Past Events

CEO, Axios
April 26, 2019
The Politic Presents: Jim VandeHei, Axios and Politico Co-Founder

Co-sponsored by The Yale Politic

Senior Lecturer in Audiovisual Journalism, University of Melbourne
April 23, 2019
Tiananmen at Thirty; Memory as an Act of Resistance in the People's Republic of Amnesia

Thirty years after the brutal crackdown, the Tiananmen anniversary has become more – rather than less – politically sensitive as time has passed. Every year, the authorities use a range of tactics to suppress both the anniversary commemorations and journalistic reporting on them. In this talk, Louisa Lim examines the ways in which the legacy of Tiananmen has been excised from the collective and institutional memory in today’s China, as well as looking at the cost of memory and the role that foreign correspondents play in shaping memories of June Fourth outside China.

Co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies

April 23, 2019
The Power of Meaning in Life and Work; Moderated by Michael Sernyak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, and CEO of CMHC
Editor in Chief of Lawfare and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
April 16, 2019
What Comes Next? The Close of the Mueller Investigation and the President
Law Enforcement Analyst for CNN and Deputy Mayor of Rochester, NY
April 13, 2019
TEDxYale 2019: Leap of Faith

Co-sponsored by TEDxYale

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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