee, French author Honoré de Balzac produced more than 90 novels and short stories peopled by 2,400-plus characters during his lifetime (1799-1850). “Balzac’s Lives...
Yesterday the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting via video conference as the European Council, discussed, as they had last month, the EU’s response to the Covid pandemic....
When Joe Biden assumes the presidency on Jan. 20, he will lead a deeply polarized nation facing historic challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, with more than 11 million U.S. cases...
Jurados/Jury: Bea Gallardo, Víctor Gaviria, Cynthia Sabat. Categoría Largometraje de Ficción/ Feature Fiction Films Category MEJOR PELÍCULA -BEST FEATURE FILM Malpaso, de Héctor Valdez (República...