Past Events

Podcaster and Reporter, Washington Post
April 26, 2024
A Conversation with Martine Powers
Freelance Journalist
April 25, 2024
Invisible Republic: An Artsakh Journalist Caught in the Crossfire

Film screening of invisible republic followed by Q&A with Lika and light dinner reception catered by Koffee.

Cosponsored by the Genocide Studies Department.

Jeff VanderMeer: Novelist and Writer; Banu Subramaniam: Luella LaMer Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College; Tory Stephens: Climate Fiction Creative Manager and Brand Community Partnerships Manager at Grist Magazine
April 25, 2024
Writing at the Limits of Narrative: A Panel on Climate Change

Co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center, 320 York Fund, Yale Seminar in Religious Studies (YSRS), Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Dean’s Fund, Yale School of the Environment (YSE),  Yale English Department, Yale Program in the History of Science and Medicine (HSHM), Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), and the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities.

Head of Center for Climate and Foreign Policy, German Council; Foreign Relations; Political Commentator on Climate Policy; Book Author
April 25, 2024
The Right to Remain and the Freedom to Go – Human Migration in a Changing Climate
Emanuele Berry: Executive Editor of This American Life; Alicia M. DeSantis: Deputy Editor at The New York Times; David Kofahl: Director of Interactives at The New Yorker
April 24, 2024
The State of Audio/Visual Journalism: A Talk with The New York Times, The New Yorker, and This American Life

Co-sponsored by the Yale Journalism Initiative and Timothy Dwight

April 21, 2024
Secular Buddhism and the Timeless: A Conversation with Stephen Batchelor and Bhikkhu Santi

Join us for a public installment of an ongoing, unlikely conversation between the instigator of Secular Buddhism and a free-range but fully-ordained Theravada monk. Stephen and Ven. Santi will discuss Buddha, Socrates and Us: Notes for an Ethics of Uncertainty (Stephen’s forthcoming book, from Yale
University Press); meanings of monasticism from and for science-informed, politics-alert viewpoints; writing and the creative life; and the import of ancient wisdom for our contemporary moment. Finally, we will invite your questions and reflections to broaden the conversation.

Co-sponsored by Yale Buddhist Life, The Good Life Center, and the Franke Program on Science and the Humanities

Photographer, Professor, Alumnae
April 19, 2024
Distinguished Artist Colloquium

Internationally renowned artists An-My Lê, Olu Oguibe and Marie Watt will be in dialogue, followed by a question and answer. A colloquium moderated by Meleko Mokgosi, Director of Graduate Studies. Sponsored by the Belonging at Yale Grant & the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale. 

Jonathan Dienst, Chief Justice Contributor for NBC News and Chief Investigative Reporter for WNBC-TV in New York; Asha Rangappa, former Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI and Assistant Dean at the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs
April 12, 2024
In conversation: Jonathan Dienst and Asha Rangappa on assessing threats to national security and the nature of criminal and counterintelligence investigations
Journalist and Mapmaker, The New York Times
April 3, 2024
Visualizing the Beloved City: Telling Stories About Cities Through Maps, Charts and Diagrams

Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture, Urban Studies Department, and Yale Journalism Initiative.

Author, Professor, Columnist, Speaker
April 3, 2024
Media Matters: Aging and the Press

Lunch will be provided for in-person only & RSVP is needed.

Please RSVP to by April 2nd @ noon.

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