Disentangling Disinformation | Online Hate & Offline Harm: Implications of Social Media Usage in Humanitarian Settings

Federica Du Pasquier is a delegate at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), most recently coordinating its humanitarian diplomacy globally around the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Federica previously advised the ICRC President on digitalization, the institutional strategy, and roll-out of key diplomatic initiatives, with a focus on advancing the ICRC’s role as a neutral intermediary. In parallel, she spearheaded a partnership with the Swiss Polytechnic Schools to develop innovative solutions for more impactful humanitarian action. Prior to this, Federica contributed to ICRC’s protection activities and dialog with authorities in Ethiopia, Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and to its legal and diplomatic outreach at the UN…

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Democracy: Hope and Window to Africa’s Future | A talk with Goodluck Jonathan, 14th President of Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan is the former president of The Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010-2015). As president, he promoted democratization through the observance of the rule of law, enactment of the Freedom of Information Act, electoral reforms, and non-interference in electoral outcomes. He is committed to continuing to promote peace, democracy, and development in Africa through the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation where he serves as Chairman. This talk will be moderated by Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. and is sponsored by the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This event is open only to members of the Yale community. A Yale ID will be required for…

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Inside the Deal: How the EU Got Brexit Done

As a close aide to Michel Barnier, Stefaan De Rynck (2006 Yale World Fellow) had a front row seat in the Brexit negotiations. In his book “Inside the Deal: How the EU Got Brexit Done”, De Rynck tells the EU’s side of the story and seeks to dispel some of the myths and spin that have become indelibly linked to the Brexit process. The conversation will be moderated by Jackson School Senior Lecturer Marnix Amand. Co-sponsored by the Yale World Fellows Program and the MacMillan Center Council on European Studies. Lunch will be provided. Please register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/yalebrexit

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Wounded Tigris: A discussion on Iraq, its legacy and future, and the purpose of exploration in the 21st century

Join 2023 World Fellow Guy Disney as he leads a book discussion with Leon McCarron, the author of Wounded Tigris: A River Journey Through the Cradle of Civilization. Leon McCarron is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and explorer from Northern Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s Explorer of the Year, and is known for long-distance expeditions and immersive multimedia storytelling. In the past decade he has travelled over 50,000km by human power, and is currently based in Iraq. Guy Disney is a military veteran, disability advocate, explorer, and horse jockey. He served two tours in Afghanistan, with his second tour served as…

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Assessing Global Reactions to the Uyghur Crisis

The symposium aims to shed light on the genocidal dimensions of the on-going persecution of the Uyghurs and to provide a platform for scholars, activists, and community members to engage in discussions on the human rights violations being committed against the Uyghur people and explore strategies for addressing this urgent crisis. Accompanying the symposium, the Uyghur Academy, in conjunction with interested student groups at Yale, will showcase various elements of Uyghur culture.

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PRFDHR Seminar: AI, Digital Identities, Biometrics, Blockchain: How the Use of Technology is Changing Migration Globally, Dr. Raphaela Schweiger

The seminar led by Dr. Raphaela Schweiger will delve into the profound impacts of digitalization and technological advancements on migration and refugee policies. In a world shaped by rapid technological change, this seminar offers an exploration of the evolving landscape, both globally and in some specific cases in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Technology has already begun reshaping the experiences of migrants, refugees, and those on the move. From AI-powered virtual psychotherapy in refugee camps to blockchain-based solutions for identity verification, the migration management field is undergoing a profound evolution. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated these digitalization processes, demanding swift policy adaptation. The seminar will investigate the…

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From scars of war to diplomatic leadership: a talk with the Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone

The International Leadership Center and the MacMillan Center Council on African Studies will host a conversation with Timothy Musa Kabba who will discuss his personal journey from child soldier to Minister of Foreign Affairs, leading his country’s efforts in the UN Security Council as it navigates global food and energy shocks and regional coups. Also a former Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, he will discuss the role of natural resources in Sierra Leone’s development agenda.

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Together for Implementation in the Global South

BIOMES + Yale World Fellows: Solangel Fernández, Transit Oriented Development Specialist, Former Minister of Housing of Peru, presents: Together for Implementation in the Global South. Open to the Yale community.

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Global Migration and Youth Leadership in the Pursuit of Freedom

According to the UNHCR, 89.3 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes as a result of persecution, conflict or violence in 2021. That figure reached 103 million in mid-2022. Among them are nearly 27.1 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18. While these young people require support, they are also uniquely capable of effective change and leadership of mobilizing civic engagement in their home communities and in the world. Yet, the odds often seem to be stacked against them. What can be done about this? This panel tries to piece together a framework for the role of youth leadership in systemic…

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Tombs, Ghosts, Djinns, Shadows: The Decade in South Asian Fiction

Join 2022 World Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Random House India Manasi Subramaniam for a lunchtime discussion on South Asian fiction. Open to the Yale community.

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