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The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has announced the expansion of its Russian Studies program into the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian...
Do you think you could recognize 140 of your closest friends? What about 140 strangers? This was the challenge I faced when I began my summer research at the Trentham Monkey Forest, in Stoke-on-Trent...
A new Yale-based research initiative is developing the science needed to scale-up promising anti-poverty programs so that they can benefit the greatest number of people. The Yale Research Initiative...
On July 29, 2018, another parliamentary election was held in Cambodia. When the commune elections had been held on June 4, 2017, they were followed by complaints and recounts, but the official...
On August 8, the EU’s European Stability Mechanism disbursed a €15 billion tranche from its €86 billion three-year program of financial assistance for Greece and on August 20 concluded the program,...
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS), a flagship program of the Yale Africa Initiative, held sessions in Kigali, Rwanda July 29-Aug. 7, and in Accra, Ghana Aug. 11-20. (view slideshow) This year, the...
Thanks to funding from the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale I received from the MacMillan Center, I had the amazing opportunity this summer to work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in...
In July, thanks to generous funding from the Robina Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) conducted the first of four trans-Atlantic teacher-...
The White-bellied Heron is a critically endangered heron species found only in Bhutan, Northeast India, and Myanmar. Fewer than 60 confirmed White-bellied Herons exist in the world today. While there...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
Liana Wang, Yale College Class of 2020, is currently in Uganda working with Living Goods as part of the Market Solutions for Inclusive Societies class she is taking with Professor Bo Hopkins (see...
A team of archaeologists — led by Yale Egyptologist John Darnell — has uncovered a “lost oasis” of archaeological activity in the eastern Egyptian desert of Elkab. The researchers from the Elkab...
In the office of an international conservation organization in Myanmar, the passionate staff are eager to show me a video from one of their camera traps. I watch in awe as a huge, grey, wrinkly...
Two years have passed since British voters decided—by a 52-48 margin—to leave the EU. More than 15 months have passed since the UK informed the EU of its intention to leave. More than a year has...
The Yale Medal is the highest honor presented by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), awarded annually to members of the Yale family for their individual service to the university. This year’s...
Teachers’ Seminar: The Civil War and Modern American Memory From June 10-24, 2018, the Gilder Lehrman Center hosted 25 college professors from 16 states for a weeklong seminar taught by GLC Director...
Harnessing the power of markets in the fight against poverty has been an area of much study and experimentation over the past 40 years. Increasingly, business innovators are using market-based...
Dr. Dori Laub, one of the founders of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, died on June 23 in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Laub and Laurel Vlock, a New Haven television producer, began...
Even ancient Babylonian chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes of stews filled with savory meats, herbaceous herbs, and earthy...
When Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology and a core faculty member of the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, received a call from Homeland Security with a request to come to...
The Gilder Lehrman Center (GLC) for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center is hosting its fourth “Exploring Justice” program for high school students from New Haven...
Humans have competitors in their ability to befoul the world’s waterways: Hippos clog Africa’s Mara River with tons of their oxygen-eating, fish-killing feces, a new Yale University-led study has...
On Friday, June 1, after nearly three months of negotiation between Italy’s Five Star Movement and the Lega (formerly the Northern League) following the March 4 election, a new government headed by...
It was a long-standing curiosity about museums — one that was piqued during a fellowship as a Yale undergraduate — that sparked Denise Y. Ho’s desire to write her new book, “Curating Revolution:...
On April 23, the MacMillan Center hosted Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser for his talk, “Studying Transatlantic Populism: State of the Art and Avenues for Further Research.” An Associate Professor at the...
The digital world is not just changing our social interactions but the accessibility and impact of historical research as well. The Study of Slavery and Abolition in the Digital Age, held on May 4th...
April 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, the regime that is responsible for the genocide that in four years took the lives of over 1.5...
On April 21, the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) and Cornell Indonesia Association (CIA) co-hosted a one-day event to explore interdisciplinary research into the Indonesian diaspora, as well as other...
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics...
Yale will celebrate its 317th Commencement with three days of activities Saturday-Monday, May 19-21. The weekend will be filled with traditional rites and ceremonies, including a Baccalaureate...
Yale University’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted 2018’s Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars between Friday, May 11 and Sunday, May 13.  Nahuatl is the language of the...
President Peter Salovey spoke on behalf of all international universities at a ceremony in Beijing on May 4, celebrating the 120th anniversary of China’s Peking University (PKU).  Founded as the...
On May 7, the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center and the Ministry of Education of Brazil co-sponsored a conference titled, “Brazilian Studies in the United States...
Professors Ian Shapiro (Yale University) and Adam Tooze (Columbia University) recently collaborated on a new edited book titled, Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Together with...
Over the course of the semester, the graduate History of Art seminar “Museum and Nation” has focused on the role of museums in generating national identity in the United Arab Emirates. Since January...
On May 5, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted the “Building Bridges Beyond Disciplines: Graduate Students’ Research on Cuba” conference as a part of its...
In his 10 years at Yale, Doug Rogers—associate professor of anthropology—has published two award-winning books, a dozen journal articles, and eight book chapters, including several Russian-...
Yale’s mission statement is to “[improve] the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.” There are many ways that...
On Saturday, April 21, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies held its second Graduate & Professional Student Conference. The conference was coordinated by Reinaldo Funes Monzote, a...
On April 5, the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion with James Ceaser, William Kristol, Eliana Johnson, and Ross Douthat on “...