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Yale has a long history with Brazil, going back to the 1800s. We invite you to learn more about our programs, partnerships, and collaborations in Brazil by exploring a new online resource that shines...
Emily Erikson, a sociology professor at Yale University, Director of the Fox International Fellowship, and author of Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, is quoted in the...
The increasing scale and scope of climate change has brought attention to the ways communities across the planet experience, conceptualize, and negotiate a variety of ecological challenges....
The 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 Autónoma de México...
The Councils on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) and European Studies (ESC) at the MacMillan Center are proud to announce the winners of the “Fall 2020 Photo-Essay Competition:...
Last Thursday, after the European Council took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK to conclude an agreement in regard to their future relationship, the leaders invited the EU’s...
Two years ago, Yale University Professor of History Marci Shore proposed that the Fortunoff Archive produce a short piece drawing on videotaped testimony that highlights the profound impact family...
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series...
President Peter Salovey has announced a year and a half study of Yale and its history with slavery.  The project will include a working group of faculty, staff, librarians, research assistants, and...
Yesterday, the leaders of the 27 member states of the EU, meeting as the European Council, took stock of the stalled negotiation between the EU and the UK in regard to their future relationship after...
On August 20, Alexei Navalny became violently ill on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk, where he had been campaigning in advance of Russia’s local and regional elections. After an emergency landing in...
Popular views of the explorer see him as intrepid adventurer or bungling murderer. But he was also a religious crusader. The following interview with Alan Mikhail, Professor of History, appeared in...
The  Middle East Studies Association has chosen Choon Hwee Koh’s “The Sublime Post: A History of Empire and Power through the Ottoman Post Station System, 1600-1839” for its 2020 Malcolm H....
On August 20, Alexei Navalny, the foremost democratic opposition activist in Russia, became violently ill on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk, where he had been campaigning in advance of the September...
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) will launch its “Global Health Conversation Series” in October with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
When they gathered in Brussels last Thursday for the two-day meeting of the European Council, the 27 leaders of the EU member states faced a full agenda—the dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections...
The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) has selected Camille Cole’s  “Empire on Edge: Land, Law, and Capital in Gilded Age Basra” for its Dissertation Award for 2020....
Klara Wojtkowska, a graduate of the African Studies M.A. program (2013), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Zimbabwe. In the following interview in the Fulbrighter, she talks about her...
After two weeks of meetings of the chief negotiators and their teams in specialized sessions, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led respectively by Michel Barnier and David Frost, met in Brussels this...
The following interview with James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and Founder of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, appeared in Slate...
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center has announced the finalists for its 22nd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most...
After two weeks of meetings of the chief negotiators and their teams in specialized sessions, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led respectively by Michel Barnier and David Frost, are meeting in...
Mushfiq Mobarak, Director of  the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE) and Professor of Economics, describes the arc of his research on scalable, evidence-based policy responses...
European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center has organized “Visual Acts of Radical Care: An Exhibition of Feminist Artists-Activists from Central and Eastern Europe,” a 3D virtual art exhibition...
The South Asian Studies Council has a new face at its helm: Sunil Amrith, the new Renu and Anand Dhawan Professor of History at Yale. Amrith, who joined Yale from Harvard before the start of this...
Arya Sundaram is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s William J. Foltz Journalism Award. Her submission, “‘Scared for my life’: why more Indians are joining migrants on risky journey to reach the U.S...
About a month ago, two soldiers from Myanmar crossed the border into Bangladesh and turned themselves in to local authorities. They were both seeking protection in the wake of a veritable bombshell...
The following op-ed written by Bruce Ackerman, a professor of law and political science at Yale, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Fremont), the first vice chair of the Progressive Caucus in Congress, appeared...
This week the EU and the UK held another week-long round in their negotiation of an agreement in regard to their future relationship after the UK’s transition period ends and it leaves the EU’s...
Ernesto Zedillo, the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics at Yale, has been appointed to...
Robert Harms, the Henry J. Heinz Professor of History & African Studies, and Yair Listokin, the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty...
Marius Kothor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Council on African Studies (CAS) Graduate Affiliate has been awarded the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (...
The following article written by Alan Mikhail, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, appeared in Time on September 3: At the end of August, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip...
The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the MacMillan Center at Yale University and Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez (FANJ) in Cuba are delighted to announce a Memorandum of...
In March, Yale political scientist Elizabeth Nugent was about to start a post-election survey in Tunisia to better understand the effects of repression on political partisanship following a...
Update: Yesterday, the Charité hospital in Berlin announced Navalny “has been removed from his medically-induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. He is responding to verbal...
Alan Mikhail, professor of history and chair of the department of history, has expanded our understandings of the past through his previous three prize-winning books on the history of the Middle East...
Update: On Friday, the Irish government put forward two candidates for the position of commissioner vacated by Hogan – Mairead McGuinness, the First Vice President of the European Parliament, and...
Russian hackers and internet trolls sought to manipulate American voters throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as they are doing again in 2020. Their efforts represent the latest chapter in...
Last week, the EU and UK negotiating teams, led by Michel Barnier and David Frost, met in Brussels for the seventh round in the negotiation of their future relationship. The UK will leave the EU’s...