Faculty Strength. Today, over 800 Yale faculty teach over 1,600 courses with international content. The MacMillan Center (see below) is building on this strength by identifying and recruiting new faculty in international studies, including six new interdisciplinary chairs and two junior faculty positions. One of the endowed posts has been filled by Professor Alec Stone Sweet, an expert on the law and politics of the European Union, while the two junior posts have been filled by Thad Dunning and Susan Hyde, who have joined the Department of Political Science and will also teach in the International Studies Program.
The MacMillan Center. The newly renamed Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale promotes teaching and research on international affairs, societies and cultures around the world. The center offers six undergraduate majors -- four focused on world regions (African, East Asian, Latin American, and Russian and East European studies) and two focused globally (international studies, and ethnicity, race and migration). It also offers master's degree programs in African studies, East Asian studies, European and Russian studies, and international relations. The MacMillan Center also sponsors graduate certificates of concentration through its Councils on African, European, International, Latin American and Iberian, and Middle East Studies. Language training is an integral component of each of the 16 degree and certificate programs.
To enable students to spend time abroad for research and study, The MacMillan Center has provided more than $2.5 million in funding annually to hundreds of Yale students. The center also sponsors more than 500 events each year that bring prominent scholars and public figures to the Yale campus. Its Program in International Educational Resources reaches out to the public, especially targeting educators at the K-12 level.
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Launched in 2001, the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization (YCSG) seeks to enrich the debate about globalization on campus and to promote the flow of ideas between academia and the policy world. The center focuses its work on global peace and security, international cooperation, global trade reform and economic growth and development. Ernesto Zedillo, YCSG director and former president of Mexico, attended the September 2006 joint IMF/World Bank meeting in Singapore to launch International Cooperation in the National Interest, the final report of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, for which he served as co-chair. The report highlights each of these topics in the context of public goods that can be achieved through international cooperation. Throughout the academic year, the center brings to campus distinguished practitioners of international affairs, and in October will host the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The center's flagship publication, YaleGlobal Online (www.yaleglobal.yale.edu), publishes original articles by top scholars, journalists and leaders in business and government.