Spring 2012 Newsletter

Looking back on the spring semester, I am awed by the quantity and quality of the activities that took place over the past few months at the MacMillan Center. Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States, delivered the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. He offered his...
At the beginning of the academic year, the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought, an organization of political theorists, moved its headquarters to Yale University, where Political Science faculty members Bryan Garsten and Karuna Mantena serve as the organization’s new co-...
The annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture hosted Aristos Doxiadis, a renowned Greek economist and entrepreneur who offered an incisive fresh approach into the micro-origins of the Greek financial and socioeconomic crisis. Contrary to economic “seismologists,” who tend to place causes of the...
The Ethiopian Hospital Alliance for Quality (EHAQ) was launched in early April by the African nation’s Ministry of Health and key partners, including Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI). GHLI has been working with the Ethiopian ministry to improve hospital-level management for more than...
From April 13–15, 2012, scholars from around the world gathered at Yale’s Anthropology department for a conference addressing emergent trends of fatherhood in an increasingly globalized world. The disciplinary backgrounds of the participants were quite diverse, including anthropology, sociology,...
In 1765 Ezra Stiles, American scientist and later President of Yale, asked Benjamin Franklin, then serving as U.S. envoy to France, to deliver a letter to Mikhail Lomosonov, the eminent Russian scientist and founder of Moscow State University (MSU). Lomosonov died before the letter could be...
“Expect the unexpected” were the words Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States, used to describe the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Hart delivered the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and...
Henry A. Kissinger noted that the first conference convened by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy “affirms my belief that Yale will serve as an excellent home for studies on international relations.” President Richard C. Levin and statesman Henry A. Kissinger participated in a...
Former Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Henry “Hank” Paulson sat down with General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) on February 28 for a conversation about leadership sponsored by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Seated in two comfortable chairs at the front of Luce auditorium, McCrystal...
On February 8, 2012, the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University welcomed renowned art historian Nicole Rousmaniere to deliver the Thirteenth Annual John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies. Rousmaniere is the Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and...
This spring, The John K. Castle Fund for Ethics and International Affairs and the Edward J. and Dorothy Kempf Fund partnered with the Council of Latin American and Iberian Studies to organize the conference “Walls and Fences: The Politics and Ethics of Border Barriers.” Professor Paulina Ochoa...
At the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, part of its mission is to explore solutions to problems that, even if they do not result directly from integration, are global in nature, and can therefore be effectively addressed only through international cooperation. Within this category of...
On March 29, 2012, as part of the ongoing sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a roundtable discussion about the contested nature and changing character of the Civil War’s memory in American culture....
Picture of the event schedule
To address the long, complex, and occasionally counterintuitive history of democracy in Latin America, the Latin American Studies programs of Yale University, Columbia University, and New York University organized two coordinated conferences in 2011. Continuing the conversations that were initiated...
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