Fall 2011 Newsletter

Yale joined the worldwide Polish celebration of the centenary of the birth of the Nobel-prize-winning poet, novelist, and diplomat Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) with a series of events. On Nov. 4-5, the European Studies Council and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, home to Miłosz’s...
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was the featured speaker in a Jackson Institute Town Hall Meeting on October 6. Napolitano began by placing the responsibilities of her department within a broader framework, explaining that there are areas where defending the homeland intersects with...
Playwright Robert Myers brought his play, Mesopotamia, to the Whitney Humanities Center on October 21 and 22 in an international collaboration between the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale, the American University in Beirut, the Whitney Humanities Center, and the World Performance Project at...
From July 31 to August 7, 2011, The University of York with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History,...
Karuna Mantena, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for Alibis of Empire (Princeton University Press, 2010). Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, was awarded the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book for ...
Since its official launch in New Delhi in November 2008, the Yale India Initiative has worked on several fronts to make Yale University a pre-eminent center for the study and teaching of India and South Asia. With over ten recent appointments of senior and junior faculty having expertise in India...
Domingo Cavallo, former minister of the economy in Argentina, spoke on September 26 on the topic, “The Financial Crisis in Europe: Lessons from Latin America.” He is credited with leading his country out of a financial crisis in 2001 by instituting the “Convertibility Plan,” which set the dollar-...
As part of the Leadership, Management and Governance Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development, Management Science for Health is launching a new partnership with the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI). Management Science for Health (MSH) is a non-profit...
On October 20, the MacMillan Center hosted a reception in Henry R. Luce Hall to celebrate the $2.5 million gift from Stephen (’73) and Ruth Hendel to Yale in support of its efforts to understand and promote good governance and innovation in Africa. Stephen Hendel is an extraordinary individual and...
From June 27-28, 2011, Yale University and Yogyakarta State University cosponsored and held the Fourth International Indonesia Forum (IIF) at Yogyakarta State University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Entitled “Enriching Future Generations: Education Promoting Indonesian Self-Development,” the...
On October 11, Former National Security Adviser under President Obama, former NATO Commander and retired U.S. Marine Corps Commandant James L. Jones spoke on the subject, “National Security in the 21st Century.” It was this year’s George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies. “It has...
The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the MacMillan Center has received a commitment of $2.5 million from the Henry Luce Foundation, enabling the institute’s director, James Levinsohn, to augment resources for priorities of the institute. The special grant is part of the Luce Foundation’s...
This summer, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to host the second annual professional development seminar, “Middle Passages: A Shared History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” that brought...
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