Spring 2014 Newsletter

May 1, 2015
Since President Salovey announced Yale’s enhanced focus on Africa in his inaugural speech, there have been a number of exciting developments on campus and on the continent. Yale was selected as one of 20 academic institutions each to host a cohort of 25 emerging leaders from Africa this...
Andrew Nathan
May 1, 2015
On February 6, Andrew Nathan, Columbia University Professor of Political Science, presented the 54th Annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. His subject was one that scores of economists, politicians, and academics have attempted to...
James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005
May 1, 2015
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization hosted a colloquium on African human and economic development April 13-15 titled Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again? Conceived by Center Director Ernesto Zedillo, it was the second in a series of colloquia whose...
From left: Vladimir Alexandrov, Alan Mikhail, Ian Shapiro, Jennifer Van Vleck, and Fabian Drixler
May 1, 2015
Fabian Drixler, Assistant Professor of History, and Jenifer Van Vleck, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, were both awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book. Drixler was awarded the prize for Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan,...
  The University of Ghana has become the newest partner institution to join the Fox International Fellowships. In an agreement signed by Yale University President Peter Salovey and the University of Ghana Vice Chancellor Ernest Aryeetey at a conference about economic development in Africa, the...
Prince Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco
The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) was launched on May 1-2 at Yale University with the inaugural conference titled “Mapping Local Governance.” The Program fosters innovative research that breaks new ground in the understandings of governance and development issues focused on the...
Husain Haqqani
Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States, delivered a lecture on the U.S.-Pakistani relationship on February 4 in Luce Hall sponsored by the Jackson Institute. The lecture, titled, “U.S.-Pakistan Relations: An Epic History of Misunderstanding,” argued that the United...
Henry Kissinger
In March, the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy hosted a two-day conference on “Europe at a Crossroads: The Future of Europe and Its Role in the International System” featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.  This was the third such conference of the Johnson...
Richard Lugar
Former Indiana senator Richard Lugar presented the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on January 14. Sponsored by the MacMillan Center, his lecture was titled “Modern American Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World.” Lugar is president of the Lugar Center, a nonprofit...
The third Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies Conference was held at Yale University on March 14-16, 2014. Exploring the ecological, social and political challenges facing a region that divides and connects the two great Asian superpowers, China and India, the conference attracted more than...
Edward Luck
Approximately twenty years ago, on April 6, 1994, a plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down over Kigali, Rwanda, thereby setting in motion a three-month episode in which Rwandan Tutsis were explicitly targeted for extermination, and in which as many as a million Rwandans...
Alcinda Honwana
On February 28, Professors Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University’s Conflict, Resilience and Health Program, the Department of Anthropology, and Alex de Waal from the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts, co-convened a workshop to assess how young people across Africa are...
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