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Bruce Ackerman
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...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, updating the European Parliament today on the EU-UK negotiation.
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...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meeting at the Commission for dinner last Wednesday.
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...
J’Nese Williams
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...
James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, professor of anthropology, and codirector of the Agrarian Studies Program at the MacMillan Center
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....
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at yesterday’s European Council meeting.
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 €...
(Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)
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:...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking by phone Saturday.
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...
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at the EU.
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 and the School of the Environment
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...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, arriving this morning at the EU-UK talks in London.
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...
Nibera for Noema Magazine
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...
An 1842 daguerréotype of Honoré de Balzac by the photographer Louis-Auguste Bisson (via Wikimedia Commons)
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...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking in Brussels after yesterday’s European Council videoconference.
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....
Ian Shapiro (Photo credit: Mara Lavitt)
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...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, looking for level playing fields in London yesterday.
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,...
From left: Bonnie Weir, Hira Jafri, and Senator George Mitchell at the “Understanding Brexit” Conference organized by Irish Central in New York City. Photo credit: Nuala Purcell
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...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, arriving Wednesday to brief EU ambassadors and MEPs on the EU-UK negotiation.
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...
Professor S. Deborah Kang
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...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing the UK’s new lockdown Saturday evening.
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...
Daniel Alvarenga
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...
Margherita Tortora
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...
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
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...
Cajetan Ikeha
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....
UNAM's Centre for Research and Gender Studies
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...
Photo by Orel Beilinson
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:...
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, after arriving by train in London today.
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...
Pablo Vidal, Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV)
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...
David Blight
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...