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The 2011 Arab Spring set both Tunisia and Egypt on a course toward democratization, but their trajectories soon diverged.  Tunisian political elites have since cooperated in passing a constitution,...
A Yale team’s research into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on India’s most vulnerable populations, including urban laborers who lost their jobs and returned to the countryside, is providing...
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has said he believes President Donald Trump will pardon himself before leaving office. But he told BBC World News that...
On December 9, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences co-hosted “Steps Toward International Climate Governance...
Sophia Dawkins, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, wrote the following commentary that appeared in Political Violence At A Glance on January 5. When the WHO declared a pandemic last March, UN...
With time running out for an agreement on their future relationship that could be approved in time for it to take effect at midnight in Brussels—11 p.m. in London—on December 31, when the UK would...
The prospects of the inevitable end of the Bhumibol era loomed large over 21st century Thailand. Events have now taken their course, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned. The new King is...
The following article written by Margaret Hedeman appeared in the Yale Daily News on November 18. From his home in Hamden, CT, Director of Hellenic Studies George Syrimis spoke to over 50 women...
At midnight on December 31, the UK will leave the EU’s internal market and customs union, with or without an agreement regarding their future relationship. If an agreement is to take effect at that...
The following article written by Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, appeared in today’s Slate: President-elect Joe Biden is already showing that he is serious...
On Sunday morning, after the EU and UK had made some progress in resolving one of the most difficult issues in the negotiation of their future relationship—how to maintain a level playing field for...
In the following article that appears in today’s Literary Hub, Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Yale University, considers the historical ripples of...
Finally, after two telephone calls between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, a three-hour dinner in Brussels last Wednesday, and another...
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, is the recipient of the 2020 Albert O....
Thomas Thurston talks with J’Nese Williams about her project “Race, Place, and Expertise: Working in the St. Vincent Botanic Garden, 1765-1822” as part of Slavery and Its Legacies, a podcast by the...
In July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, approved a €750 billion recovery plan, labeled Next Generation EU, and the Commission’s proposed €...
Yale University has launched a campus-wide initiative that will unite institutional leadership and academic experts across the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, professional schools,...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has named Sophie White as the 2020 winner of its 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize for “Voices of the Enslaved:...
On November 19, the EU-UK negotiation of an agreement on their relationship after the UK leaves the EU’s internal market and customs union at midnight on December 31 was interrupted when Michel...
On November 20, Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and Universidad Nacional...
In July, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, approved a €750 billion recovery plan, labeled Next Generation EU, and the Commission’s proposed €...
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor of Anthropology, has received the John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences, which is given by the American Association for the Advancement of...
Yale University holds a wide array of images from the Middle East across its encyclopedic collections. The Visual Resources of the Middle East (VRME) project was created with the assistance of the...
In March, the EU and the UK began negotiating an agreement on their future relationship that would take effect at midnight on December 31 when the UK would, with the conclusion of the transition...
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Author Manuel Barcia and David Blight, Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center...
Repairing the damage to international cooperation will be a work of patience, diplomatic craftsmanship and the slow recovery of mutual trust. And it cannot be done by America alone. The following...
Fueled by endless cups of coffee, French author Honoré de Balzac produced more than 90 novels and short stories peopled by 2,400-plus characters during his lifetime (1799-1850). “Balzac’s Lives...
Yesterday the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting via video conference as the European Council, discussed, as they had last month, the EU’s response to the Covid pandemic....
When Joe Biden assumes the presidency on Jan. 20, he will lead a deeply polarized nation facing historic challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, with more than 11 million U.S. cases...
Jurados/Jury: Bea Gallardo, Víctor Gaviria, Cynthia Sabat. Categoría Largometraje de Ficción/ Feature Fiction Films Category MEJOR PELÍCULA -BEST FEATURE FILM Malpaso, de Héctor Valdez (República...
Kaveh Madani, the Henry Hart Rice Senior Fellow at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union’s Ambassador Award for 2020. The award is given annually to one to five...
Last Saturday, after two weeks of intensified negotiation of an agreement about their future relationship after the UK leaves the EU’s internal market and customs union at midnight on December 31,...
Last spring, the Program on Peace and Development, an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at bringing academics and practitioners together to discuss creative solutions to problems in civil conflict...
On October 15, the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting as the European Council, took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK that aims to conclude an...
On October 23, the MacMillan Center convened a group of distinguished academics to discuss Professor S. Deborah Kang’s award-winning book The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico...
On October 23, 139 people Zoomed in to the conference Industrial Livestock Production, Fish Farming, Global Climate Change, and Global Health. Sponsored by Yale’s Program in Agrarian Studies and the...
Europe is in the midst of a second wave of Covid-19 infections—one that is much worse, in terms of numbers, than the first wave that began in late February and early March and peaked, after a number...
For Yale scholar Hazel Carby, one of the gratifications of winning the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding is that this year’s honor recognizes the importance...
As part of the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies colloquia series, Poynter Fellow and Telemundo journalist Daniel Alvarenga presented on “Central Americans: Beyond the Headlines” on...
One of Margherita Tortora’s passions is watching Latin American films. She has always incorporated them into her classes at Yale, where she is a Senior Lector II in Spanish and Portuguese. Not only...