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Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, agreed on a recovery plan to assist the states in recovering from the economic effects...
Erik Harms, Council on South East Asia Studies Chair, has been awarded the 2021 Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences.  The citation for Professor Harms states: “Erik...
The European Union is not noted for acting promptly and decisively when confronted with a serious geopolitical challenge. But on Monday, only a day after Belarus, claiming to have received...
On May 11, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) welcomed Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to discuss the importance of ensuring equity in...
Nuno Monteiro, who passed away this month, influenced debates about U.S. dominance in the world. He was an associate professor of political science at Yale University. The following article written...
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University and author of “On Tyranny,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of a free press to the preservation of democracy against controlling...
On Tuesday, a large collective sigh of relief could be heard across Europe; Finland’s parliament had approved, by the narrowest of margins, the EU’s proposed financing of its €750 billion recovery...
During the Inauguration of Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, poet Amanda Gorman recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which captivated a worldwide audience. In response to an announcement of the...
A documentary film on Hong Kong, Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, was supported by the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies and the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social...
In April 2020, as COVID-19 spread, the government of Bangladesh strongly recommended that citizens wear masks; a month later, masks were mandated. Eighty percent of Bangladeshis initially reported in...
On April 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition sponsored a panel discussion titled “Repair for Historical Harms: Global Models for Questions of Reparations...
On Thursday, Scottish voters went to the polls to elect their Parliament. Under the provisions of the Additional Member electoral system, 73 of the 129 seats in the Parliament go to the first-past-...
Humanitarian research with Syrian refugees can be difficult to conduct in-person, due to COVID-19 containment, security, and logistics issues. Catherine Panter-Brick, the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen...
On April 19, students and professors from around the world gathered virtually on Zoom for a webinar about “The Asia Olympics: Past Achievements & Future Goals” sponsored by the MacMillan Center’s...
In an email to the student body on Friday evening, Yale College Council vice president Reilly Johnson ’22 announced the election of Bayan Galal ’23 and Zoe Hsu ’24 as the next YCC president and vice...
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Tamar Gendler has announced that Steven Wilkinson will serve as acting FAS dean of social science for a one-year term, through June 2022, pending Yale...
Last July, the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states, meeting as the European Council, agreed to a plan, developed at their request by the European Commission and labelled Next...
Scholars collaborating across three continents are deciphering a rare eighteenth-century Japanese manuscript at Yale University Library to reveal a tragic—and likely true—love story between two...
Almost five years after British voters chose, by a narrow 52-48 margin in the June 23, 2016 referendum, to leave the EU, Brexit finally is a done deal. On Tuesday evening, the European Parliament...
The Yale Translation Initiative at the MacMillan Center recently announced the establishment of both a graduate and undergraduate certificate in Translation Studies that is expected to become...
Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center researchers, along with collaborating researchers, have conducted large-scale surveys of migrant workers in India. The findings can inform the policy...
Fourteen Yale faculty members who work across a range of disciplines were among the 252 accomplished individuals elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences last week. Those elected are “...
On April 19, the MacMillan Center hosted Vernon Bogdanor to speak on “Britain and the European Union after Brexit.” Bogdanor CBE is Professor of Government at the Institute of Contemporary British...
On April 14, the Yale Institute for Global Health welcomed Peter Salovey, President, Yale University; Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College; and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University,...
Last July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, agreed to an economic recovery plan  prepared at their request by the European Commission. The...
German voters will go to the polls on September 26 to elect the Bundestag. For most parties, the party leader is its presumed chancellor candidate in the election campaign. But in the case of the...
On April 15, the MacMillan Center hosted Rose Gottemoeller, the U.S. chief negotiator of the New START treaty—and the first woman to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation—to give the George Herbert...
In China, highly educated people are more likely to move away from areas with poor air quality. Reducing pollution could substantially increase GDP there and in other countries, according to a new...
Last July, in a five-day marathon meeting of the European Council, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union agreed, with some modifications, to an economic recovery plan  prepared at...
The article below and podcast appeared in Social Science Space on April 1. Listen to podcast When Jim Scott mentions ‘resistance,’ this recovering political scientist isn’t usually talking about...
Yale University Art Gallery recently announced the completion of a yearlong reinstallation of a portion of the African art galleries. Breaking from a thematic arrangement of objects, the new displays...
Speaking two weeks before the March 25-26 video conference of the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz...
On March 25, the Yale University Conference on Japanese Soft Power in East Asia was held via Zoom. The conference was virtually hosted by the Yale University Council on East Asian Studies, sponsored...
With much of the European Union experiencing another surge in Covid infections, some member states experiencing exceptionally high rates of infection, significant shortfalls in deliveries of vaccine...
“Eryngium foetidum (Prue)” a hand-colored lithograph by visual artist Joscelyn Gardner, tells a poignant story of a woman confronting oppression. Prue, an enslaved woman, is depicted from the back....
In the most recent installment of the Career Conversations series part of the European Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies Undergraduate Fellows networks, Yale College alumna, Carrie...
Less than a decade after unveiling the “Map of Life,” a global database that marks the distribution of known species across the planet, Yale researchers have launched an ambitious and perhaps even...
The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) is now accepting submissions for the November 2021 Festival. FESTIVAL DATES:The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) will be...
What can 17th century literature teach us about the present? In the first in an occasional series of videos featuring members of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Professor of English ...
In an election in which the polls were open for three days, in order to allow social distancing among the voters, and those over 70 were able to vote by mail, Dutch voters elected a new Second...