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EU Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič announcing plan to ensure continued supply of medicines produced in the UK to Northern Ireland.
Today Lord David Frost, the British Cabinet Office Minister, and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, the co-chairs of the Joint Committee that oversees implementation of the EU-UK...
CIEG-UNAM, 3 December 2021
Collaboration across disciplinary and national borders has become more difficult than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, posing barriers to collective organizing and research efforts on important...
On December 2, the webinar “Justice from a Gender Perspective” was held with guest speaker Professor Arancha Garcia del Soto as a means of discussing experiences of women and ethnic minorities that...
President Putin in his video meeting Tuesday with President Biden.
On Tuesday, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for two hours by video conference—Biden in the White House Situation Room, Putin in his palatial residence in Sochi...
Valérie Pécresse last Saturday after her nomination to be the French Républicains’ candidate for president.
On April 10, French voters will go to the polls in the first round of the presidential election. When they do, they will find, in addition to President Emmanuel Macron, running for a second five-year...
Neela Saldanha has been appointed the executive director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies...
EU Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič speaking Wednesday to the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly about the EU-UK negotiation.
Today, Lord David Frost, the British Cabinet Office Minister, and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, the co-chairs of the Joint Committee that oversees implementation of the EU-UK...
German party leaders Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck (Greens), Olaf Scholz (SPD), and Christian Lindner (FDP) after concluding their coalition agreement, Berlin, November 24.
Last Wednesday, almost two months after the September election for the German Bundestag, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens, and Free Democrats (FDP) agreed to form a “traffic light” coalition...
Frances McCall Rosenbluth, a comparative political economist with a special interest in Japan, and a distinguished and beloved teacher and member of the Yale community, died Nov. 20 after a valiant...
Village View near Lalibela, Ethiopia. Photo by Adam Jones
The Genocide Studies Program (GSP) at Yale MacMillan convened a two-part webinar on “Responding to the Crisis in Northern Ethiopia” on Tuesday, November 16. More than 1,200 people attended the online...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the winners for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
Police water cannon firing at protesters in Brussels Sunday.
In Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Vienna, Zagreb and other cities across the EU, protesters were out in force this past weekend expressing their opposition to the new measures, ranging from partial...
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The following article written by David W. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale MacMillan,...
Lord David Frost arriving today for his meeting at the EU with Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič.
Today, Lord David Frost, the British Cabinet Office Minister, and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, the co-chairs of the Joint Committee that oversees implementation of the EU-UK...
Would-be migrants to the EU on the Belarus border with Poland earlier this week
On Monday, the foreign ministers of the EU member states, meeting as the Council on Foreign Affairs, approved new sanctions on Belarus and others involved in bringing thousands of Iraqis, Syrians,...
Christophe Jaffrelot
On November 10, the South Asian Studies Council at Yale MacMillan hosted Christophe Jaffrelot, researcher at CERI-Sciences Po and professor at King’s College, for a talk on the complicated reasons...
Marcia C. Inhorn
Yale Anthropology’s Marcia Inhorn, who is also the chair of the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale MacMillan, was recently named one of the most influential anthropologists by AcademicInfluence....
Margarita Levchuk, Belarusian opera star, and Maksimas Milta, E&RS MA Candidate, Yale University
Maksimas Milta, a student in the MA program in European and Russian Studies, wrote and hosted a 10-part series about Belarusian women who have become symbols of the recent freedom movement The TV...
European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič speaking after his meeting in London today with Lord David Frost.
Today, Lord David Frost, the British Cabinet Office Minister, and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, the co-chairs of the Joint Committee that oversees implementation of the EU-UK...
On November 2, James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology, and founder of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale MacMillan, traveled to Berlin to receive the A.SK...
Bokolmayo, Somalia Region, Ethiopia
On October 26, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at Yale MacMillan hosted Marshall Burke, associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science at...
The foundations of the field of Development Economics in the early postcolonial period synthesized knowledge and concerns of the Global North and Global South. What lessons can we continue to gather...
On November 12-13, Yale will host an international conference on decolonization (website). The conference celebrates a historic occasion—the 60 th anniversary of UN Resolution 1514, “Declaration on...
(Photo courtesy COP26/Flickr)
Representatives from nearly 200 countries are in Glasgow, Scotland this month for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, which aims to unite the international community in the...
British Cabinet Minister Lord David Frost and French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune at yesterday’s meeting in Paris to discuss fishing licenses.
Today, Lord David Frost, the British Minister for the Cabinet Office and co-chair of the Joint Committee that oversees implementation of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, met with EU Commission Vice...
Joshua Lam and Libby Lange
Widespread human rights abuses in Xinjiang, ranging from pervasive surveillance to forced internment in camps, have been widely documented by journalists, researchers, and members of the Uyghur...
On October 27, the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted award-winning visual artist Adejoke Aderonke Tugbiyele for a presentation and discussion on her recent work and its...
In a publicly accessible academic conference held Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, Yale researchers and other experts shared and grappled with initial discoveries about the university’s entanglements with...
CLAIS Chair, Claudia Valeggia, and Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, professor of anthropology.
The Yale Daily News published an article about current CLAIS Chair, Claudia Valeggia, and Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, professor of anthropology. Both professors have received a National Science...
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (CT D) spoke with Dr. Saad Omer, director, Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), on October 27, about the congressional response to the coronavirus pandemic and what...
The European Court of Justice, which on Wednesday ordered Poland to pay €1 million a day for failing to comply with an order.
On Wednesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, more commonly ECJ) ordered Poland to pay the EU Commission a daily penalty of €1 million for failing to comply with an order on July 14...
An account of the charges for building the new college, Connecticut Hall, through September 8, 1752.
For the past year, Yale scholars, librarians, New Haven community members, and student researchers have been digging through Yale’s own past for a deeper understanding of the university’s historical...
“The Greek Revolution and the Greek Diaspora in North America” was the title of the virtual conference honoring the bicentennial anniversary of the Greek Revolution, the struggle against the Ottoman...
The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) will take place November 7 through 14, and all the films are now searchable on the virtual catalogue. For the last 12 years, the Council of Latin...
Political scientist Andy Knight is working on a new book about the changing face of global governance and the transition to a new world order. Knight is writing the book as a Fulbright scholar and Canadian Studies Distinguished Chair in Area Studies at Yale University. (Photo: John Ulan)
The MacMillan Center’s Canadian Studies visiting chair and Fulbright scholar Andy Knight was recently featured in his local university’s publication, Folio.  He will use his time at Yale...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving at her 107th, and presumably last, meeting of the European Council in Brussels last Thursday.
Last Thursday, the leaders of the EU gathered in Brussels for a two-day meeting of the European Council to discuss a number of pressing issues—the continuing battle against Covid-19, the recent spike...
The following article written by Sushant Singh, the Henry Hart Rice Lecturer at the MacMillan Center, appeared in The Hindu on October 22: Beijing seems to have taken the Modi prescription of 2014,...
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking at the European Parliament yesterday as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (on the right) listens.
Yesterday the European Parliament was the latest venue in the war of words between the EU Commission and Poland that broke out after the October 7 decision of Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that...
A group of men that Nigerian police identified as Boko Haram extremist fighters. A new study suggests messages from trusted religious leaders can persuade people to welcome former members of the terrorist group back into their communities. (Photo AP/Jossy Ola)
Messages from trusted religious authorities can persuade people to reintegrate former Boko Haram fighters into the Nigerian communities terrorized by the violent extremist group for more than a...
Arkolakis is teaching a class on "The Economics of Space" (ECON 433) this semester.
Economists have long been interested in how space – or distance – affects economic activity between buyers and sellers, firms and workers, or global trading partners. But until recently, traditional...