Past Events

Visual Journalist, The Washington Post
February 27, 2023
Missiles, refugees, and trauma: Covering the humanitarian impact of the war in Ukraine
Author and Journalist
February 27, 2023
A Conversation on Power, History, and Hubris with Robert D. Kaplan

Co-sponsored by Jackson School of Global Affairs

February 24, 2023

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Co-sponsored by: Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and The China Project

NY Times Culture Critic and 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner
February 23, 2023
My Cultural Obsession With the Afterlife
February 14, 2023
Resolved: Tear Down the Wall

Co-sponsored by Yale Political Union 

National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine Cardiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
February 14, 2023
Narrative Matters: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum on Medical Humanities
February 11, 2023

Fatimah Asghar: Co-Editor, HALAL IF YOU WERE ME

Annika Sharma: Co-founder and Co-host, That Desi Spark Podcast
Nehal Tenany: Editor, Brown Girl Magazine

Editor-in-Chief of the Americas Quarterly
February 10, 2023
Democratic Backsliding in Latin America

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 A conversation with Rodrigo Berrenechea (Harvard University & Universidad Católica del Uruguay) and Susan Stokes (University of Chicago). 

This panel discussion, moderated by Yale Professor of Political Science Isabela Mares, will discuss the backsliding in Latin America, covering the ongoing political situation in Peru and the riots in Brazil’s capital earlier this month, ultimately providing an analysis of the current state of democracy in Latin America.

Co-sponsored by Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies and the University of Chicago’s Center on Democracy

documentary filmmaker
February 10, 2023
"We Won. We are Still Here:' Black Resistance and Dignified Self-Determination in Africatown, Alabama

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Africatown is a tight-knit community just north of Mobile, Alabama. Many of its residents are the direct descendants of more than 100 Africans who were brought to America in 1860 as captives on a ship known as the Clotilda. The international slave trade had been outlawed in the United States decades earlier in 1808, but the Clotilda illegally set sail, galvanized by a bet that enslaver Timothy Meaher would not be able to do it. Once the smuggled captives were brought to Alabama, they were sold into slavery; after the Civil War, a number of them worked together to purchase the land that would eventually become Africatown.

The documentary “Descendant” tells the story of descendants of the survivors from Clotilda as they celebrate their heritage and take command of their legacy, as the discovery of the remains of the last-known slave ship to arrive in the United States offers them a tangible link to their ancestors. The film is available on Netflix Watch Descendant | Netflix Official Site.


·    Margaret L. Brown, Descendant” writer, director, and producer;

·    Dr. Kern Jackson, “Descendant” co-writer and co-producer;

·    Emmett Lewis, Jr., a descendant of Cudjo Lewis; and 

·    Veda Rose Tunstall, a descendant of Pollee and Rose Allen. 

Chief International Correspondent, CNN
February 9, 2023
Reporting from the Front Line: A Conversation with Clarissa Ward

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