Ian Shapiro Has Been Appointed to Second Term as Director of the MacMillan Center

Ian Shapiro has been reappointed as the Henry R. Luce Director of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Shapiro, who is also the Sterling Professor of Political Science, will begin his new five-year term on July 1.

For more than four decades, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been the University’s principal institution for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs and on societies and cultures around the world. It administers four graduate degree programs, eight undergraduate majors, joint-degree graduate programs and six Graduate Certificates of Concentration programs.

The many councils, committees and programs at the MacMillan Center support research and teaching across departments and professions, support doctoral training, advise students at all levels and provide extracurricular learning opportunities, as well as funding resources for student and faculty research related to their regions and subject areas.

Shapiro is a noted authority on democratic theory and politics. Among the recent titles in his extensive bibliography are “Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror,” “Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth” (with Michael Graetz) and “The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences.”

A native of South Africa, Shapiro has been teaching at Yale since 1984, and served as the chair of the Department of Political Science 1999-2004. Shapiro is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Science, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a past fellow of the Carnegie Corporation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Cape Town and Nuffield College, Oxford.

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