This November on ‘The MacMillan Report’

India’s power and territoriality in South Asia and a recent case challenging the nation’s copyright laws were among the topics explored in November on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. This month’s offerings also featured a look at the consequences of Brexit and children’s health and development in the context of the United Nations’ agenda on sustainable development.

Designed to showcase the innovative research by Yale faculty in international and area studies, “The MacMillan Report” is hosted by Marilyn Wilkes, communications director at the MacMillan Center, and airs on Wednesdays at noon during the academic year. Each segment runs between 15 and 20 minutes long.

Launched in October of 2008, the show has featured more than 200 faculty members (see the show’s archive). Here are the four shows broadcast in November.

“Power and Territoriality: India’s Imagination of South Asia”

Guest: Shibashis Chatterjee, Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor
Nov. 2

Shibashis Chatterjee is the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor in the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center and a professor at Jadavpur University in India. His research interests include international relations theory, foreign policy, and security policy in South Asia.

“The Delhi University Photocopy Case”

Guest: Lawrence Liang, Rice Visiting Fellow
Nov. 9

Lawrence Liang is a legal researcher and lawyer based Bangalore, India, who is known for his legal campaigns on issues of public concern. He is at Yale as the Rice Visiting Fellow in the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center. His key areas of interest are law, popular culture, and piracy. Liang has been working closely with the Sarai program at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi on a joint research project on intellectual property.


Guest: David R. Cameron, professor of political science
Nov. 16

David R. Cameron is a professor of political science and the director of the Program in European Union Studies at the MacMillan Center. On June 23 a small majority of British voters — 52% — voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, which many did not think would happen. David Cameron, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, who called the referendum, resigned, and Theresa May succeeded him and formed a new government that is preparing to negotiate the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.

“The U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Regard to Child Rights”

Guest: Dr. Nicholas Alipui, senior fellow in African studies and global health
Nov. 30

Dr. Nicholas Alipui is an expert in child health and development and former United Nations director and senior adviser on the post-2015 Development Agenda and, most recently, director of Programs for UNICEF. He is a senior fellow in African studies and global health at the MacMillan Center and is teaching a course on child health and development in the context of sustainable development. Alipui has more than 30 years of experience in strategic leadership, intergovernmental negotiations, and child rights advocacy and programming in diverse country and regional settings, with a special focus on Africa, East Asia and the Pacific — including serving as UNICEF representative in Kenya and the Philippines.


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