Fall 2013 Newsletter

For more than half a century, Yale professors have been in the forefront of research on Africa and partnerships in Africa. Yale seeks to deepen that involvement in Africa as a part of our goal of becoming a truly global university. Our efforts are university-wide. Our goal is to increase Yale...
July 11, 2013
On October 28, the Council on East Asian Studies hosted the seventh annual CHINA Town Hall, organized by the National Committee on U.S.–China Relations, featuring a special webcast conversation with Madeleine K. Albright (64th United States Secretary of State) followed by a local panel discussion...
At the crux of the Syrian crisis – when the United States was deliberating whether to strike Syrian military targets in response to an August 21 chemical attack – the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) hosted a panel of five international relations experts on September 10 to analyze the path...
Immanuel Wallerstein
Making sense of the world-system since 1945 is no small task. When Immanuel Wallerstein – acclaimed American sociologist and social scientist – spoke before a standing-room-only Luce Hall audience on November 18, he joked “I would tell you my story of the world-system since 1500, but, frankly, I...
Marwan Muasher
The biggest lesson of the Arab Spring? That “nations must develop national identities that trump factions,” according to Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Former Foreign Minister of Jordan. Muasher, who was the first Jordanian ambassador to...
Thomas Donilon
How does one brief the President of the United States every morning on the world’s developments in just 30 minutes? Thomas Donilon – former National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration – reflected on this question while featured in a Jackson Institute Town Hall meeting on November 4. “...
The Fox International Fellowship Program – which boasts almost 500 alumni – marked its 25th anniversary with a luncheon in honor of Joseph Carrere Fox ’38 and Alison Barbour Fox, as well as the friends and supporters of the fellowship. Based at Yale, the Fox Fellowship Program is a direct, two-way...
Marc Grossman
“America needed not only policy in Afghanistan but also the future of diplomacy. We tried to approach key matters as a whole, deal with them comprehensively, and help lay the foundation for a better future for Afghans, for the region to move forward,” Ambassador Marc Grossman explained during his...
Seymour Hersh
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh gave a scathing assessment of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in a November 12 campus talk, during which he discussed secret military initiatives, the subversion of the U.S. Constitution, the...
"Holding on to our Roots" Martha Ramirez Oropeza
For six weeks during the summer of 2013, Yale became an international center for the study of Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs of Central Mexico before the Spanish conquest, and a language still spoken by over one million native speakers in Mexico today.  The result of a collaboration between...
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