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Multimedia Archive

October 9, 2014. Raila Amolo Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya, delivered the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, “Afro-Optimism: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?” (Watch Video)

January 14, 2014. Former U.S. senator for Indiana Richard Lugar presented the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale titled "Modern American Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World." (Watch Video)

October 9, 2013. Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. (Watch Video)

September 18, 2013. Experts debate, 'Airstrikes against Syria?' (Watch Video)

April 26, 2013. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International and The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. (Watch Video)

April 3, 2013. Political theorist Michael Walzer Gives Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs.

March 6, 2013. Colin Coleman, a former anti-apartheid activist who is currently head of Goldman Sachs Sub Saharan Africa, gave a behind-the-scenes account of South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy. (Watch Video)

February 7, 2013. Kofi Annan, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, took part in a Jackson Institute Town Hall Meeting. (Watch Video)

January 16, 2013. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on “Religious Conflict, Religious Cooperation: Toward a Field of Interfaith Studies.” (Watch Video)

December 3, 2012. "Nepal," Linguist Mark Turin goes in search of the world's endangered languages. "Our Language in Your Hands." Narrated by Mark Turin. BBC Radio 4. (Listen to episode).

November 13, 2012. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Titled "Shaping Solutions for a World in Transition." (Watch Video).

September 19, 2012. Syrian journalist and novelist Samar Yazbek, whose recently published personal account of Syria's revolution has received worldwide attention, delivered a talk on campus at Yale University on Wednesday, September 19. (Watch Video).

March 22, 2012. The Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture featuring Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States. Titled "Election 2012—America in a Transformational Era," the talk is sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale Law School, and the Yale School of Management. (Watch Video).

December 5, 2011. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture featuring Aristos Doxiadis, economist and entrepreneur, " Greeks Behaving Badly? The Micro-Origins of Crisis and Revival." (Watch Video).

October 11, 2011. Former National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones Speaks at Yale. (Watch Video). View full release.

April 2, 2011. John Dunn Gives Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs. (Watch Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4). View full release.

February 8, 2011. Yale “Teach-In” Offers Insight Into Current Unrest in the Middle East. (Watch Video). View full release.

November 30, 2010. Sir John Major, Former British Prime Minister, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “Fantasy to Reality: The World that Lies Ahead." (Watch Video). View full release.

October 4, 2010. Women will be key to world’s economic growth, says Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent. (Watch Video).

September 20, 2010. Fareed Zakaria and President Richard C. Levin discuss the role of the U.S. in various parts of the world. (Watch Video).

March 25, 2010.  Two biographers of Henry R. Luce – Alan Brinkley, professor of American history at Columbia, and  Lance Morrow, a former staffer at Time – met in the building that bears his name at Yale, and had a conversation about Luce and the 20th century. (Watch Video).

January 5, 2010.  Richard J. Goldstone, former South African Constitutional Court Judge and author of The Goldstone Report on the Gaza Conflict, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “Accountability for War Crimes.” (Watch Video). View full release.

April 9, 2009. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on “A Historically Relevant Foreign Policy.” (Watch Video). View full release.

March 4, 2009. Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of the Dubai-based Afras Ventures and former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization gives the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on "India and China: Competition, Co-operation, Conflict?" (Watch Video). View full release.

January 27 & 28, 2009 and February 10 & 11, 2008. Ambassador Jack Matlock gives the Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs on:

September 16 and 25, 2008.  Ambassador Marwan Muasher, Jordanian diplomat and Minister, gives the Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs on “Moderation and the Search for Peace in the Middle East,” followed by a second lecture entitled, “The Slow Process of Arab Reform.” (Watch Video Part I). (Wathc Video Part II).

May 12, 2008. Ambassador Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the United States, gave a public address on the topic “France, Europe, and the United States:  What Prospects for Trans-Atlantic Relations?” (Watch Video).

April 24, 2008. Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, presented the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies on "Pacific Perspectives: United States Diplomacy in a Rapidly Changing Asia." (Watch Video).

April 16, 2008.  Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy and Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia University, presented the 15th Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on "Striking First: the Law and Politics of Preemptive and Preventive Force." (Watch Video).

March 27, 2008.   Sergio Ramirez – who was a writer before he served as Sandinista Vice President of Nicaragua from 1984 to 1990, and who is now an award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer, professor, and columnist for several international media – gave the lecture “New Winds or Old Storms: Contemporary Political Changes in Latin America,” hosted by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale, as part of its Spring 2008 Lecture Series, and with the support of the Poynter Fellowship at Yale. (Watch Video).

March 4, 2008.  Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan Representative to the United States,  presents a lecture as part of the Gaddis Smith Seminar Series on “Taiwan and its Unique Relations with the US and China.” (Watch Video).

February 20, 2008.  Yoko Hiraoka, a member of the Yamato Komyoji ryu, presents a lecture/recital of Japanese Biwa music. This 5-stringed lute with a powerful and raw timbre, has a history in Japan of at least 1300 years, and has been used both as a story-telling medium, and sometimes as an accompaniment to chanted religious texts and sutras. Ms. Hiraoka's biwa repertoire draws mainly upon episodes from the Tale of Heike. (Watch Video).

February 16, 2008. Robert I. Moore, Professor Emeritus of History, Newcastle University, gave the Keynote Address at the MacMillan Center Initiative on Religion, Politics & Society’s inaugural conference on the topic of Religion and Violence. His lecture underlines the formative role of religion in medieval Europe. (Watch Video).

February 14, 2008. Stephen Teiser, the D. T. Suzuki Professor of Buddhist Studies, Princeton University, was the speaker for the annual Edward H. Hume Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies.  His presentation, entitled “The Construction of Paradise in Buddhist Liturgies,” examines the content and significance of representations of paradise in Buddhist ritual manuals from Medieval China. (Watch Video).

February 1, 2008. Ben Kiernan, Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, gives keynote lecture at "Teaching about Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Conference for Teachers." (Watch Video).

January 25, 2008. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, a Tibetan lama and acclaimed filmmaker, lectures on "Projecting the Dharma: Film and The Transmission of Buddhism to the West." (Watch Video).

November 8, 2007. The Reverend Gustavo Gutiérrez, widely acknowledged as the founder of liberation theology and the John Cardinal O’Hara Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, lectures on “Archbishop Romero: A Witness of Faith.” (Watch Video).

November 7, 2007. Katsuhito Iwai, Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, delivers the John W. Hall Lecture in Japanese Studies on “What Will Become of the Japanese Corporation? A Comparative Perspective.” (Watch Video).

November 1, 2007. Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, lectures on Indonesia’s economic development, its potential and challenges for the future. (Watch Video).

October 26, 2007. Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Director of International Security Studies, and Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy, gives the keynote address on "Great Powers, Global Trends and International Instruments: A Three-legged Stool or a Three Way Split?" at the 2007 Alunmin Reunion the the MacMillan Center. (Watch Video).

October 12, 2007. Yanar Mohammed, internationally renowned Iraqi activist and founder of the Organization of Women¹s Freedom in Iraq, speaks about "Iraqi Women's Ordeal Under Occupation" at the MacMillian Center at Yale University. (Watch Video).

September 26, 2007. Ramachandra Guha, the famed Indian historian and columnist, spoke at the MacMillian Center at Yale on his latest book, "India After Gandhi." (Watch Video).

April 13, 2007. Ambassador Ronen Sen Gives Keynotes Address at Yale Symposium on U.S.-Strategic Relations. (Watch Video). Press Release.

February 21, 2007. Panel Discussion on Ian Shapiro's new book Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror. (Watch Video).

February 20, 2007. Lecture with Kanat B. Saudabayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States and Canada, "Kazakhstan: Realities and Challenges." (Watch Video).

February 14, 2007. Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution presents the 2007 George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies, "America & The World: Restoring a Damaged Foreign Policy." (Watch Video).

December 8, 2006. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Lectures at "Justice in the Mirror" Conference. (Watch Video).

November 14, 2006. Pulitzer Prize Winner Samantha Power presents the 2006 Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, "Iraq's Collateral Damage." (Watch Video).

October 18, 2006. Lecture and discussion with Godfrey Hodgson, Journalist, Historian, and Biographer, "Colonel Edward M. House: Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand Man." (Watch Video).

April 21, 2006. Ian Shapiro moderates panel discussion featuring five distinguished Yale faculty on different aspects of China’s role as a world superpower following Chinese President Hu Jintao speech. (Watch Video).

March 9, 2006. Malalai Joya, Afghani Activist for Women's Rights, Will Speak at Yale. (Watch Video).

March 7, 2006. Author and Historian John Lukacs Gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture. (Watch Video). Press Release.

January 25, 2006. Nicholas Kristof, Columnist at The New York Times, to speak at Yale Center for International and Area Studies. (Watch Video). Press Release.

October 14, 2005. Dr. Mamphela Ramphele Gives the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture. (Watch Video). Press Release.

August 9, 2005. South Asia World Broadcast (CNBC-18 India) on Pier Summer Institute. (Watch Video).


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