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Helen Gichohi
Posed as a question, it sounds like a corny joke. Why do they need to build the highways in Africa so high? So giraffes can walk underneath! But for ecologists like Helen Gichohi, it’s a legitimate concern. As the African continent aims to modernize its infras...
A new social pension program in rural China isn’t just providing older adults with more financial security, Yale School of Public Health researchers say, it’s also improving their mental health. It may seem obvious that a post-retirement pension income is going to...
Twenty years of peace: Progress and possibilities in Northern Ireland
On November 30, the MacMillan Center, in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast, hosted a conference commemorating and reflecting on twenty years of the Good Friday Agreement, titled “Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland.&rdquo...
Preserving Cultural Heritage
  The benefits of both wildlife and heritage conservation were the focus of the 2018 “Culture in Crisis” Conference convened in October at the University of Pretoria (UP) in South Africa. The event was co-hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Y...
Dechen Wangmo
Yale School of Public Health alumna Dechen Wangmo, M.P.H., ’07, has been appointed Minister of Health of her homeland: the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  Wangmo is the lone woman among 10 new cabinet members appointed by newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering f...
Yale Interventional Radiology Initiative
When Frank Minja, MD, traveled to his native country of Tanzania, East Africa in 2014 to help improve radiology services at the Muhimbili National Hospital campus in Dar es Salaam, he knew the task would be complex and demanding. Minja, an assistant professor of neur...
Photo by Yale-NUS
  Yale-NUS College hosted the inaugural Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs this past Fall. The lecture was the first in a series of annual talks sponsored by Professor Saw Swee Hock. Delivered by Yale Professor of Economics Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, the lecture focused on w...
Multidisciplinary student teams collaborate to address water scarcity in South Africa
  Early in 2018 Jessica Helfand joined 30 students from the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Architecture for a trip from the Yale campus to an unlikely destination: the New Haven wastewater treatment plant. The students, who are taking Helfand&...
Jan Hagens and international scholars on the YDS Quad
Jan-Lüder Hagens is Director of International Student Exchange Programs at Yale Divinity School as well as Director of the School’s Visiting Fellows Program. YDS interviewed him about his work and these international dimensions of life on the Quad. YDS:&n...
Yale Jackson Institute news
  Yale’s Jackson Institute should become a school of global affairs featuring a robust, faculty-driven research program dedicated to solving real-world problems and shaping a better future for humanity, according to a vision described in an advisory committee repor...