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While Europe contemplated the stunning and troubling results in Sunday’s election in Italy, it could take some comfort in knowing there will soon be, more than four months after the September...
There was a time when Albert Laguna thought his father was the funniest man in the world. Until, that is, he began to research the topic of popular culture in Cuba for his recently published book...
Sarah Chayes, a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program and the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund...
On December 12, 2017, the Yale Art Gallery hosted a performance of Barikan, a ritual drama of Indonesia, using shadow puppets (wayang kulit - a dramatic form involving puppetry - derived from a...
True to Yale’s mission as a liberal arts university, every undergraduate student is required to gain proficiency in a new language before graduating. Although Yale offers over 50 languages ranging...
On February 16, the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center held a round-table discussion entitled “Rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.” The discussion...
How should we understand the history of democratic thought in the modern West? Is the story of democracy one of progress or hypocrisy? February 8 brought four scholars to the Whitney Humanities...
Manisha Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, joins Thomas Thurston to discuss the abolitionist movement. Professor Sinha’s book The Slave’s Cause...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding last Friday with a panel discussion on the life...
Nearly everyone has been pestered by a housefly — a dilemma easily solved with the quick deployment of a flyswatter. However, not all species of flies are so harmless or so easily dispatched.  In...
On February 22-23, 2018, Yale will host a conference entitled “Rock(ing) Regimes” featuring Russian, Polish and Czech films. It will look at the effect rock music had on the collapse of the regimes...
Elisabeth Jean Wood, newly named as the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment, focuses her research on political violence, particularly sexual violence during war; the emergence...
Amid a world-wide refugee crisis, the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center held a colloquium with Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, the co-creators of The New York Times comic...
Get creative about data. Be resilient when the electricity cuts out or a supplier doesn’t deliver. These are two pieces of advice for doing business in developing countries from Hakeem Belo-Osagie, a...
David W. Blight, a professor of history at Yale and chair of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, is the author of the forthcoming...
As part of the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs, foreign policy consultant William R. Polk gave a series of three talks under the theme “America Confronts the Post-Imperial World.” Polk is...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history, was recently honored with the 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Mikhail was one of eight researchers selected...
Updated on February 14 at 2pm. Last Wednesday, more than four months after the Sept. 24, 2017 election, after a failed attempt by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister...
Yale students and members of the wider community will have the opportunity to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a different lens Feb. 8-9, when Israeli-Palestinian columnist, author,...
Musicians gathered in a circle, prisoners of love, a princely entourage, a Sufi dervish, gryphons and bullbuls, and a history of the world. These are just some of the diverse topics covered in the...
The story of China’s last century has been one of growth, of strife, of soul-searching and transformation. Cities are both the engines and the manifestations of China’s ongoing metamorphosis,...
The Yale Macmillan Center, Carnegie Corporation and Films at the Whitney resumed their “Red Century: The Russian Revolution on Film” screenings this semester with a showing of Alexandr Askoldov’s...
Veronica Waweru, a lecturer in Yale’s MacMillan Center, gave a talk at Luce Hall on Thursday on the lack of understanding among locals in Kenya about research taking place in their own communities....
Nahid Siamdoust, a postdoctoral associate of Iranian studies at the MacMillan Center and the author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran, wrote the following Opinion article...
In February of 2011, religious leaders from across Africa met in Accra, Ghana, to discuss their dual roles as people of faith and members of civil society. They sought to reconcile their beliefs with...
When Yale President Peter Salovey announced the Yale Africa Initiative in 2013, he inspired several Yale students from the continent to work toward achieving his goal of “bringing Africa to Yale and...
William R. Polk, a veteran foreign policy consultant, and author, will give a series of three lectures in February on “America Confronts the Post-Imperial World” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures...
A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in the program, it decreased levels of...
“Popular Music & Society in Iran: New Directions,” a two-day symposium highlighting the social and political significance of music in Iran, will take place at the MacMillan Center on January 26-...
Last Monday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker were about to announce at a press conference in Brussels that the EU and UK negotiators had...
In 2013 the University of Leiden’s announcement of its yearlong celebration of 400 years of Arabic studies in the Netherlands caught Roberta Dougherty’s attention. As the librarian for Middle East...
After the Catalan parliament voted to constitute a republic as an independent state on October 27, the Spanish Senate authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to take whatever...
On November 16, Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Baëta-Grau Professor of Contemporary African Christianity and Pentecostal Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, Ghana, gave a talk titled “...
On December 8, the Program in Iranian Studies at the MacMillan Center sponsored a panel discussion titled “Iran: Generational change, internal politics & foreign policy.” The panelists were...
The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (Simon & Schuster, 2017), a new book by Yale Law professors OonaHathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of...
In the early hours of November 3 a rich assortment of scholars, journalists, students, and community members gathered at the MacMillan Center for the annual conference sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman...
John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago,...
Lisa Qian, a Yale University undergraduate studying economics, human rights, and Southeast Asia, is currently interning with Friends of the National parks Foundation in Ubud. She wrote the following...
At a time when Europe faces a host of challenges, ranging from the bogged-down Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the evident need to reform the design and...
The rise of ISIS since 2013 has heavily impacted religious minorities across Iraq and Syria. ISIS’s rapid spread across Northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 resulted in the displacement of over 800,...