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The widespread view among the Brexit commentariat – and European Union officials – has been that, while everyone knows what the British Parliament doesn’t want, no one knows what it does want. After...
A panel of speakers discussed the political significance of Afghanistan’s archaeological heritage at an event entitled “Culture, Conservation and Meaning: The Politics of Heritage in Afghanistan” on...
Yale University today announced the 2019 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight writers, honored for their literary achievement or promise, will receive $165,000 each to support their...
“African art has become cool,” Dr. Augustus Casely-Hayford declared to a packed audience in Henry R. Luce Auditorium on March 4. “But as ever, the main beneficiaries are collectors and institutions...
The following article with video appears in the March 12 Yale Insights: While diplomats are the ones who sign peace deals, Yale’s Ian Shapiro sees businesses as critical to creating the pre-...
Pericles Lewis, newly named as the Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature, is a scholar of modern literature and a member of Yale’s leadership team, responsible for global strategy....
The Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs was given by Ira Katznelson in a series of three lectures under the theme of “Exigencies: From Impermanent Emergencies to Enduring Exceptions.”...
The following podcast was posted on How To Read on March 1: We tend to have a visceral response to someone we think is dirty. But Stephanie Newell,  Professor of English at Yale University, argues...
In a dramatic reversal of her recent defeats in the House of Commons, on Wednesday British Prime Minister Theresa May won overwhelming support for a motion noting her statement to the House the day...
In a Feb. 2017 lecture, “What Translation Means: The Extent and Impact of Translation in America” at the Whitney Humanities Center, Harold Augenbraum, a career translator and now acting editor of...
The following article written by Siddarth Shankar appeared in the Feb. 26 issue of the Yale Daily News: Though India may be the largest democracy in the world, its democratic norms and values are...
Emily Erikson, associate professor of sociology and the school of management (by courtesy), has been appointed by Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will offer fellowships to students for language study beginning in Summer 2019. The MacMillan Center Summer Language...
The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center and the Poynter Fellow in Journalism hosted a conversation with Hannah Dreier on “Reporting in the Era of Fake News in...
The following article written by Jose Davila IV appeared in the Feb. 20 Yale Daily News: On Tuesday night, the smells of ful mudammas, znoud el sett, mantu and sambosa wafted through the second floor...
Ira Katznelson, a political scientist and historian noted for his research on the liberal state, inequality, social knowledge, and institutions, will give a series of three lectures this month on “...
Visitors to the Yale and the World website can quickly get a sense of the scope of Yale’s international involvement and the variety of projects, initiatives, and experiences undertaken by students,...
Last Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another Brexit defeat in the House of Commons when it rejected, by a vote of 258 in favor and 303 against, a motion that the House welcomed...
On the 40th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Revolution, the Program in Iranian Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted a panel on Feb. 7 to discuss the legacy of the Revolution. Speakers included Mohsen...
The following interview with Professor Paul Bracken appeared in Yale Insights on Feb. 11: When the U.S. government brought criminal charges against Chinese technology company Huawei, it signaled an...
The Constitution of India has often been described as a product of India’s elite, a document written in English, imagined by a few of India’s westernized political leaders, and consequently one that...
After the British House of Commons rejected by an overwhelming margin – 432 to 202 – the withdrawal agreement and political declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship with the...
Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced today that David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster), is the recipient of...
The following article written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science at Yale University, appeared in The Hill on Feb. 4, 2019: A key insight of game theorist Martin Shubik...
Last Monday, several days after the massive defeat of her Brexit deal by a margin of 230 votes, British Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons setting out how the...
Subhashini Kaligotla, assistant professor of art history, points to a photograph on her computer screen of elaborate sandstone towers at Pattadakal, a medieval temple complex in northern Karnataka,...
This fall, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) partnered with Yale’s La Casa Cultural (the Latino Cultural Center at Yale) and Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (...
On Tuesday (1/15), the British House of Commons rejected by an overwhelming margin – 432 against, 202 for – the motion to accept the withdrawal agreement and political declaration about the future...
After 15 years of service as the Henry R. Luce Director of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, Ian Shapiro has announced his intention to step down from...
Professor Anne Underhill, who is chair of the Anthropology Department, has collaborated with archaeologists at Shandong University, China, on regional surveys and excavation work since 1995—...
It is with great saddness that we announce the sudden death of Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Director of the Project on...
After a week of high drama in the Brexit saga, on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons the vote on the UK-EU withdrawal agreement, originally scheduled for Dec. 11 but “...
The following article written by Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale and a Commander of the Order of Merit of the French Republic, appeared in Le Monde on December...
As part of an effort supported by UNESCO to increase collaboration with Brazilian institutions among U.S. universities on the topic of studies of Brazil, the Council on Latin American and Iberian...
This fall, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) partnered with Yale’s La Casa Cultural (the Latino Cultural Center at Yale) and Center for Latin American and Iberian...
Ta-Nehisi Coates — bestselling author and distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute — confessed to a packed Yale Art Gallery auditorium that he...
On Monday, at the start of the fourth of the five days scheduled for debate in the British House of Commons on a motion to approve the 585-page withdrawal agreement and 26-page political declaration...
On November 30, the MacMillan Center, in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast, hosted a conference commemorating and reflecting on twenty years of the Good Friday Agreement, titled “Twenty...
Ambassador Luis C.deBaca (retired) Ambassador Luis C.deBaca, Robina Fellow in Modern Slavery, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, & Resistance at the MacMillan Center,...
As xenophobic and eurosceptic parties registered large gains in elections throughout Western Europe in recent years, Spain appeared to be an exception, its voters apparently immunized from the...