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Noted political scientist Ira Katznelson to deliver Stimson Lectures

February 21, 2019

Katznelson’s three lectures, titled “Exigencies: From Impermanent Emergencies to Enduring Exceptions,” will take place Feb. 26, Feb. 27, and Feb. 28.

SOM Insights: The roots of America’s exceptional inequality

February 18, 2019

In Yale SOM’s Global Leadership course, political scientist Jacob Hacker discusses the policies and politics that have disproportionately benefited the rich.

Conference will examine gender equity, women’s rights in business settings

February 15, 2019

“Fempire: The Yale Conference on Women, Technology, and Power” will join industry leaders, activists, policymakers, and scholars at Yale SOM on Friday, March 1.

When judges defy the Supreme Court

February 14, 2019

The chief justice faces a time of great testing, both of himself and of the institution he heads, as the lower courts move rapidly even to his right.

‘Gamergate’ is topic of journalist’s talk

February 5, 2019

Sarah Jeong will speak on “Gamergate and the New Paradigm of Media” as a Poynter Fellow on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Whitney Humanities Center.

A taste for fat may have made us human, says study

February 5, 2019

Long before our ancestors hunted for meat, a taste for the fat in scavenged bone marrow might have offered them the nutrition needed to develop bigger brains.

Economist Fabrizio Zilibotti on how economics shapes parenting

February 5, 2019

With an international eye, Zilibotti and co-author Matthias Doepke explore how economics influence family dynamics in their new book, “Love, Money &...

Event explores 50 years of American race relations

February 1, 2019

At a recent event commemorating 1968’s Kerner Commission report, Yale’s Elijah Anderson discussed the report’s legacy and the progress made since it was issued.

Across disciplines, Yale forges rich ties to Middle East

January 29, 2019

Yale’s presence in the Middle East — and its own presence at Yale — is opening new avenues of scholarship and public outreach at home and around the globe.

Editor to discuss decline in architecture journalism

January 25, 2019

“Marginal by Design: What Happened to Architecture Journalism” will be the the topic of a talk by editor Nancy Levinson ’78 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.