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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...
It begins with a bike tour on the East Coast Greenway and ends with a performance by the Grammy-nominated Cuban timba group Tienpo Libre and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In between, there will...
Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. On Monday, the party will begin the process of selecting a new leader under new rules adopted earlier this week...
On August 3, 2014, the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked the region of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. This region was home to approximately 400,000 Yazidis, the members of an ancient and oft-persecuted...
The MacMillan Center and the Council on East Asian Studies hosted a three-day symposium during the first week of May titled “Japanese Diaspora to the Americas: Literature, History, and Identity.” The...
Jude Alawa, who is graduating this month with a B.A. in Global Affairs and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology will be heading to the University of Cambridge, England, in the fall to begin...
Faculty, students, and members of the greater Yale and New Haven community came together on April 30 to celebrate the Council on African Studies second annual African Studies Symposium. Comprised of...
On April 12, Todd Reisz, Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale School of Architecture, and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Visiting Scholar in the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, co-...
On April 12 and 13, the Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) held its annual Spring Dialogue and Northeastern Conference on Indonesia at Yale University. With the presidential election happening on April 17,...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel discussion on how legacies of slavery continue to impact racism and implicit bias in medicine today. Using...
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Commemorating genocide is painful. It requires staring back at dark moments when inhumanity at its worst defeated...
On Sunday, Ukraine went to the polls in the second round of its presidential election and, in an outcome that, although predicted by all the polls, was nevertheless stunning, elected Volodymyr...
The MacMillan Center and Yale University Press hosted Vernon Bogdanor CBE for a series of four lectures on “Britain and Europe in a Troubled World” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs...
On April 8 the MacMillan Center’s Council on East Asian Studies welcomed Kodo Nishimura, a queer Buddhist priest and makeup artist, to share his personal life story about sexuality and transformation...
On April 10, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, hosted a panel discussion titled “Prosecuting Slavery in a Time...
From March 29-31, the Iranian Studies program at the MacMillan Center hosted a three-day conference entitled “The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia.” In addition to the...
A diverse group of emerging scholars and practitioners from Ecuador, Mexico, Europe, Australia and the United States gathered to analyze “Unorthodox Solutions to Climate Change,” the theme of Young...
The Colloquium on Social Justice, Solidarity, and Forced Migration took place on March 7. It was funded by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, and jointly hosted by the MacMillan...
David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition was awarded a 2019 Pulitzer Prize in the...
On April 9 the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted an exhibition of 28 photos from graduate and undergraduate students working in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and...
Ololade Aliyu, a current master’s degree candidate in African studies at Yale, and alumni Onon Bayasglan ’13 M.E.M. and Etienne Mashuli ’15M.A., have won Gates Cambridge Scholarships for study at...
David Brion Davis has passed after a long illness.  The historical profession, the GLC, and countless friends have lost a giant of a figure.  The GLC team and network of hundreds of scholars,...
On April 10, the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies hosted Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj and Rigoberto Quemé Chay, two prominent figures in the Guatemalan indigenous community, for a...
The cornerstone of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) Cuba Initiative is an undergraduate course (History and Culture of Cuba) that includes a two-week class trip to Cuba...
After a marathon meeting that began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and concluded at 1 a.m. Thursday, less than 48 hours before the United Kingdom, having failed to approve the withdrawal agreement and political...
We live in a globalized world where emails, international stock exchanges, and long-haul flights contract time and space. But does our modern fixation with globalization lead us to underestimate the...
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with David Simon, who directs the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, on the 25th anniversary of the start of Rwanda’s genocide. (go to NPR site...
There have been any number of extraordinary moments over the past three years in the long-running Brexit saga. But the events of the past week, occurring as they did in the shadow of the looming...
On March 28, the Indu Bhatt Annual Memorial Lecture welcomed Rukmini Banerji, an economist and CEO of Pratham, a research group aimed at addressing gaps in India’s education system with a focus on...
An international conference, “Bangladesh in the Next 30 Years: Challenges and Prospects,” organized by the Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) and hosted by the South Asian Studies Council at the...
Brexit expert Vernon Bogdanor CBE and Professor of Government at the Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College, London, will give a series of four lectures this month on “Britain and...
When Frederick Douglass was growing up on a plantation, he discovered an old school reader containing Enlightenment-era speeches and a “how-to” introduction to oratory. On Sunday afternoons, when he...
Ernesto Zedillo ’81 Ph.D., the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, will be among a group of diplomats who will visit Beijing, China April 1-3 to meet with...
At the end of an extraordinary week that began with rumors of a “cabinet coup” against Prime Minister Theresa May, featured a novel experiment in “indicative voting” to ascertain the preferences of...
Pilar Velasco is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. Specializing in investigative and data journalism, she has exposed political...
Maurice Fitzpatrick, director of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will discuss the film the film following its screening on Wednesday, March 27, during his visit to campus as a Poynter...
Last week, after the British House of Commons rejected for a second time the withdrawal agreement and framework for the future relationship negotiated with the European Union and also rejected...
While traveling in Africa over spring break, Pericles Lewis, vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs, visited the African Leadership Academy (ALA) campus in...
Russian novelist Ivan Goncharov is best known today for his 1859 novel “Oblomov,” an inventive satire of the waning Russian nobility, embodied in its title character, who is so sedentary and slothful...