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“A living tree” was how Professors David Cameron, Yale University, and Richard Albert, Boston College and 2015-16 Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the...
After decades of cool antagonism, the United States restores full diplomatic relations with Cuba, and a New Yorker returns to the island nation of her birth to look after her ailing father. Cut to...
On November 9, Cambridge University Professor of Economics Kaivan Munshi talked about his ongoing research on sex selection in India. The lecture, titled “Missing Girls” was the 2017 Annual Indu...
Francis Wade, freelance journalist and long-time correspondent of Burmese politics, spoke at Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium on November 10 about his new book, Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist...
Poet Safia Elhillo wrestles with the intersection of multiples identities throughout her work, especially in her new book, The January Children. The term “January Children” refers to her grandfather’...
Chude Jideonwo, a Nigerian journalist, lawyer and 2017 Yale Greenberg World Fellow, drew parallels between discontent with African governments and recent global events like Brexit at a talk Wednesday...
John J. Mearsheimer, the 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,...
Prominent and emerging filmmakers from Latin America will gather on campus Nov. 15-19 to discuss their latest work during the annual Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY).    Produced by...
Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her...
On Tuesday, October 24, the Yale School of Management and the Russian Studies Program at the Council on European Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted Mikhail Fridman, international businessman and...
Every year, the Yale African Students Association (YASA) hosts Africa Week, an opportunity for Yale African students to connect with their home countries and share their passion for the continent...
Across the Himalayas, the Yarlung Tsangpo River runs from Tibet through the disputed borders of China and India. Ruth Gamble, a cultural and environmental historian of Tibet, spoke about the river as...
On October 23, the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center sponsored a talk by Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson on “The Battle for China’s Soul.” A Poynter Fellowship in...
After the Catalan parliament passed legislation calling a binding referendum to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic,” it was clear the Catalan and...
On October 16, a distinguished group of South American scholars met at Yale to discuss the history of the early republics of the region. The conference, titled “Connected Histories of the First South...
Leo Tolstoy, his long beard white, stood beside a horse in a photograph on a screen under the Yale Farm’s Lazarus Pavilion. A second image showed an aerial photograph of the author’s estate, Yasnaya...
The following article by Marci Shore, associate professor of history and a member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, appeared in the October 26, 2017 issue of Foreign Policy....
The following article by Marica Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and former Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center,...
After the Catalan parliament enacted legislation on Sept. 6 calling for a binding referendum on October 1 to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic”...
Jess Melvin is Henry Hart Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Genocide Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. She recently published an article...
On October 6 in Henry R. Luce Hall, the Program on Democracy at the MacMillan Center at Yale and Bright Line Watch (BLW) – an initiative that studies democratic performance in the U.S. and calls...
After the Catalan parliament enacted legislation on Sept. 6 calling for a binding referendum on October 1 to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic,”...
On October 4, the European Union Studies Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a talk by Annemie Turtelboom, 2017 World Fellow and a current member of the Belgian Federal Government. In her lecture...
Red Century: Russian Revolution on Film series continued on Wednesday, October 4, with another work by Eisenstein––October (Октябрь, 1928, co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov). October was one of the...
Five Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Three faculty members received the Gaddis Smith...
Noël Valis, professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has won the Victoria Urbano Academic Achievement Award (Premio Victoria Urbano de Reconocimiento Académico), given by the...
Pheroze Nowrojee LLM ’74, the renowned human rights lawyer and author, gave the South Asian Studies Council’s Annual Gandhi Lecture on October 2, M. K. Gandhi’s birthday, in Henry R. Luce Hall...
The Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium was full on the night of September 23 with 250 people who attended the screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike (Стачка, 1925). The event, organized by the...
A new study demonstrates that an eight-week humanitarian intervention can improve the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrian refugee and Jordanian youth affected by Syria’s war. The study...
The following article written by Ben Kiernan, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History and Founding Director of the Genocide Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, and David Simon, Senior Lecturer...
Háwar – My Journey to Genocide, a documentary by journalist and human rights activist Düzen Tekkal, is essential viewing if we are to understand the human costs of ISIS’s war in the Middle East. The...
On Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), won the German election and Merkel, chancellor since 2005, will...
A Muslim in the Midst, written and directed by Anand Rao, was staged on September 8 at the Crescent Underground Theater in Morse College at Yale. Set in Bangalore, India, in the aftermath of 9/11,...
In the wake of decisions last week by the government of Catalonia, the Spanish Constitutional Court and the Spanish government, Carles Puigdemont, the head of the Catalan Generalitat, and Spanish...
Associate Professor Jonathan Wyrtzen was one of five faculty selected in the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for Morocco. This fall he will be based as a Fulbright scholar at Al...
David Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at the MacMillan Center, joins the discussion on monuments to the Confederacy in this Newsweek article. You can find the article here: http://www....
Qiyang Niu is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s competitive William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission, “Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy,” appeared in The Diplomat on April 16,...
On Wednesday, September 6, just two weeks shy of President Trump’s schedule to address the United Nations General Assembly, and in the face of the UN reforms proposed by Mr. Trump during the...
This summer, I interned at Tata Memorial’s Advanced Center for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) in Maharashtra, India. It was a life-changing experience and I am thankful to the...
As cliché as it sounds I cannot believe how quickly my time in Geneva with the World Health Organization flew by. Thanks to the Coca Cola World Fund at Yale Award I received from the MacMillian...