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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,”...
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...
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...
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...
Joseph Carrère Fox, founder of the Yale Fox International Fellows Program, passed away on August 10 at the age of 101 years old, in Hamden, Connecticut. A memorial service will be held on Friday,...
I had dreamed of traveling to South America since I had first started learning Spanish in high school, and getting to spend the summer months in Ecuador and Argentina went beyond my expectations in...
David Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, along with Michael Harriot, Staff Writer at The Root; Lecia Brooks,...
President Trump provided a stark reminder of the stakes of nuclear politics when he warned nuclear-armed North Korea to stop making threats or “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen...
In July 2017, Professor Seth Jacobowitz’s Writing Technology in Meiji Japan was awarded the 2017 International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize in the Humanities at the ICAS biannual conference...
In May, Peter Suwondo completed the five-year accelerated Master of Public Health program offered through the Yale School of Public Health. At graduation, he was awarded the Dean’s Prize for...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
Eli Terris, a graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Environmental Management at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, was awarded a Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa by the...
“Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War,” an exhibition that brings together a range of contemporary approaches to the visual representation of conflict, is on view at the...
Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center and the Yale School of Public Health, Azan Virji, a class of 2018 student in the master’s degree in public health program, was able to travel to Geneva,...
Kate Baldwin, newly named as the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science, focuses her research on political accountability, state building, and the politics of development, with...
On July 1, while Americans prepared to celebrate the Fourth, Canadians celebrated Canada Day and, this year, the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act 1867. In that year, the British...
Muslims consider mosques to be the houses of God, the bayt Allah. They are places of worship, sanctuaries, and where Muslim communities come together. The first mosque, which was a modest structure...
Clara Molot, who will be attending Yale in the fall, wrote the following essay after attending the African Literature Association’s 2017 Annual Conference hosted by Yale University June 14-17. The...
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, has contributed an article to the new issue of Daedalus, the journal of the...
Refugees from war-torn regions around the world are coming to Connecticut in growing numbers, bringing with them new languages, customs, and cultures. On June 28, a policy forum, “Coming to...
On June 21, Gilder Lehrman Center Director David Blight and GLC summer intern Ry Walker (YC 2020) addressed a group of elementary, middle, and high school teachers at a New Haven monument to the 29th...
June 16 was the final day of excavations at Tel Shiloh for the 2017 season. Previous to this year, I had three years of archaeological field experience, but this was my first leading my own square as...