October on ‘The MacMillan Report’

A political scientist, an expert on media and literature in 19th-century Japan, and a scientist studying climate change were guests in October 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.

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).

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Talk with Yale political scientist Alexandre Debs

Oct. 4

Alexandre Debs is associate professor of political science at Yale University, a research fellow at the MacMillan Center, and co-director of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy. He is interested in the causes of war, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. His work has appeared in national and international scholarly journals. He is the author of the book “Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation” (with Nuno Monteiro).

Writing Technology in Meiji Japan

Seth Jacobowitz, assistant professor, East Asian languages & literatures; faculty affiliate, Department of Spanish & Portuguese 
Oct. 12

Seth Jacobowitz is the author of the “Edogawa Rampo Reader” and “Writing Technology in Meiji Japan: A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture,” which won the 2017 International Convention of Asia Scholars Book Prize in the Humanities. His first field of specialization focused on the intersection of media and literature in late 19th-century Japan. His current research is for a book on the pre-war Japanese immigration to Brazil and the literature of Japanese overseas expansion. In addition, he is co-authoring a book on science and science fiction in pre-war Japan with Professor Aaron W. Moore, Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations at the University of Edinburgh

The Effectiveness of Climate Clubs

Detlef Sprinz, Rice Faculty Fellow, European Studies Council; visiting professor, Department of Political Science and at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Oct. 25

Detlef Sprinz is a senior scientist with the Research Domain “Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods” at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Sprinz’s areas of research and publications encompass long-term policy, inter/national institutions and the evaluation of their performance, European and international environmental policy (and in particular climate policy), and modeling political decisions. He served as guest editor of the special issue of Global Environmental Politics on “Long-term Environmental Policy” (2009); co-editor of “International Relations and Global Climate Change” and “Models, Numbers, and Cases:Methods for Studying International Relations,” in addition to numerous journal articles. His co-edited book on “Global Climate Change in an International Context”,will be published in 2018 by MIT Press.

Media Contact

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