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EU Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič announcing the Commission’s proposals for Northern Ireland yesterday.
On Tuesday, in a speech delivered to diplomats at the UK embassy in Lisbon, Lord David Frost, the UK Minister for the Cabinet Office, called for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, raised...
Espín-Sánchez is one of the organizers of the Program in Economic History, an activity of the Economic Growth Center.
Auction-based water markets, which distribute the greatest amount of water to the highest bidders, have been lauded for their ability to meet demand efficiently. Amid increasing threats of water...
Alan Mikhail, Chace Family Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History
The following op-ed written by Alan Mikhail, Chace Family Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, appears in today’s Los Angeles Times: In all that has been written about...
Christine Ngaruiya, MD, MSc, DTM&H, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She is a co-founding member of the Yale Network for Global Non-...
Demonstrators in Warsaw yesterday protesting the Constitutional Tribunal’s decision last Thursday.
After all of the infringement procedures initiated by the EU in response to Polish legislation involving its courts, after the long and still-unresolved dispute between the EU and Poland over the...
(Nora Krug)
The following Op-Ed written by Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, appeared in the Los Angeles Times on October 3: It was one of those uncanny nights when everything blurs and then...
The official results of the parliamentary elections in Germany have been published. The Social Democrats won the victory in the Bundestag elections. They have already refused to go into coalition...
Salma Mousa
On September 16, the Council on Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) hosted Salma Mousa, assistant professor of political science at Yale and a scholar of migration, conflict, and social cohesion, for a...
The Latin American Interdisciplinary Gender Network (LAIGN) is delighted to announce the formation of a new working group dedicated to bringing together policymakers and academics who work on gender-...
The European Council at its informal meeting at Brdo Castle in Slovenia, Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday, the European Council, which consists of the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, met for an informal working dinner in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia to discuss the role of...
Protesters rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 9, 2021 - From Wiki Commons, courtesy  Voice of America
On September 22, the Council on Southeast Asia Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel discussion on events since the February 2021 coup in Myanmar. Featuring four speakers, the panel was...
Dan Jørgensen, right, and Daniel Esty discuss Denmark's successes in a clean energy transition and the potential for the U.S. to make similar changes.
Despite a small carbon footprint, Denmark is an innovator in the environmental realm. Dan Jørgensen, the country’s minister for climate, energy, and utilities, recently visited Yale School of the...
President Masisi’s visit to Yale (pictured left to right: Yale’s Eddie Mandhry, President Peter Salovey, President Masisi, and YSE Dean Indy Burke).
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana visited Yale on September 22 to meet with Yale President Peter Salovey, sign a partnership agreement to advance sustainable natural resource...
SPD leader Olaf Scholz greeting celebrating party members Sunday evening.
On Sunday, German voters went to the polls to elect a new Bundestag to replace the one elected four years ago. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), led by Olaf Scholz, the Minister of...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing the snap election, Ottawa, August 15.
Hoping to win a Liberal majority in the Canadian House of Commons, on August 15 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked the Governor General, Mary Simon, to dissolve Parliament and call a new election on...
From left: Helen Hagan, George William Stanley Ish, John Edward West Thompson, Charles McLinn, Thomas Nelson Baker, and Jefferson G. Ish Jr.
When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands seemed to glide over the...
Saad Omer Saad Omer (Photo by Dan Renzetti)
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on...
Community members consult with paper co-authors in Janaury 2020 on land use changes and emergent hazards in Dolakha, Nepal.
Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total...
United Russia party leaders celebrating Sunday evening after the Duma election.
On Friday, Russian voters went to the polls in the first of three days of voting to elect a new State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Federal Assembly. The election, conducted over three days...
The Oral History Center (OHC) of The Bancroft Library at University of California at Berkeley has announced the release of the Yale Agrarian Studies Oral History Project, a two-part series featuring...
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin after agreeing on programs for Union State, Moscow, September 9.
Last Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met in Moscow and agreed on more than two dozen programs for the Union State  the two countries created...
Nicholas Ryan
India’s power sector began a transformation in the 2000s, as tens of millions of new customers connected to the grid. The government opened up new market institutions to supply these citizens...
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An unprecedented consortium of more than 25 international, U.S., and Caribbean organizations, including the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health at Yale School of Public Health, the Council on...
Naysan Adlparvar
On September 9, the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) at the MacMillan Center hosted Naysan Adlparvar for a talk on the future of Afghanistan after the United States withdrawal in September 2021...
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Yale historian David Blight visited Richmond, Virginia, often in the late 1990s while researching the Civil War’s effect on American memory. When not sifting through archives, he’d jog along the...
Sterling Professor of History David Blight and President Peter Salovey
David Blight, the Sterling Professor of History who served as an advisor to the team of curators at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and President Peter Salovey discuss commemorating tremendous loss,...
The Polish Supreme Court – focus of the dispute between the EU and Poland.The Polish Supreme Court – focus of the dispute between the EU and Poland.
On Tuesday, the European Commission took two decisions in its continuing dispute with Poland over the chamber of its Supreme Court responsible for disciplining judges. The Commission decided to...
(Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)
Twenty years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the tragic consequences of that day continue to resonate across the world. On this somber anniversary, members of the Yale faculty reflect on the...
Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History
In his latest book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), Professor Samuel Moyn describes two weddings “separated by nine time zones...
A member of the study's outreach team distributing masks in Bangladesh. Photo: IPA.
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...
German party leaders Armin Laschet (CDU), Annalena Baerbock (Greens) and Olaf Scholz (SPD) before Sunday’s televised debate in the German election campaign.
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...
Jacqueline Jung (on left) and Daniel Mattingly
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...
Ellen Nye
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’...
View of the silo-courtyard used for centralized grain storage at the ancient city of Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, ca. 1600 BCE (Photo by G. Marouard, Tell Edfu Project)
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...
Emily Erikson
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...
Hazara elders in Behsud.  (photo by Nasim Fekrat via Flickr Creative Commons)
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...
An electric power plant in Gujarat, India. (© Dreamstime)
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...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing snap election on September 20.
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...
Carlos Eire, the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religion
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...
Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), announcing that Poland will dissolve the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, August 7.
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,...