Dunn Gives Stimson Lectures
John Dunn, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at King’s College, Cambridge, delivered this year’s Henry L. Stimson Lecture on World Affairs, a series of four talks entitled, “Beyond the Democratic Maze,” during two weeks in April. He set out to clarify the meaning of the term democracy, “the master idea by which we seek to take our bearings.”
Middle East Uprisings Discussed
A panel of four Middle East experts discussed the democratic uprisings in the region on February 8 in the law school auditorium. It was post-revolution in Tunisia and mid-revolution in Egypt, before President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.
Yale for Japan
In the wake of the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis in Japan, the Council on East Asian Studies worked closely with the Yale Japanese community, student groups, and other units on campus, to organize several events that examined the impact of the ongoing crises. The events also provided an outlet for the larger community to gather to learn more about Japanese culture and contribute to relief efforts on campus.
As this academic year draws to a close, I would like to draw your attention to just a few of the events organized by the Councils at the MacMillan Center that examined some of the more pressing issues in our world today. Some of the highlights: the Council on Middle East Studies and the Arab Students Association at Yale held a Middle East Teach-In Series; Iran expert Hillary Leverett, a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute and CEO of Strategic Energy and Global Analysis, gave a lecture entitled, “Iran, the Middle East and the Changing Balance of Power;” and in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis in Japan, the Council on East Asian Studies worked closely with the Yale Japanese community, student groups, and other units on campus, to organize several events that looked at the impact of those ongoing crises.