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Most historians have overlooked the fact that Americans continued to debate how to resolve the legal and financial systems of enslavement after U.S. victory in the Civil War and the Thirteenth...
The following article written by Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, economics professor at Yale University and director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale at the MacMillan Center, and  ...
Yale historian Frank Snowden has long been fascinated by the ways epidemics hold up a “mirror” to the social, cultural, and political conditions in which they arise. His most recent book, “Epidemics...
This is the latest interview in a series.  The move to remote instruction and other university-wide shifts occurring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have far-reaching impacts. What are the...
The South Asian Studies Council will be hosting a virtual panel about harnessing research for response in Pakistan against the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak on Friday, April 10 at 10am. To join...
Two weeks ago, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the European Union, met in a video conference for the third time in less than three weeks to discuss the EU’s response to the...
The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn’t easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the...
More than 165 leaders from over 70 countries have sent an urgent letter to the governments of the G20 nations. It is an appeal for internationally coordinated action to address the global health and...
Robert J. Shiller, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics and professor of economics at Yale University, wrote the following article that appeared in The Guardian on April 1, 2020: We are feeling the...
WATCH FULL PERFORMANCE ON YALE YOUTUBE. A supplemental reading packet, with translation and transcription of the dialogue, is here. Viewers are encouraged to read through this during the 15 minute...
Whitney MacMillan, former chairman and CEO of Cargill, died on March 11 at the age of 90. In April 2006 the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale was named for...
  This interview is part of a running series. How are faculty in the humanities responding to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis? Yale humanists are creative and conscientious. They are also, like...
Despite the increasing global digitization, graffiti remains widespread and popular, providing with a few words or images a vivid visual indication of cultural conditions, social dynamics and power...
Yesterday the European Council, the heads of state and government of the European Union, met via videoconference for the third time in less than three weeks to discuss the EU’s response to the COVID-...
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, has been awarded the...
The following article written by David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan...
In late July 2012, several months after the European Union, with the International Monetary Fund, concluded a second bailout for Greece and only a few days after the EU agreed to provide up to €100...
The following article appeared in The Washington Post on March 12, 2020. It was written by Brendan A. Shanahan, who is a postdoctoral associate affiliated with the Yale Center for the Study of...
On February 29, more than 1,100 guests filled the Great Hall of the University of Ghana in Accra, to celebrate the inauguration of The Sanneh Institute. In attendance were Christian and Muslim...
“The problem is: how do you write about and represent violence without reproducing it?” Crystal Feimster asked during her presentation in the “The Legacy of Lynching: Artistic Confrontations of...
Dirt and dirtiness are ubiquitous — but the ways we conceive of it vary in ways both cultural and personal. In her new book, “Histories of Dirt: Media and Urban Life in Colonial and Postcolonial...
Thomas Thurston talks with Nicholas Crawford on his work titled “Sustaining Slavery: Plantation Provisioning and the Politics of Health in the British Caribbean” as a part of the Slavery and Its...
Today the European Union and the United Kingdom began negotiating their future relationship. Roughly 100 British officials, led by David Frost, the UK’s chief negotiator, and Sir Timothy Barrow, the...
The questions raised in “Victorian Radicals,” a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), manifest in the vivid juxtaposition of two objects at the show’s third-floor entrance: a...
In a recent visit to Yale, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States must reassert itself as a global leader if we are to address the threat of climate change and other global...
Millions of poor people in developing countries in East Asia have escaped the threat of hunger by leaving the fields to work in factories producing manufactured goods to sell in the West. So, what...
In the wake of another terrible performance in a state election—this one on Sunday in Hamburg—today the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) moved up the date for its selection of a new leader to...
Yale sophomore Selma Abouneameh grew up in Connecticut speaking English at home, not her Palestinian father’s native language of Arabic. But this semester at Yale, she is progressing toward her goal...
As candidates for the U.S. presidency pitch policies they hope will win them the White House, two leading Yale scholars suggest they ought to consider the hard work and nitty-gritty politics of...
The following op-ed, written by Rohini Pande, Henry J Heinz II Professor of Economics and director of the Economic Growth Center and Charity Moore, director for South Asia Economics Research at the...
Last Monday, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preferred successor, announced she will step down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and won’t run as the...
The fifth annual Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean conference, centered on the themes of people, capital and natural resources, drew more than 150 students, faculty and...
Review of Yale film and Slavic scholar John MacKay’s ‘magisterial’ new book, Dziga Vertov: Life and work, in the Times Literary Supplement: In Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929), the...
“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...