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The Church of St. George in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The 13th-century structure is carved from solid rock.
The Yale Religious Freedom and Society Project’s work on issues of freedom and civil society and institutions in Christian and Muslim societies of Africa has been recognized by the Center for Early...
David J. Simon
On March 17, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that “Daesh [also known as that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its...
From left: Eddie Mandhry, Yale University; Malte Lierl, Yale University; Ian Shapiro, Yale University; Ibrahim Gambari, United Nations and Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development; Mark Ogden, Aftrade SA; John Xue, Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone.
“Our views of African-Chinese relations are at least fifteen years out of date.” Such was the motivating thought expressed by Professor Ian Shapiro (Yale University) at the opening of the Yale Africa...
Jonathan Wyrtzen
How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–...
Steven Pincus
In the first in a series of conversations with Yale faculty members about the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews met with Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History, who teaches...
Ana De La O
Professor De La O’s book provides a theory and evidence to explain the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program (the most prominent type of antipoverty...
Lagos, Nigeria
To integrate African, Chinese, and global perspectives, Yale University has partnered with leading business schools in Africa and China to host a series of high-profile conferences on China’s impact...
Blitz the Ambassador
“Africa Salon,” Yale University’s annual festival of contemporary African arts and culture, returns to campus March 28 through April 3. Organized by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for...
Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev
On March 2 the MacMillan Center welcomed former Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev. The Ambassador, who is at Yale as a Visiting Fellow, was joined by professors Thomas Graham...
As the turmoil in the Middle East worsens, the fate of the Palestinians seems to have been put on the diplomatic back burner. Indeed, the two-state solution has been on life-support since Israel’s...
Last night 80 graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty packed inside the second floor of the MacMillan Center for a special Super Tuesday election event.  Many of the attendees traded...
Michael Dove
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet also seemingly intractable. This book offers novel insights on this contemporary challenge, drawing together the state-of-the-...