Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh gave a scathing assessment of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in a November 12 campus talk, during which he discussed secret military initiatives, the subversion of the U.S. Constitution, the funneling of money into offshore banking accounts to fund special military operations, and a mainstream media currently uninterested in publishing anything that is critical of the president.
The biggest lesson of the Arab Spring? That “nations must develop national identities that trump factions,” according to Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Former Foreign Minister of Jordan.
How does one brief the President of the United States every morning on the world’s developments in just 30 minutes? Thomas Donilon – former National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration – reflected on this question while featured in a Jackson Institute Town Hall meeting on November 4.
For more than half a century, Yale professors have been in the forefront of research on Africa and partnerships in Africa. Yale seeks to deepen that involvement in Africa as a part of our goal of becoming a truly global university. Our efforts are university-wide. Our goal is to increase Yale partnerships in Africa, to respond to unprecedented demand from Yale students for Africa-related courses and experiences that outstrip the current offerings, and to support a record number of students from Africa attending Yale.