Fall 2010 Newsletter

watch video “Americans are going to have to adjust to a new reality” was the take-home message from journalist Fareed Zakaria ’86, who took part in a discussion with President Richard C. Levin on September 20 at the Whitney Humanities Center. The event was part of the celebration launching the...
Five of the area studies councils (Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East) of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale have been awarded a total of more than $9 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education based on the grant...
The financial woes of the Greek economy were the topic of a lecture by Tassos Belessiotis, organized by the Hellenic Studies Program at the MacMillan Center. The talk, which was a follow-up to a panel sponsored by the Program in late April, put Greece’s crisis into the perspective of parallel...
The Twelfth Annual John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies was delivered on October 27 by Hiroshi Ishida, Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, The University of Tokyo. Ishida is a leading expert on social inequality in Japan. The public lecture and reception were sponsored...
watch video Muhtar Kent, President and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, with Coca-Cola World Fellows at Yale. This year’s Coca-Cola lecture at the MacMillan Center on October 4 was given by the President and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Muhtar Kent. His topic was “Who Will Drive the 21st Century...
Yale President Rick Levin introduced Paul Krugman (’74), winner of the 2008 Nobel prize in economics, and bestowed on him Yale’s own Henry Elias Howland Memorial Medal, at a program on November 9 in Sprague Hall, sponsored by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Levin, an economist himself,...
Flynt Leverett, who worked in the arenas of diplomacy and national security during several U.S. administrations, is teaching in the international relations program at the Jackson Center for Global Affairs. He spoke on October 25 on the topic, “American Grand Strategy in the Middle East: On the Road...
watch video From left: Ambassador George Herbert Walker III; Sir John Major; Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director, MacMillan Center; Ernesto Zedillo, Frederick Iseman 74 Director, Center for the Study of Globalization. John Major, who succeeded fellow Conservative Margaret Thatcher as Prime...
Yale College faculty approved a new Global Affairs major on December 2. Administered by the Jackson Institute, the new major will focus on an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary global affairs. The stand alone major will have two tracks: international development and international...
While Yale’s offerings in Spanish and Portuguese are well-known, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies also promotes the learning of lesser known languages of Latin America, most notably with their flourishing Nahuatl language program. Nahuatl, commonly recognized as the language of the...
Applause broke out at the fall meeting of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) when Professor Noël Valis announced that the doctoral program in Yale’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese had been ranked #1 in the nation by the National Research Council. Of the 60 doctoral...
Undergraduates take their Class on the Road — to South Africa A group of freshmen and sophomores taking Sandra Sanneh’s spring course Language and Identity in South Africa decided that they wanted to see the evidence for themselves. They wrote a proposal and drew up a budget, and after receiving...
Tomorrow’s global citizens are honing their leadership skills today at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which celebrated its official opening Sept. 19-20. The institute is working to internationalize Yale’s teaching curriculum across the campus, attract the most talented students and...
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