Fall 2009 Newsletter

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As we approach the fifth year of our new identity as the MacMillan Center, the progress that has been accomplished is remarkable. We have seen a dramatic expansion in all areas of Yale’s effort to extend its global reach, including the volume of international courses offered, the number of...
James Levinsohn
Yale University President Richard C. Levin has named James Levinsohn to be the first director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the MacMillan Center, effective February 1, 2010. The Jackson Institute will offer courses and core teaching programs in international affairs, career...
Pandit Vijay Kumar Kichlu is an exponent of the Agra Gharana, and later served as the Executive Director of the prestigious Sangeet (Music) Research Academy (SRA) in Kolkata, India, where he was guided by some of the most prominent musicians in recent generations. He was the recipient of the 2007 Natak Akademi award for Hindustani Classical Music, the most prestigious award in India in this field. Also an exponent of the Agra Gharana, Subhra Guha is one of India’s leading female singers.
Pandit Vijay Kichlu and Subhra Guha gave a lecture and demonstration of Indian classical music at the Whitney Humanities Center on September 9. After being introduced by Sarah Weiss of the Yale Department of Music, Kichlu explained that the demonstration would focus on the North-Indian tradition...
The Rosenkranz family poses with University representatives. Left to right: Ian Shapiro; Susan Stokes; Stephen Hessler (son-in-law); Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz ’92, ’99 J.D. (son); Alexandra Munroe; Robert Rosenkranz; Stephanie Hessler (daughter); and Peter Salovey.
Rosenkranz Hall, the newest academic building to grace Yale’s campus, was officially dedicated on Friday, October 23, at a ceremony that brought together some 125 faculty, administrators, students, and guests to recognize Yale benefactors Robert Rosenkranz ’62 and his wife, Alexandra Munroe, for...
Contemporary rebel groups face common problems involving civilians living in areas they control. Among these is civilian governance, which can be defined as the creation of organizational structures to regulate civilian social and political life within a specific territory. The Program on Order,...
Democracy, Islam, and Women’s Rights in Morocco
Moroccan Parliamentarian Fatiha Layadi says that reforms to her country’s family law are “revolutionary in terms of women’s rights.” But women there still have a long way to go to reach gender equality. Layadi delivered the 17th Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale titled, “Democracy, Islam and...
Hellenic Studies Poster
In May 2009, the Hellenic Studies Program organized a two-day international conference entitled “The Challenge of Reform in Greece, 1974-2009: Assessment and Prospects.” Focusing on the state of Greek reforms in the economy, society and polity, scholars from the fields of Political Science, History...
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The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) of the American Anthropological Association held an international conference, “Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity,” at Yale University from September 24-27, 2009. It brought together more than 1,000...
Red Tourism Montage
On September 17-20, the Council on East Asian Studies hosted a conference planned in collaboration with Cambridge University and Tsinghua University, the second in a series of gatherings meant to strengthen inter-institutional and interdisciplinary ties. The first of these conferences, held at...
RosenKranz Building
On October 24, former and current members of the Political Science and MacMillan Center communities reunited to celebrate the opening of Rosenkranz Hall, their new home, with two symposia. The core of this celebration was the discussion of the past, present, and future of political science,...
International Book Prizes Winners, Tina Lu & Thad Dunning
Thad Dunning, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been awarded the 2009 Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Tina Lu, Professor of Chinese Literature, has been...
Argentina voting montage
A research team led by Professors Thad Dunning and Susan Stokes, political scientists active in the Council on Latin America and Iberian Studies (CLAIS), conducted research in several provinces of Argentina, with CLAIS’ support. The focus of the research was to understand the role of party “brokers...
The MacMillan Center’s Council on Middle East Studies (CMES), in conjunction with the University of Oxford Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group, hosted an international, interdisciplinary conference on “Islam and the Biotechnologies of Human Life”...
Gilder Lehrman Center Group of Workers
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, in collaboration with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and the National Museums Liverpool, held its first annual international teachers institute, “Middle Passages: A Shared History of the Trans-Atlantic...
Ambassador Abderahman Salaheldin
On October 22, Ambassador Abderahman Salaheldin, Egypt’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed the potential for collaboration between the Arab world and the United States to work for peace in the Middle East in his lecture titled “The Arab World and the United States: Hindering...
On October 20, a debate entitled “Experimental Methods in the Social Sciences” brought together more than 200 students and faculty from departments in the social sciences to hear perspectives on field experimentation, a methodology gaining popularity with scholars in these disciplines. Faculty...
World Religion Globalization Logo
From November 12-14, the Women, Religion, and Globalization Project at Yale hosted the Women, Religion, and Globalization Conference, bringing women from around the world to examine the intersections of these three themes. The conference included panels on economics, security, peace-building,...
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The Council on Middle East Studies (CMES), part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is proud to be the fall 2009 host of “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World,” an international exhibition designed to challenge stereotypes and...
Religious Revitalizations Lecture Series Poster
This fall, the Council on African Studies (CAS) and Center for Transnational Cultural Analysis launched the speaker series, “Contemporary Religious Revitalizations: The Making of Subjectivity in Africa and Beyond.” The series, supported by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, has brought...
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