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John Campbell
On March 3, the Council on African Studies hosted career foreign service officer John Campbell, who currently serves as the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on...
Nicholas A. Christakis
Over the past year, Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis has strived to help others understand the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yale physician and sociologist has penned op-ed columns and popular Twitter threads...
On February 26, the Latin American Interdisciplinary Gender Network (LAIGN) launched a special webinar series slated to be held on the last Friday of every month. Co-sponsored with the Council on...
Alexei Navalny in a Moscow courtroom on February 20.
On January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been treated after having been poisoned with Novichok, a deadly chemical nerve agent, while campaigning in Tomsk in August...
On February 22, the Hellenic Studies Program hosted a talk on “Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon.” Kaveh Khoshnood from the Yale School of Public Health...
Ernesto Zedillo ’81 Ph.D.
U.S. trade policy is at a crossroads. Will President Biden make a clean break from his predecessor’s protectionist policies and embrace the trading system that Americans helped create last century...
The Diada (National Day) demonstration in Barcelona, September 11, 2012.
On February 14, voters in Catalonia went to the polls to elect a new parliament. Not surprisingly given the continuing Covid pandemic, turnout dropped sharply from 79.1 percent in the previous...
Professor Stephanie Newell is featured in The Common Room,  a production of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Yale Department of English. She talks about how she became interested...
Britain’s role in Great Power Competition post Brexit—a panel discussion between Hamish Falconer, Visiting Fellow, European Studies Council, Professor Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth...
Cajetan Iheka
Yale faculty member Cajetan Iheka was an undergraduate in his home country of Nigeria at the height of unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta in the 2000s. Militants were setting fire to oil...
The following interview is part of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series focusing on alumni who majored in Latin American Studies in Yale College. 1. Could you...
Former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handing Prime Minister Mario Draghi the cabinet bell after new government sworn in Saturday.
On Saturday, a new Italian government, headed by Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, was sworn in by President Sergio Mattarella. The sighs of relief, after a crisis...
Since 2018 the Council on Middle East Studies has been partnering with Yale’s Pathways to Arts Humanities to bring dynamic Middle East programming to area high school students, as part of CMES’ Title...
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
New research conducted by Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a professor of economics and director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale, and an international group of colleagues, shows how...
The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center is hosting its third annual Yale Africa Film Festival (YAFF) on February 19. The films that have been selected to be screened will highlight...
Josep Borrell, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, Friday in Moscow.
On January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been treated after having been poisoned with Novichok, a deadly chemical nerve agent, while campaigning in August for local...
February is Black History Month and the first day of the month is National Freedom Day, a national holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed what would later...
Widespread use of arsenic-contaminated water in Bangladesh during the 20th century has been called by the World Health Organization the largest mass poisoning in history. A new study co-authored by...
Hamish Falconer
The following interview is part of a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Hamish Falconer is a member of Britain’s diplomatic...
Sasha Roseneil
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 Trump in April 2017 with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, whom he called his “favorite dictator.” (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
The following Op-Ed written by Elizabeth R. Nugent appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 29. Polarization lurks behind many of the political crises that define the current global moment. When...
William Nordhaus Photographer: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
William Nordhaus calls for a Climate Club of nations that agree to cut emissions—and sanction non-members as reported in Bloomberg Businessweek on January 29. Ever heard of the Climate Club? It has...
Alexei Navalny in court yesterday.
On January 17, Alexei Navalny, the foremost opposition activist in Russia and perpetual thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin, returned to Moscow from Berlin after having been treated for,...
Ambassador (Ret.) Luis C. deBaca, Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center
Ambassador (Ret.) Luis C. deBaca, Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, will receive the William...
Sigman aboard the Atlantic Sun, a transatlantic cargo ship she took from Halifax to Liverpool.  After a quick ride on Metro-North, Sigman took the scenic Adirondack train from New York to Montreal, and then enjoyed a stunning 2-day journey on The Ocean train to get from Montreal to Halifax.
Though Fox International Fellows hail from different countries, represent a diversity of backgrounds, and embark on the Fellowship with distinct projects and goals, we all clearly share something in...
During the COVID-19 pandemic people across the world have adopted increasingly digital lifestyles. They stream movies, attend Zoom meetings, and sweat through online exercise classes. Many of them,...
The short documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience won the Best Documentary Short jury award at the Raw Science Film Festival. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team...
Mural, Casa Vides, El Paso, Texas. Photograph by Mark Eggerman.
The following article written by Catherine Panter-Brick appeared in the Journal of Refugee Studies on January 25. According to the abstract, “It examines how notions of solidarity, social justice,...
Markus Söder, leader of the Bavarian CSU (on screen), and Armin Laschet, recently-elected leader of the German CDU.
On Saturday, the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected a new leader, Armin Laschet, the minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia. Whether he will be the chancellor candidate of the CDU...
One of President Biden’s first actions in the Oval Office was to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement.  Global environmental legal expert  Sue Biniaz and global environmental governance...
Ideas of India is a new podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel India forward. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, ...
Elizabeth Nugent
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,...
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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
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...
Employees bury a person suspected of dying from COVID-19 at a cemetery in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo courtesy of VOA.
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...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signing the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement as Lord David Frost, UK chief negotiator, and Sir Tim Barrow, UK ambassador to the EU, look on, December 30.
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...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, updating the European Parliament on the EU-UK negotiation earlier today.
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...