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In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, health authorities advised against the use of masks by the public, concerned about diverting supplies from healthcare workers and creating a false sense...
Jacqueline Jung, professor of history of art, and Daniel Mattingly, assistant professor of political science, have been awarded international book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...
On September 26, German voters will go to the polls to elect a new Bundestag to replace the one elected four years ago. Over the past week, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has moved into...
Ellen Nye is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. Her submission, “The World in a Dish: The Thanksgiving turkey is a beast of no nation,” appeared in The Economist’...
With record-breaking heat waves gripping many regions of the U.S. and unprecedented floods wreaking havoc from China to Germany, the existential threat of climate change has once again risen to the...
Today’s debates about economic policy often center on national prosperity. A stimulus bill will jumpstart the nation’s economy. Infrastructure investments will boost the gross domestic product. Tax...
The American withdrawal from Afghanistan has been chaotic and contentious. Yet the very messiness of events in Kabul has effectively obscured important questions about civilian protection needs after...
Indian states are deploying a new policy tool that shows potential to reduce their high air-pollution levels, which are estimated to have caused nearly 1.7 million deaths, or 18% of all Indian...
Hoping to win a Liberal majority in the House of Commons, on August 15 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked the Governor General, Mary Simon, to dissolve Parliament and call a new election on...
The following commentary written by Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religion, appeared in the New Haven Register on August 19: I’m no expert on Afghanistan, but I do...
In the October 2015 election in Poland, Law and Justice (PiS), the conservative and nationalist party headed by Jarosław Kaczyński, won 38 percent of the vote and a wafer-thin majority in the Sejm,...
Machu Picchu, the famous 15th-century Inca site in southern Peru, is up to several decades older than previously thought, according to a new study led by Yale archaeologist Richard Burger. Burger...
For a brief period in 2015, the plight of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East seized the world’s attention. The media covered droves of desperate people crossing the Mediterranean in...
The following article written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science, appeared in The Strategist on August 5: As I write this, China is building 100 new missile silos and...
In its Summer Interim Economic Forecast, issued in early July, the EU Commission estimated the European economy would rebound faster this year than it had anticipated in its Spring Forecast two...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the finalists for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for...
The new Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Yale University will give one $30,000 award for a Brazilian scholar to spend one academic semester per year...
Heidi McAnnally-Linz has been appointed deputy director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. She will help guide the Center’s overall strategy and...
According to a new study co-authored by Yale’s Mushfiq Mobarak and Saad Omer, COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is significantly higher in low- and middle-income countries than wealthy ones. The results...
Last Wednesday, the British government issued a Command Paper on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. The paper, 22 single-spaced pages in length...
As Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union states, the rule of law is one of the fundamental principles and values upon which the EU was founded. Yesterday, the EU Commission issued its second...
Yale’s Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore and coauthor Simone Schaner use survey data to show that reliance on a digital registration process means that women and the poor have less access...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University is pleased to announce the publication of Fighting Modern Slavery and Human...
Yale University and 150 other colleges and universities nationwide have joined an amicus brief  supporting a program that allows international students to gain work experience outside the classroom...
Last July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a €750 billion recovery plan, proposed at their request by the Commission, to assist...
Giving women in India’s Madhya Pradesh state greater digital control over their wages encouraged them to enter the labor force and liberalized their beliefs about working women, concluded a new...
At the G7 meeting in Cornwall last month, the other leaders sternly advised Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to violate the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland contained in the 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal...
Last Thursday and Friday, the European Council, consisting of the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, met in Brussels and discussed a number of pressing issues—the current...
Each year, the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University awards its Book Prize to the work that offers the best exploration of Canadian history and succeeds in making Canadian...
To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with each other or migrate to...
Judging from the press commentaries, one might think the G7 leaders met in Cornwall last week primarily to urge British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cooperate with the EU in resolving the...
In his new book, The Spirit of Green: The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World, William Nordhaus says there’s a better way to frame the challenges posed by global warming...
Over recent months, the news about COVID-19 has been mostly positive in the U.S. The number of Americans who have gotten vaccinated continues to rise and as a result, the number of COVID cases, as...
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the UNHCR (United Nations...
History is continually revised, driven by new evidence and present-day imperatives, says historian David W. Blight in the June 9 issue of The New Yorker: Once again, Americans find themselves at war...
On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a ruling in regard to the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme (PSPP) that sent shock waves through the EU. In...
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, joined the Yale Institute for Global Health to discuss the status of COVID-19 and its variants around the world and...
In 2016, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center launched a three-year international teachers’ workshop series, in which teachers from...
On Sunday, voters in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt went to the polls to elect a new Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly. The last of several state elections this year prior to the September...
On May 6, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted a panel discussion titled “Learning from Lived Experience: Survivor...