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“I think what’s really interesting about him as an ambassador … is that he combines a scholarly interest in international relations law with this real-life experience,” said Professor Frances...
In September 2019 Edyta Bojanowska, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Chair of the European Studies Council, was awarded the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book by the...
Why do the majority of Burmese people, both women and men, wear skirts rather than trousers? Because this is what the renowned Chinese military strategist Zhuge Liang (AD 181–234) taught them to do...
On Saturday, the voters in Ireland returned to the polls for the first time since 2016 and the results were stunning. Sinn Féin, which for many years was the political wing of the Irish Republican...
The Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies hosted its second Brazil Activities Fair on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4 - 6pm.  More than 100 people came to Luce Hall to learn more about the...
Jude Alawa, a Fox Fellow at the University of Cambridge, recently coauthored an article in the Council on Foreign Relations titled, “A Silent Crisis: The Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in Refugee...
Growing up in Mumbai, India, Narasimha Rao understood he was one of the lucky ones. In a crowded city where more than half the population live in slums, Rao enjoyed a stable home and attended a small...
On January 23, the Council on East Asian Studies presented the 21st annual John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies at the MacMillan Center. The lecture, titled “The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Why are...
In 2011, China’s Supreme Court dealt a blow to the property rights of women by ruling that family homes purchased before marriage automatically belong to the registered buyer upon divorce,...
In a flurry of legislative activity this week, on Monday and Tuesday the British House of Lords approved five amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill the House of Commons...
The following interview is part of a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Nizam Uddin is Senior Head of Mosaic and Community...
In last November’s Spanish election, the center-left Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) headed by Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won 28 percent of the vote and 120 of the 350 seats in the Congress...
Words on a page make no noise, but Satoko Shimazaki — a Japanese literature professor at the University of California Los Angeles — told nearly three dozen attendees on Thursday that writing has long...
Yale University President Peter Salovey arrived in Nigeria Jan. 15 to continue his leadership of the Yale Africa Initiative, a long-term, university-wide commitment to enhance Yale’s ongoing...
A row of musicians with strings and percussion — including instruments like a joza, santoor, doumbek, riq and naqqarah — play a steady backdrop of notes and rhythms. A vocalist then joins them,...
Whether Yale economist Rohini Pande is designing public policies aimed at reducing air pollution or expanding women’s employment opportunities, her general goal is the same: Serving people left...
The following article written by Kishwar Rizvi, Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, appeared in The Conversation on January 9, 2020: President Donald Trump warned the...
On November 10, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years and, as happened in the elections in December 2015, June 2016 and last April, no party or, for that matter...
Maria Kaliambou, senior lector in the Hellenic Studies Program, was awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to travel to Greece to work with University of Athens and...
Alice Kaplan, a leading scholar of 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature and history, has been named the next director of the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC). Her three-year term...
The following article written by Emma Sky appeared Foreign Affairs on January 3: The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on the outskirts of Baghdad was a major escalation in the...
The following article written by Nahid Siamdoust appeared in Foreign Affairs on January 6: With the United States and Iran on the brink of war, regime change advocates are celebrating the...
Imagine entering a polling place on Election Day concerned that local government officials or your employer will punish you for supporting the wrong candidate. This is a dilemma facing voters in...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost no time after Thursday’s Queen’s speech opening the new session of Parliament in moving forward with the process of approving the European Union (Withdrawal...
Since last summer, Ozgen Felek has passed many illuminating hours in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s reading room poring over Yale’s collections of Ottoman Turkish manuscripts,...
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and the European Studies Council (ESC) invites Yale Students who have conducted academic travel, research, or internship experiences in...
The article below was co-published with YaleGlobal Online and Just Security on December 17, 2019.     Summary:  The United States is severely divided over impeachment, with a Senate trial...
The inaugural conference for European Studies Graduate Fellows, titled “Europe in Flux,” brought together young scholars from across the globe on December 6-7 to discuss some of the most pressing...
It had been apparent for some time to those who followed the polls throughout the election campaign that Boris Johnson’s Conservatives would in all likelihood win a majority in the House of Commons...
On December 12, the Common Room on the second floor of Luce Hall was filled with the sound of laughter, ping pong balls ringing, and sprinkles pouring as the MacMillan Center enjoyed a respite...
The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University invited Carter J. Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University, to deliver the 2nd Annual Seong-Yawng Park GRD ‘65 and...
Vilakazi Street runs through the township of Orlando West, in Soweto, South Africa. At first glance it’s not very impressive, one could walk from one end to the other in ten minutes. Yet no other...
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun will host a dinner on Dec. 2 to honor the recipients of the annual Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation, created to recognize excellence in teaching. This year’s...
On Oct. 18, the Universidad de San Andrés and Yale University co-sponsored the conference, “Perspectives on Poverty and Human Development” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was held as part of...
Catherine Panter-Brick, the newly appointed Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs, is a world-renowned expert on risk and resilience in contexts of war...
The conflict between Palestine and Israel seems at times completely intractable. However, Gidon Bromberg is convinced that, not only can progress toward peace be made, it can be mutually beneficial...
On Nov. 10, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years and, as happened in the elections in December 2015, June 2016, and last April, no party won a majority of the...
On November 7, esteemed panelists in a packed Henry R. Luce Hall this past Thursday were tasked with answering two monumental questions: can we fix the broken global order, and if so, how? Panelists...
Throughout human history, people have enslaved others, though the intensification of such practices has varied across time and space. Historians have long recognized these basic facts of human...
Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition announces the winner of the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize. The 2019 winner of the prize is Amy...