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Leading Pollster Peter Hart on Election 2012

Hart“Expect the unexpected” were the words Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States, used to describe the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Hart delivered the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture, 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, on March 22.


Kissinger Speaks at Johnson Center’s First Annual Conference

KissingerHenry A. Kissinger noted that the first conference convened by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy “affirms my belief that Yale will serve as an excellent home for studies on international relations.”

President Richard C. Levin and statesman Henry A. Kissinger participated in a conference on U.S.–China relations held at Yale March 30-31, which featured numerous distinguished practitioners and scholars.


McChrystal and Paulson Talk Leadership

PaulsenFormer Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Henry “Hank” Paulson sat down with General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) on February 28 for a conversation about leadership sponsored by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Seated in two comfortable chairs at the front of Luce auditorium, McChrystal, a senior fellow at the Institute, began by asking Paulson if leaders are “born or made.” Paulson said he's always been a very decisive person, with a very expansive definition of leadership, but that “the training that I had before I got to Treasury helped prepare me for the challenges” of that job. “I believe that life experience and training is very important in leadership.”


Director's Letter

shapiroLooking back on the spring semester, I am awed by the quantity and quality of the activities that took place over the past few months at the MacMillan Center. Peter Hart, a leading analyst of public opinion in the United States, delivered the Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture. He offered his extensive expertise on the upcoming presidential election and told the crowd that he does not believe that re-election for President Obama is guaranteed.