The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is the University’s focal point for promoting teaching and research on all aspects of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. It draws its strength by tapping the interests and combining the intellectual resources of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the professional schools. It provides six undergraduate majors: African Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Modern Middle East Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and South Asian Studies. At the graduate level, the MacMillan Center provides three master’s degree programs: African Studies, East Asian Studies, and European and Russian Studies. Beyond the nine degree programs, the MacMillan Center has numerous interdisciplinary faculty councils, centers, committees, and programs. These provide opportunities for scholarly research and intellectual innovation and encourage faculty and student interchange for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students. Its extracurricular programs deepen and extend this research-teaching nexus of faculty and students at Yale, with more than 700 lectures, conferences, workshops, roundtables, symposia, film, and art events each year. The MacMillan Report, an Internet show that showcases Yale faculty in international and areas studies and their research in a one-on-one interview format, and YaleGlobal Online, a global multimedia instrument disseminates information about globalization to millions of readers in more than 215 countries and territories around the world, are headquartered at the MacMillan Center.
International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale is pleased to support The Politic. Dedicated to the study of international history, grand strategy, and global security, ISS was founded in 1988 and is directed by Professor Paul M. Kennedy. Our faculty members and fellows write and teach about numerous aspects of international history and world affairs, and our interests range from high politics and economic change to cultural transfer and nongovernmental activism. We are pedagogical pluralists—interested in explaining the genealogy of modern times, and developing holistic, comprehensive ways to think about the twenty-first century.
ISS organizes an array of extracurricular activities each academic year. We host lectures, dinner debates, conferences, colloquia, and discussion groups. In addition to publishing a paper series about the historical roots of contemporary issues, we provide competitive summer grants to support language training and archival research for Yale students. Our newest initiative seeks to support the study of maritime and naval history at Yale. Although ISS is not a degree-granting program, it is closely linked to the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. For more information, please visit our website.
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