Fall 2012 Newsletter

Over the course of the fall semester, the MacMillan Center has been very fortunate to be able to host a number of policy and scholarly luminaries who lectured on a wide range of topics. In September, Myanmar democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at Yale as part of...
During his visit to the campus on November 13, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged the United States to strengthen its partnership with the United Nations in addressing international issues such as hunger, human rights, climate change, education, and violence, and urged his Yale...
On Friday, November 2, the Council on East Asian Studies held a special roundtable discussion on “China and the American Election,” with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Originally planned as part of the October 29, 2012 CHINA Town Hall,...
Ambassador Ryan Crocker, a statesman whose distinguished diplomatic career spanned four presidencies and who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for service to his country, has been named Yale’s first Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy....
Gundula Kreuzer, Associate Professor of Music, was awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for Verdi and The Germans (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Susan Hyde, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Alan Mikhail, Assistant Professor of History, were both...
Beginning in January 2013, the MacMillan Center will provide up to $20,000 each for eight doctoral field research recruitment packages to support Yale’s efforts to attract the best possible Ph.D. students who plan to focus their work in international, comparative and area studies fields. The...
Myanmar (also known as Burma) democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at Yale on September 27 as part of her first U.S. tour since leaving house arrest. She lectured about the rule of law and Burma’s road to democracy to a packed Sprague Hall crowd. “Through our...
This year, the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) returned to Yale for its annual fall meeting. Enthusiasm was high in William L. Harkness Hall on November 3, when more than 100 professors, researchers, and graduate students–eighteen of them current Yale faculty and students–...
Big issues were at stake as Raghuram Rajan, author of the award-winning book Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, and recently named chief economic adviser to the government of India, delivered the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture to the university community....
On September 10, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture hosted Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, a renowned expert on Greek history and culture who offered a fresh approach into a critical decade of Greek modern history. The talk is organized by the Hellenic Studies Program at the MacMillan Center...
Samar Yazbek, a Syrian journalist and dissident, is on a crusade to build international support for the Syrian rebel forces. As part of her first tour of the United States, Yazbek spoke on September 19 at Luce Hall about her experiences and offered thoughts on the war engulfing the Arab nation. “I...
Chibli Mallat, lawyer, professor, democracy activist, and a former candidate for presidency in Lebanon in 2006, gave a presentation on the “constitutional moment” in the Middle East as the Visiting Professor of Law and the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Yale Law School. It...
As part of a major renovation and expansion project which was completed in December 2012, the Yale University Art Gallery has created a new installation of the arts of Islam designed to complement the broad spectrum of Yale courses that examine aspects of Islamic art, culture, society, history,...
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