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Last night, in a tumultuous scene as opposition MPs objected and sought to block his departure, John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, led government MPs to the House of Lords for...
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Two faculty members received the Gustav Ranis...
Thousands of years before humans began burning fossil fuels, they had indelibly altered the natural world through foraging, herding animals, and farming, according to a new study by an international...
This summer I arrived in the land of my ancestors for the first time. After hearing about Vietnam for the past eighteen years, I have had the chance to experience her for myself. What better way to...
In July 1944, representatives of the 44 Allied nations gathered at a resort hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to plan the post-war international monetary and financial order. The resulting...
John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, said it was a “constitutional outrage…an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians.”  Lord Heseltine, a...
Jing Tsu, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, is a cultural and literary historian of modern China. Tsu is the first...
Last Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk, expressing his hope that the UK would leave the EU with a deal on Oct. 31 rather than without one,...
As I wrap up my summer internship in Lilongwe, I cannot thank the MacMillan Center enough for giving me the resources to broaden my horizons, grow as an individual and intellectual, and explore a new...
How did we get from the huge euphoria that followed the fall of communism in the early 1990s to our present politics of fear and resentment, and what are the prospects going forward? Sterling...
Thanks to the Program in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Russia for my dissertation project on dolls and toys in the 19th century Russian...
Thanks to funding from the Southeast Asian Studies Fellowship from the Southeast Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, Leitner International Research and International Fellowship from the...
When he spoke in front of 10 Downing Street for the first time as prime minister on July 24 after returning from Buckingham Palace, Boris Johnson made it clear the UK will leave the EU on Oct. 31,...
You may not know early Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov by name, but perhaps you’ve heard of his most famous film, “Man with a Movie Camera.” Released in 1929, this non-narrative silent film...
July 23, 2019. New Haven, Conn.—Yale University is hosting a one-day conference on the future of the Greek economy titled “Towards a New Greek Miracle: Growth Policies for the Decades to Come.” The...
New Haven, Conn.— Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the finalists for the 21st annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one...
In the United States, we often think of history as a collection of stories about individuals. Tropes such as “Columbus discovered America in 1492” and “Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves” are common...
The Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center welcomed participants to its three-day Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT), “Refugees in Recent History,” from June 26-28. The diverse group...
Thanks to the generous funding from the Libby Rouse Grant I received through the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, I spent several weeks this summer in Doha, Qatar. I had the...
To commemorate its 10th year, the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) invites Yale student artists to submit a poster design for the festival’s poster. All university students, ...
Peter Rothpletz is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission, “Killing Children: Reflections on Sierra Leone’s Civil War,” appeared in The Politic, a Yale...
After the high drama of last week, in which Boris Johnson won the leadership of the British Conservative Party, entered 10 Downing Street as Theresa May’s successor as prime minister, and in short...
Danielle Harris is a junior in the undergraduate Human Rights Program and studies history and political science. This summer, she worked for ten weeks with the Legal Advocacy program at the...
The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University has released “Before It’s Too Late,” a timely report that addresses the genocide of the Yazidis in Iraq and demonstrates the ongoing need to protect...
Fair trade, direct source, sustainably grown — these terms have become commonplace in our consumption of food. Behind them lies the powerful economic idea that paying a premium for goods produced...
Thanks to the generosity of the Steven Clark Senior Essay Grant under the MacMillan Center (as well as a few other fellowships), I am currently in Ecuador conducting research for my senior thesis for...
The following article written by Meredith Shepard, a postdoctoral associate in the Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center, appeared in Public Books on July 23, 2019: This year, Rwanda...
Rohini Pande, newly named as the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, is an economist whose research examines the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal institutions in the...
Thanks to generous funding from the MacMillan Center at Yale, I had the opportunity to travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to do research for some articles I will be writing. While there, I found that there...
On Tuesday evening, the European Parliament approved Ursula von der Leyen, until her resignation Wednesday the minister of defense in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, as the next...
A new study demonstrates the influence of genetic factors and resilience — the resources and capacities for overcoming adversity — on changes in levels of psychosocial stress and mental health for...
“Literature and the press in times of great political upheavals”:  this could be a title for my research on the Algerian press during the early nineties. As the 1980s turned to the 1990s, Algeria...
The days are warm and short, but the experiences I am having will remain with me for the rest of my life. My days are spent learning, both within and without the classroom—Yoga and Meditation in the...
Renowned constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman discusses his new book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law―an exploration of the origins, successes, and threats to...
This summer, with support from the MacMillan Center and the Yale Global Food Fellowship, I am studying Russian and exploring one of Europe’s little-known gems: Saint Petersburg’s abundant summertime...
“So far my experience in Geneva has been amazing! I am living just outside the big city, in a quaint town called Nyon. The location of my town is really the best of both worlds, from my house you can...
The vast majority of the world’s sexual minority population — an estimated 83 percent of those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual — keep their orientation hidden from all or most of the people...
Thanks to funding from the MacMillan Center, I have travelled to Belgium this summer to continue my dissertation research on crime and punishment in late medieval Flemish cities. The Late Middle Ages...
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana and a delegation including First Lady Neo Jane Masisi visited Yale on June 6 for a series of meetings aimed at developing partnerships that...
Last Friday, Theresa May resigned as leader of the British Conservative Party and today the party’s 313 MPs voted in the first of several ballots for their preferred candidate among the ten nominated...