Fall 2015 Newsletter

December 7, 2015
From the Charleston church shooting to the Syrian refugee crisis, to the Paris massacre, the past several months have been particularly difficult ones, both on the home front and abroad. A number of events were organized at the MacMillan Center to address these deeply disturbing situations. In...
December 7, 2015
The Russian Studies Project that was launched in January 2015 at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been awarded $200,000 by Carnegie Corporation of New York to focus on “New Directions in Russian Studies.” The goal of the interdisciplinary...
December 7, 2015
On November 6, the MacMillan Center hosted Under Secretary General and Executive Director of U.N.-Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, to deliver a lecture and participate in a conversation on gender and violence with faculty and students.  An avid proponent of human rights, equality, and social...
Deborah Bräutigam
December 7, 2015
On March 15, 2008, The Economist released a magazine titled “The New Colonialists.” Across the iconic front cover, eight travelers sit atop camels trudging through the Sahara; the leader of them firmly holds in his right hand the flag of China. It caused a stir, especially in the United States. It...
Anne-Marie Slaughter
December 7, 2015
Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America, has been planning her new book, The Chessboard and the Web, since 2009. She shared its contents for the first time at the MacMillan Center during the second of this year’s Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs in a three-part series...
Seyla Benhabib
December 7, 2015
It is almost impossible to check the news and not see a new article about the Syrian refugee crisis. Reports and images illustrating the atrocities of the situation flood the media. The only thing missing is solutions. The MacMillan Center – aided by the European Studies Council, the European Union...
December 7, 2015
In October, a diverse group of scholars, journalists, farmers and chefs gathered in Henry R. Luce Hall for a three-day interdisciplinary conference on a singular subject: the pig. Jointly convened by Yale’s Program in Agrarian Studies, the Yale Sustainable Food Program, and the Duke University...
December 7, 2015
“At times the past explodes in the present,” began David Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC) at the MacMillan Center. In June, nine African American people were murdered in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The...
December 7, 2015
Two Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Tariq Thachil, assistant professor of political science, was awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book for Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How...
Frances McCall Rosenbluth
December 7, 2015
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, with support from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership, has launched a planned five-year effort titled, “Japan at the Crossroads: Yale Project on Japan’s Politics and Diplomacy.”
 
 “We are grateful...
Richard Albert
December 4, 2015
Richard Albert (Yale College ’00 and Yale Law School ’03), a Canadian-born constitutional law professor at Boston College, writes about his role as the 2015-16 Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor at the MacMillan Center. In September 1997, Ramsay Cook came to Yale as the inaugural Canadian...
December 4, 2015
The MacMillan Center, with support from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership, kicked off its five-year project, “Japan at the Crossroads: Yale Project on Japan’s Politics and Diplomacy,” with an event titled “The Arc of Post-World War II Japanese Diplomacy: A Conversation” on...
Giuliano Amato
December 3, 2015
“I don’t know the future, but I know that Europe has a future.”    So began Honorable Giuliano Amato, former Italian Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and sitting judge on the Italian Constitutional Court, in his talk titled “The Future of the EU” on September 29. Amato spoke to a room full of...
David Mayhew
December 3, 2015
David Mayhew, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, who is widely considered one of the leading scholars on the American Congress, gave a series of three lectures in September on “The Imprint of Congress” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs. They focused on three themes...
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