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Complete with question and answer sessions, a networking cocktail event and more, the second annual Yale Africa Film Festival will showcase films of Africa and its diaspora this weekend. Organized by...
With time running out in the extension to Oct. 31 of the UK’s exit date the EU granted last April, yet another chapter was opened this week in the long-running Brexit saga. On Monday, after several...
On October 22, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance (GLC) at the MacMillan Center hosted a book talk with Raymond O. Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin...
For the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs in October, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale hosted Douglas Rae, Richard Ely Professor of...
Ben Taub, a staff writer for The New Yorker, will deliver a talk on Thursday, Oct. 31 on the political implications of the United States’ withdrawal from Syria and the current state of Iraq. He will...
Poverty, not war-related trauma, drives cognitive deficits in young people displaced by conflict, according to a new Yale-led study of adolescents affected by the crisis in Syria.  The study,...
The following article, written by Ella Goldblum, appeared in the October 23, 2019, Yale Daily News: At a Tuesday panel, experts of Canadian studies examined the country’s politics, a topic of...
As a general rule, Yale puts little stock in external rankings. But every now and again, when there’s especially good news, it’s hard not to boast just a little. And so we report that Timothy Snyder...
Last Thursday, after a week-long marathon of virtually non-stop negotiation prompted by the three-hour meeting of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Wirral on...
Yesterday morning, after a week-long negotiating marathon and only a few hours before the meeting of the European Council, the EU and the UK agreed on a withdrawal agreement that contains a modified...
Phyllis Mugadza ’21 B.S. says she wasn’t entirely familiar with the U.S. college experience when attending high school in Zimbabwe, but when she learned about the Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS)...
Douglas Rae, Richard Ely Professor of Management Emeritus at Yale, will give a series of three lectures this month on “Capitalism: Knowledge Drives Wealth” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World...
For more than a week after the UK gave the EU a 44-page draft legal text of a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, it appeared highly unlikely they would be able to agree on a modified...
The following article written by Marci Shore, an associate professor of history at Yale, appeared in the October 12 issue of Foreign Policy. Professor Shore is the author of “The Taste of Ashes: The...
Twenty first-year students sit around a crowded dining room table in Pauli Murray College, mulling over “A Song on How My Thatched Roof Was Ruined by the Autumn Wind,” a work by the prominent 8th...
The following article written by Giovanna Truong appeared in the Oct. 7, 2019 issue of the Yale Daily News: In a darkened Luce Hall, frames showing vibrant animation — like soaring drone shots —...
From September 27-29 Marcia C. Inhorn, CMES Chair and William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, hosted the international conference-workshop “(Un)Settling Middle...
With the Brexit clock continuing to tick, second by second, toward midnight on Oct. 31, and time running out as well for submission by the UK of a proposal regarding the Irish backstop that could be...
The following opinion piece written by Marius Kothor,  a Ph.D. student in history and a graduate afilliate with the Council on African Studies, appeared in the October 2 issue of The New York Times....
“What is it about this moment we’re living in, not just the Trump moment but a longer moment, that makes it possible finally to talk so seriously about slavery in public ways?” David Blight, Sterling...
Urjit R. Patel (Ph.D. ’90), former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be a recipient of this year’s Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal for his outstanding achievements and contribution to...
This past Friday, students and Yale community members traversing Cross Campus were greeted by an enormous red, blue, and yellow truck full to bursting with an array of brightly packaged chocolate...
After 37 years in the Singaporean foreign service, Bilahari Kausikan, now the Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, has a message for the world’s major powers...
The story of the team’s plight made international news and gained support from U.S. legislators and the president. And it set in motion a collaboration between Yale and the team’s coach, entrepreneur...
Extraordinary! Historic! Stunning! Those were the words that first came to mind yesterday morning as Lady Hale, the President of the UK Supreme Court, read the court’s unanimous decision that Prime...
This is “everything that is wrong about how we think about international development,” said Rory Stewart, British MP and former Secretary of State for International Development.  Stewart was...
“The concept of home is akin to the concept of identity,” said Karen M. Teoh. It is “always subject to choice and change.” At her lecture in Henry R. Luce Hall on September 20, Karen M. Teoh,...
Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, one of Singapore’s top diplomats, will present the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Monday, September 30. Titled “How to Think about...
Since 1946, Italy has had more than 65 governments, on average about one every 13 months. And over the last four years, Spain has had three elections. It’s perhaps not surprising, then, that another...
Today, the UK Supreme Court will start hearing appeals of the conflicting decisions of three lower courts in regard to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament from...
The 2019 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes will come to Yale on Wednesday, Sept. 18 for a three-day literary festival where they will share their work, engage in conversation on a...
Thanks to the generous support of the MacMillan Center Pre-Dissertation Research Grant and the Council on African Studies’ Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa I have had the opportunity to...
Last night, in a tumultuous scene as opposition MPs objected and sought to block his departure, John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, led government MPs to the House of Lords for...
Three Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Two faculty members received the Gustav Ranis...
Thousands of years before humans began burning fossil fuels, they had indelibly altered the natural world through foraging, herding animals, and farming, according to a new study by an international...
This summer I arrived in the land of my ancestors for the first time. After hearing about Vietnam for the past eighteen years, I have had the chance to experience her for myself. What better way to...
In July 1944, representatives of the 44 Allied nations gathered at a resort hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to plan the post-war international monetary and financial order. The resulting...
John Bercow, the Speaker of the British House of Commons, said it was a “constitutional outrage…an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians.”  Lord Heseltine, a...
Jing Tsu, newly named as the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, is a cultural and literary historian of modern China. Tsu is the first...
Last Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk, expressing his hope that the UK would leave the EU with a deal on Oct. 31 rather than without one,...