Spring 2010 Newsletter

Shapiro Italy Newsletter Director
As the spring semester draws to a close, the MacMillan Center family is able to look back on four months of substantial accomplishment. Our new Jackson Institute for Global Affairs announced the appointment of Rakesh Mohan as Senior Fellow. Mohan is one of India’s preeminent economists and he will...
August 12, 2015
On April 15, journalist David Brooks of the Mexican newspaper La Jornada shared a reporter’s perspective on the current contours of U.S.-Mexican relations. Brooks organized his presentation around the theme of “collateral damage.” While U.S. and Mexican policymakers celebrate their common agendas,...
From left: Ian Shapiro, Judge Goldstone.
Judge Richard Goldstone gave the George Herbert Walker Jr. lecture in International Studies on January 27. He spoke to a packed Luce Hall on the subject of “Accountability for War Crimes.” Goldstone is well qualified to address this topic, having served as chief prosecutor for war crimes tribunals...
Frederick Douglass Book Prize Event Group
Over 200 guests braved a New York City snowstorm on February 25 to attend the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Eleventh Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize dinner honoring Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark, Professor of Law at New York Law School, and Visiting Professor...
From left: Ian Shapiro, Joseph Fox, Julia Adams.
Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and Professor in International and Area Studies, has been appointed by Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director at the MacMillan Center, to serve as the first Joseph C. Fox Director of the Fox International Fellowship. This appointment was made possible by a generous...
Book Prize Winners, Charles Walton, Assistant Professor of History and Steven Pincus, Professor of History.
Charles Walton, Assistant Professor of History, has been awarded the 2010 Gaddis Smith International Book Prize by the MacMillan Center for his book, Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution: The Culture of Calumny & the Problem of Free Speech (Oxford University Press, 2008). Steven...
Henry Luce
Two biographers of Henry R. Luce met on March 25 in the building that bears his name, and had a conversation about Luce and the 20th century before a capacity crowd. President Richard Levin, in his introduction, noted that just three years after Luce graduated from Yale in 1920, he and a fellow...
Former Lithuanian president, Valdas Adamkus
Former Lithuanian president, Valdas Adamkus, spoke at the MacMillan Center to a capacity crowd on April 15 on “The Role of Education in Post-Soviet Development,” but, as he began his talk, he urged his audience to rethink old labels and definitions, like “post-Soviet.” “When you visit Vilnius – the...
Timothy Brook, Professor of History, University of British Columbia
On January 19, the 50th Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture was given by Timothy Brook, Professor of History, University of British Columbia, on “Forging Value: The Production of Luxury Commodities in Late Ming China.” Professor Brook spoke about the diary of a 17th-century art connoisseur, Li...
Picture of Somini Sengupta
“A lot of [India’s] challenges can be measured in the lives of children,” Somini Sengupta said during her talk Freedom’s Future: Learning and Destiny in India Today on February 10. The talk was part of the South Asian Studies Council colloquia series. Sengupta, former Delhi Bureau Chief of The New...
Professor Thomas Pogge
How does a promising idea become a political reality? Professor Thomas Pogge, director of the Global Justice Program, is confronting this question head-on as the leader of an international campaign to reform the global system of intellectual property rights for medicine. The promising idea is a...
China-Africa Elephant Sculpture
On April 22-23, a symposium entitled “The ‘New Scramble for Africa?’: Contemporary Formations Between China and Africa” brought scholars, journalists, and practitioners from the US and beyond to the MacMillan Center. The goal of the symposium, which was convened by Kamari Clarke, Chair of the Yale...
James Levinsohn, newly appointed as the inaugural Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, is a specialist on international economics and economic development whose projects have included studying the impact of HIV/AIDS on unemployment in South Africa and working with Sudanese refugees...
Sara Fingal, Doctoral Student at Brown University, discusses conflicts over the development of Cabrillo Beach in Los Angeles, California.
Environmental History at Yale hosted a one-day conference on “Social Conflict and Environmental Change in Comparative and Historical Perspective” on April 17. The conference engaged 55 graduate students and faculty from 20 northeastern colleges and universities in an examination of the intersection...
 Rakesh Mohan
Yale University President Richard C. Levin recently announced the appointment of Rakesh Mohan as Professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance in the Yale School of Management, and as Senior Fellow in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. An eminent...
Rolena Adorno, the Ruben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Stuart B. Schwartz, the George Burton Adams Professor of History and the Chair of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies
Two Yale professors have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Latin American literary studies and history. Rolena Adorno, the Ruben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S....
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