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A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

For more than half a century, the MacMillan Center has been at the forefront of international education, training generations of academic, political, business, and nonprofit leaders, as well as citizens from all corners of the world. Today, we continue to offer a wide range of opportunities for students to explore and learn about international and regional affairs, both within and across a wide array of academic disciplines.

The MacMillan Center is Yale’s gateway to the world. Its rich array of research projects, graduate programs, and undergraduate majors provides a locus for research and teaching of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world.

The scholars and teachers at the MacMillan Center have made tremendous contributions to our understanding of the world, and have trained generations of students, many of whom are now at the top of their fields. These range from development economics to government and diplomacy, environmental activism, and the understanding and promotion of global health.

The MacMillan Center endeavors to make understanding the world outside the borders of the United States, and the role of the United States in the world, an integral part of both a liberal arts education for undergraduates and research and professional training for graduate students. We strive to help students learn from and inform the interconnected communities in which we live: local, national, regional, and global.

I hope that all students, whether in graduate, professional, or Yale College programs, will find the MacMillan Center bulletin a helpful guide as they plan their course of study at Yale.

Ian Shapiro

Henry R. Luce Director, The MacMillan Center

Sterling Professor of Political Science

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