Spring 2015 Newsletter

August 12, 2015
Looking back on the spring semester, I am impressed by the level of activity sustained by the MacMillan Center and each of our councils and programs. Kenya’s most prominent anti-corruption activist and CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust, John Githongo, joined us on February 11 to give our flagship Coca...
Prince Moulay Hicham
August 12, 2015
The Program on Governance and Local Development convened its second annual conference on April 9-10, 2015, at Yale University, entitled, “Service Provision in a Changing Arab World.” The Program was founded in 2013 with generous support from the Moulay Hicham Foundation and Yale University.  It...
August 12, 2015
At the beginning of the spring semester, an interdisciplinary Russian Studies project was launched at the MacMillan Center. It is led by Paul Bushkovitch, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of History; Thomas Graham, Jackson Institute Senior Fellow; and John MacKay, Professor of Slavic Languages and...
Palagummi Sainath
August 12, 2015
In March, the South Asian Studies Council hosted Palagummi Sainath, one of the most distinguished and widely read journalists writing on rural affairs in the world today. He delivered the talk entitled, “The Everyday Lives of Everyday People: Journalism from Below in the Digital Age.” Sainath was...
Patrick Murck
August 12, 2015
On February 13, Patrick Murck, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, joined the MacMillan Center and The Politic, Yale’s undergraduate political journal, in a talk entitled “Bitcoin: Building the Digital Economy.” Prior to leading the Bitcoin Foundation, Murck served as the organization’s...
Michèle Flournoy
August 12, 2015
On February 24, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs hosted former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michèle Flournoy, for a town hall dialogue on leadership in conversation with Gen (Ret.) Stan McChrystal. Flournoy currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, and...
Christopher Hager
August 12, 2015
Christopher Hager worked on Word By Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (Harvard University Press, 2013) for about six years. On January 29, 2015, at the Yale Club of New York City, his book won the Sixteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the most outstanding nonfiction book in...
Sergei Kislyak
August 12, 2015
The European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center inaugurated its interdisciplinary Russian Studies project on February 4 with a conversation with  Sergei Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States since 2008. He spoke on the topic of bilateral relations with the U.S. In this...
August 12, 2015
On March 5-6, 2015, a distinguished group of scholars convened on campus for “Treasures from Japan: An International Conference on Pre-Modern Books & Manuscripts in the Yale University Library.” The conference was sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies, the Beinecke Rare Book &...
August 12, 2015
A group of internationally renowned scholars came to Yale for the conference, Mediterranean Crossings, on April 17-18. The Mediterranean has long been the subject of scholarly interest—from Herodotus to the study of immigration, to Europe today. During the twentieth century, towering figures such...
John Githongo
August 12, 2015
Kenya’s most prominent anti-corruption activist and CEO of Inuka Kenya Trust, John Githongo, joined the MacMillan Center on February 11 for the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture in a talk entitled “Corruption, Security, and Development: Volatile Nexus.” Githongo has dedicated his career to...
August 12, 2015
Assistant Professor Anne Eller opened the “Reframing Latin America’s Nineteenth Century” conference with a programmatic call—students, professors and scholars were encouraged to rethink or rather reconstruct the nineteenth century in order to complicate conventional timelines and geographic...
Henry Kissinger
August 12, 2015
On April 10, the Honorable Dr. Henry Kissinger joined the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for the fourth annual conference on “World Order 2025: Conflicting Visions of the International State System.” In a talk moderated by Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History...
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