Rosenkranz Hall Dedication
Rosenkranz Hall, the newest academic building to grace Yale’s campus, was officially dedicated on Friday, October 23, at a ceremony that brought together some 125 faculty, administrators, students, and guests to recognize Yale benefactors Robert Rosenkranz ’62 and his wife, Alexandra Munroe, for whom the building is named. Rosenkranz Hall provides a spacious home for the Political Science Department, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and programs of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Levinsohn to Head Jackson Institute
Yale University President Richard C. Levin has named James Levinsohn to be the first director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the MacMillan Center, effective February 1, 2010.
The Jackson Institute will offer courses and core teaching programs in international affairs, career counseling, public lectures and conferences. It was established in April 2009 with a $50 million gift from John W. ’67 and Susan G. Jackson, and is affiliated with the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.
Democracy, Islam, and Women’s Rights in Morocco
Moroccan Parliamentarian Fatiha Layadi says that reforms to her country’s family law are “revolutionary in terms of women’s rights.” But women there still have a long way to go to reach gender equality.
Layadi delivered the 17th Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale titled, “Democracy, Islam and Women’s Rights: Ten Years of Political Reform” which also served as the keynote lecture for the Conference on Women, Religion, and Globalization, on November 12 at the MacMillan Center. It focused on the progress made by courageous women working from the bottom up as well as by visionary rulers.
As we approach the fifth year of our new identity as the MacMillan Center, the progress that has been accomplished is remarkable. We have seen a dramatic expansion in all areas of Yale’s effort to extend its global reach, including the volume of international courses offered, the number of international research and internship opportunities, and the breadth and depth of internationalists who come to the university to share their knowledge.