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On April 23, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union, approved a €540 billion package of assistance for workers, firms, and euro area...
335 new diseases emerged between 1960 and 2004. Why weren’t we ready for this one? The following article was written by Frank Snowden, Andrew Downey Orrick Professor Emeritus of History and History...
Governments across the globe have imposed strict lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19. These measures have reduced infection rates, but also triggered the most severe economic collapse since the...
The following opinion article written by Jacob S. Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale University, and Paul Pierson, a professor of political science at the University of California at...
Written by Alison Kibbe, Teaching Fellow for the 2020 History and Culture of Cuba course, a doctoral student in African-American Studies & American Studies, and a CLAIS graduate affiliate.   For...
Cox’s Bazar, a coastal city in southeast Bangladesh, is home to about 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps. Like other forcibly displaced people across the globe — more than 70...
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Professor of History at the University of Havana, has spent the past five years at Yale as the Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor at the MacMillan Center’s...
The EU and UK negotiators met again last week, via video conference, in the third week-long round in the negotiation of their future relationship. After the round concluded Friday, both sides said...
On May 12, 2020, Richard Gilder, Jr. died.  Above all Dick was a great New Yorker, an extraordinary and generous Yale University graduate, class of 1954, and a visionary citizen and lover of the...
Rohit De, an associate professor of history, has been awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fellows receive $200,000 in philanthropic support for high-caliber...
Just as the European Commission was about to release its Spring Economic Forecast in which it says the European Union is entering a “historic recession” that will result, among other things, in...
Two months ago, Yale economist Pinelopi Goldberg wasn’t working on anything related to global health. But like many scholars, she has recently shifted her research focus to questions bearing on the...
Thomas Thurston talks with Ellen Gruber Garvey on her project titled “Ghost Stories about the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”  (Listen) Ellen Gruber Garvey is the author of Writing with Scissors:...
The following article written by Paul Bracken, professor of management and political science, appeared in The Hill on May 7, 2020. China’s nuclear strategy is more complex than most public...
The five faculty members who have been awarded this year’s Yale College Undergraduate Teaching Prizes won’t be celebrated in person, but the high praise their students heaped on them demonstrates the...
As global enterprises grapple with the impacts of the current unprecedented pandemic, the most vulnerable workers and communities in their supply chains will bear the brunt of the immediate and long-...
Yale senior Rahul Nagvekar and alumni Jude Alawa ’19 and Ariadne (Olivia) Rosenthal ’15 are among 76 international students who have been named 2020 Knight-Hennessey Scholars. This year’s Knight-...
David W. Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition,  talks with Assistant Professor Carolyn Roberts on Race, Health, and Medicine during the...
Greg Grandin ’99 Ph.D., professor of history in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has won a Pulitzer Prize in the general nonfiction category for his book “The End of the Myth: From the Frontier...
On March 24, India’s government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, closing schools and non-essential businesses, and suspending air and rail travel. That same day,...
On April 30, several of the MacMillan Center’s councils and the Yale Law School collaborated on a webinar titled “Democracy and Rise of Authoritarianism in COVID-19 World” that aimed to shine a light...
On May 1, the Council on Southeast Asia Studies and the Fox International Fellowship co-hosted an online workshop to facilitate a scholarly forum for researchers of digital Vietnam to share their...
As of April 30, there were approximately 39,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa. But public health officials fear it will only be a matter of time before infections start to rise on the world’s...
On March 2, 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 Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is pleased to announce that Sunil Amrith will succeed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics, as Chair of the South...
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is pleased to announce that Marcia Inhorn, the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International...
Seven Yale faculty members are among the artists, intellectuals, and prominent leaders newly elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for innovative accomplishments in their...
Yesterday, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the member states of the EU, met to consider the €540 billion package of assistance for workers, firms, and euro area member...
This past summer Stephanie Redden joined the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center as the 2019-2020 Modern Day Slavery and Human...
Distributing #COVID19 emergency cash payouts only using India’s digital banking program PMJDY may miss the majority of poor women Download the brief: https://t.co/4z83NN9VHd @AnjaliB @seemay @...
Three Yale faculty members are among the 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists awarded 2020 fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Edyta M. Bojanowska, Danna Singer,...
On March 26, the European Council, the heads of state or government of the European Union, met in a videoconference for the third time in less than three weeks to discuss the EU’s response to the...
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  ...
The Yale South Asian Studies Council hosted a virtual panel on harnessing research for COVID-19 Response in Pakistan on April 10. It was moderated by Sarah Khan, Assistant Professor of Political...
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...