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Insights from 10 years of research on women’s opportunities in India

March 1, 2024

The leadership of Yale Inclusion Economics looks at the progress Indian women have made and prospects for their increased economic empowerment.

Harvard-Yale retreat connects early-career economists

March 1, 2024

At a recent retreat, Yale and Harvard Ph.D. students in development economics shared research to garner friendly feedback and foster connections.

Democracy under the lens: Insights from ISPS conference on political power

February 23, 2024

Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies gathered experts on campus last week to explore gerrymandering practices and other levers of political power.

Student-led startup harnesses AI to predict political violence

February 22, 2024

The Yale venture uses innovative machine learning tools to create models that track and predict the behavior of adversarial groups and terrorist organizations.

Meet the FAS faculty: Jessica Thompson

February 22, 2024

Yale paleoanthropologist Jessica Thompson is figuring out life’s mysteries — one animal fossil at a time.

Studying the relationship between identity and conflict

February 19, 2024

Political scientist Nicholas Sambanis discusses his work examining identity and conflict, including the discrimination often encountered by migrants.

New Yale center helps social scientists go from big data to big solutions

February 15, 2024

Yale’s Data-Intensive Social Science Center supports the acquisition, security, and use of new, often massive, datasets currently transforming research.

Making bureaucracy work for democracy

February 13, 2024

A recent Yale conference convened leading scholars to explore the administrative state and what can be done to make the system work better for democracy.

Preserving democracy, one record at a time: U.S. Archivist Colleen Shogan

February 7, 2024

Shogan ’02 Ph.D., the first woman to be appointed U.S. Archivist, last week visited campus for a public conversation about her career and her time at Yale.

Communal knowledge: an experiential understanding of chronic illness

February 1, 2024

Yale’s Kalindi Vora takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the effects of chronic illness and disability.