Spring 2011 Newsletter

Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director
As this academic year draws to a close, I would like to draw your attention to just a few of the events organized by the Councils at the MacMillan Center that examined some of the more pressing issues in our world today. Some of the highlights: the Council on Middle East Studies and the Arab...
A panel of four Middle East experts discussed the democratic uprisings in the region on February 8 in the law school auditorium. It was post-revolution in Tunisia and mid-revolution in Egypt, before President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Adria Lawrence (Yale University) set the stage for later...
The Council on Middle East Studies and the Arab Students Association at Yale held a Middle East Teach-In Series during the spring semester. From Morocco to Iran, the regions of the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing a tremendous wave of political and economic unrest. The past few months...
State Representative Roland Lemar presents a medal to a New Haven Regional History Day student.   More than 250 teachers, judges, volunteers, students and their family members met at Wilbur Cross High School on Saturday, March 26, to participate in the New Haven regional competition for National...
On March 5, more than 70 area K-12 teachers and community college faculty and students took over Luce Hall for a program packed with lectures and workshops as PIER (Programs in International Educational Resources at Yale) and the European Studies Council held their seventh “Teach Europe Seminar.”...
World Bank President Robert Zoellick made his first-ever visit to Yale on February 9 to have a public conversation about the world economic crisis, globalization and related topics with Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, before a full house in the Luce Hall...
In the wake of the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis in Japan, the Council on East Asian Studies worked closely with the Yale Japanese community, student groups, and other units on campus, to organize several events that examined the impact of the...
Over the past two years, Greece, then Ireland, then Portugal, and then Greece again, have had to obtain large amounts of financial assistance from the EU and IMF. Recently, the crisis has spread to Italy and Spain, and some observers doubt the eurozone will survive. Where do things stand now?...
On October 24, 2011, the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University welcomed renowned sinologist Ching Kwan Lee to campus to deliver the 52nd Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture. Lee is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles Her research focuses on the “...
A symposium entitled, “What is Caribbean Studies: Prisms, Paradigms, and Practices,” organized by Professors Hazel Carby, Kamari Clarke and David Scott, was held at the Whitney Humanities Center on April 1-2, bringing together scholars and students in the field from around the country and beyond....
From left: Lewis Lehrman, Martha Hodes, David Blight, Ned Blackhawk, Judith Carney, Richard Rosomoff, and Richard Gilder. More than 250 guests gathered at the Yale Club in New York City on February 24 to attend the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Twelfth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize dinner...
John Dunn, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at King’s College, Cambridge, delivered this year’s Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs, a series of four talks entitled, “Beyond the Democratic Maze,” during two weeks in April. He set out to clarify the meaning of the term democracy, “the...
On January 25, the Council on East Asian Studies welcomed world-renowned sinologist Rudolf G. Wagner to campus to deliver the 51st Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture. Professor Wagner is Senior Professor for Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and Co-Director of the...
On March 28, Iran expert Hillary Leverett, a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute and CEO of Strategic Energy and Global Analysis (STRATEGA), a political risk consultancy, gave a lecture at the MacMillan Center entitled, “Iran, the Middle East and the Changing Balance of Power.” She said there’s...
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