Past Events

Former Emmy Award-Winning CNN Producer and Senior Associate at Skdknickerbocker
April 11, 2019
Politics and the Press: Conversation with Rachael Shackelford

Co-sponsored by the Yale College Democrats

April 10, 2019
A guest speaker event for National Youth HIV/AIDs Awareness Day

Join us for a conversation with Louie Ortiz-Fonseca & Lincoln Mondy of Advocates for Youth and Juancarlos Soto of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England & the New Haven LGBTQ Youth Task Force around reaching LGBTQ youth to address public health issues, tackle HIV/AIDs stigma, and advance LGBTQ rights.

Louie & Lincoln are the creators of the web series Kikis with Louie, a YouTube series featuring honest, deep conversations about the most challenging issues facing queer youth: relationships, sexuality, health, culture, and more. They are activists and award-winning campaign creators. Juancarlos is a local activist and artist, represents PPSNE in the New Haven LGBTQ Task Force, runs the Black & Brown Queer Camp in Connecticut, and is one of the 2019 recipients of the Dorothy Award for LGBTQ activists.

Co-sponsored by Community Health Educators, OutLaws (YLS), Out in Public (YSPH), Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale, & Planned Parenthood GenAction at Yale.

April 9, 2019
Jobs, Gender and Power Post #MeToo

Co-sponsored by the Women Faculty Forum.

Contributing Editor, The London Review of Books
April 8, 2019
Fanon in America

Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature, French, and the Theory and Media Studies Colloquium

Editor-in-Chief, Amerasia Journal
April 6, 2019
Asian American Students Alliance Founders
April 4, 2019
A conversation with David Cay Johnston Founder and Editor, DC Report; Emily Flitter, Journalist and Reporter, The New York Times; and James Henry, Contributing Editor, American Interest.

A conversation with David Cay Johnston Founder and Editor, DC Report; Emily Flitter, Journalist and Reporter, The New York Times; and James Henry, Contributing Editor, American Interest.

Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times
April 3, 2019
How to Write Op-Eds: A Workshop with NY Times Opinion Writer Michael Tomasky.

The ISPS Policy Lab will be hosting a workshop with journalist Michael Tomasky on how to write op-eds about policy and politics. This workshop is geared towards students, faculty, and others who want to learn how to write op-eds that effectively communicate their research findings and ideas about politics and public policy to the public. Tomasky will provide insights from his experience as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, as well as a columnist for The Daily Beast, and the editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. RSVP:…

Chris Arnold, NPR Correspondent; David Swensen,Yale Chief Investment Officer
April 2, 2019
A student’s guide to making wise financial choices and other tips from NPR’s “Life-Kit” Podcast
Writer, Vox Media
April 1, 2019
Branford College Tea
Artistic Director, Sister Sylvester
March 29, 2019
The Fall - A Performance Lecture by Sister Sylvester

Sister Sylvester is the ghost of a nun who haunted the first home/studio/performance venue where Sister made work, and it became the company’s name for its gender-fluid, feminist and spectral associations.

Sister Sylvester makes work, often essayistic performances, using first hand research and found documents. Sister Sylvester invite disruption into both the performance and the process, and look for dissonance and difficulty in text, image and sound. 

Sister Sylvester work with animals and technology to make cross species collaborations and cyborg theater. Their first work was about a person who was part cardboard box. Their last, the ways politics forces technology to create new hybrids where computer hardware stands in for a lover’s touch. Housekeepers become their tools of labour with arms replaced by leather brushes. Humans, jellyfish and bacteria unite in a single organism on a petri dish stage. They love classic texts from theatre’s underbelly, and their patron saints are Genet, Brecht and Littlewood. Sister Sylvester are based between New York, Texas and Istanbul. Recent work has toured to Bozar, Brussels; Frascati, Amsterdam; Arcola Theater, London; The Public Theater, New York, The Park Avenue Armory, NYC; Bomontiada, Istanbul. They’ve been part of the Devised Theater Working Group, at The Public; The Public’s New Works program, in residence at Brooklyn College; and in residence at The Park Avenue Armory.

Sister Sylvester is led by Kathryn Karaoglu Hamilton. Current collaborators are : Cyrus Moshrefi, Kelsea Martin, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Juan Betancurth, Jacqueline Blaska, Bruce Steinberg.