MacMillan Center To Debut New Online Interview Show

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will launch a new Internet show called “The MacMillan Report” on Oct. 22 at noon on its website at

“The MacMillan Report” will feature one-on-one interviews with Yale faculty in international and area studies about their research. Hosted by Marilyn Wilkes, public affairs director at the MacMillan Center, the show will air on Wednesdays during the academic year; each one will be between 15 and 20 minutes long.

The guest interviewed on the first “webisode” is Thomas Pogge, the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs. The interview centers on a non-profit organization he leads called Incentives for Global Health and its new flagship proposal, The Health Impact Fund.

“The goal of The MacMillan Report is to showcase some of the innovative work that the Yale faculty affiliated with the MacMillan Center are doing,” says Ian Shapiro, the Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center. “Not only do we want to share this impressive body of research with the Yale community, but it is our hope that the rest of the world will find it informative.

“The first interview with Professor Pogge really highlights this goal,” adds Shapiro, “in that it shines a light on a new way of stimulating research and development of life-saving medicines in order to provide them to patients — especially those in the developing world — who would benefit through access to new drugs at low prices. In the upcoming shows, some of the topics will be Middle Eastern infertility and reproductive technology issues, new legal systems and how they evolve, environmental conflicts in South Asia, and a new theory of civil religion.”

Yale’s CMI2 Media Team, led by Rick Leone, manager/producer, handles the technical aspects of producing the show.

“The MacMillan Report” is made possible through funding from the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

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