Global Engagement News for May 2024

Dear friends,
 
As the month of May concludes, I’m pleased to share with you a selection of stories that highlight our most recent international work in this final edition of Global Engagement News for the academic year. 

In addition, you may have seen already the announcement that Maurie McInnis has been selected as the 24th president of Yale and will begin her service on July 1. I invite you to read more about our president-elect by visiting the Yale News website

I remain grateful for your support of Yale’s global engagement and, as always, I would enjoy hearing from you.  

With best regards,   
Steven Wilkinson

Vice Provost for Global Strategy
Henry R. Luce Director, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
Nilekani Professor India and South Asian Studies
Yale University
 
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MUYU collaboration improving health education on two continents

Yale’s health care education partnership with Makerere University in Uganda has allowed both institutions to shape collaboration — and reap the benefits.

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Yale and University of São Paulo launch fund to encourage research and program collaboration

During a visit to USP by a delegation from Yale, the launch was celebrated by Yale’s Vice Provost for Global Strategy Steven Wilkinson and Vice-Rector of USP Maria Arminda do Nascimento Arruda.

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Indigenous Brazilian activists challenge academia to act

A May 10 conference at Yale’s MacMillan Center brought together academics and activists working on indigenous rights and environmental justice in the Amazon.

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Targeting friends to induce social contagion to benefit the world

In a new study, researchers induced social contagion in Honduran villages by targeting people’s friends to receive a health intervention.

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Why is agriculture declining in countries that need it most?

Many developing countries have seen a troublesome decline in agricultural output. Yale’s recent Kuznets Conference examined the origins of this puzzling trend.

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Ethiopian church forests, a beacon of hope for environmental conservation

Yale’s Council on African Studies celebrated Earth Day 2024 with an afternoon of events centered around the interplay of religion and ecology in Ethiopia.

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Preparing the next generation of Ukrainian leaders

The Ukraine Recovery Youth Global Initiative, founded by a Yale grad student, is training young Ukrainians to lead the country when the current war ends.

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Waseda University leaders visit Yale

In May, leadership from Waseda University in Japan visited Yale. The group included President Aiji Tanaka who met with President Peter Salovey, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler, and Vice Provost for Global Strategy Steven Wilkinson to discuss ideas for future collaborations.

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International Podcast Roundup

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From the Yale Economic Growth Center
PODCAST: Building in-country partnerships in development economics

Rohini Pande, Christopher Udry and Francis Annan discuss how economists can form strong in-country partnerships to support actionable research.
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From the Yale Institute for Global Health
PODCAST: Yale Global Health Insights: The Path of Serendipity

Dr. Sharon Chekijian speaks with Dr. Robert Hecht, President of Pharos Global Health Advisors about his career path that has taken him from the World Bank to the Yale School of Public Health.
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