Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit Panel

Monday, November 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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The EU Studies Program along with Hamish Falconer, World Fellow 2020, present a panel of experts to discuss "Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit" Featuring the following speakers: Ben Judah is a foreign policy writer based in New York, with his current research focus on the foreign and economic policy of both post-Brexit Britain and a potential future Biden-Harris Administration. Georgina is a senior researcher at the Institute for Government where she focuses on Global …
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The EU Studies Program along with Hamish Falconer, World Fellow 2020, present a panel of experts to discuss "Can Britain Have a Grand Strategy after Brexit" Featuring the following speakers: Ben Judah is a foreign policy writer based in New York, with his current research focus on the foreign and economic policy of both post-Brexit Britain and a potential future Biden-Harris Administration. Georgina is a senior researcher at the Institute for Government where she focuses on Global Britain, Franco-British relations and the future of the EU. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Hamish Falconer is a former member of Britain’s foreign service and a current World Fellow Moderated by: Professor David Cameron, Professor of Political Science Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: …
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A Conversation with Ambroise Brenier, Country Director, Papua New Guinea Wildlife Conservation Society

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on conservation and the environment in Papua New Guinea. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea, where he leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the …
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Join Ambroise Brenier, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion on conservation and the environment in Papua New Guinea. Ambroise is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea, where he leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's …
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African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the Pandemic on African Women

Monday, November 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, …
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The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs. Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, as she moderates a discussion on the economic impact of COVID-19 on African women. The panelists are Ramatoulaye Diallo, former Minister of Culture and Tourism (Mali), Martha Karua, former Minister of Justice, MP, and presidential candidate (Kenya), and Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Adviser, Finance (Uganda). Open to the public, please register in advance to receive the Zoom …
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A Decade into the European Refugees Crisis: Movie Screening & Talk with Mauro Mondello

Monday, November 16, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The European Studies Council, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses, and Mauro Mondello, World Fellow 2020; Reporter, Freelance Journalist present a screening of documentary shorts and a discussion addressing both the humanitarian crisis started in 2011 and the refugees in Europe during COVID-19. Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B06VVaf7SWa56Oc_q0DF9w Stateless, by Mauro Mondello and Nunzio Gringery - 2011 Lampedusa in Berlin, by Mauro Mondello, cinematography by Paolo Lafratta - …
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The European Studies Council, the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses, and Mauro Mondello, World Fellow 2020; Reporter, Freelance Journalist present a screening of documentary shorts and a discussion addressing both the humanitarian crisis started in 2011 and the refugees in Europe during COVID-19. Please register in advance for the zoom webinar link: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B06VVaf7SWa56Oc_q0DF9w Stateless, by Mauro Mondello and Nunzio Gringery - 2011 Lampedusa in Berlin, by Mauro Mondello, cinematography by Paolo Lafratta - 2015 Among many other crises around the world, the European Refugees Crisis, which started in 2011 as a consequence of the Libyan and Syrian wars, is, still today, the most impactful for Europe. Namely, from security to economic or from political to geostrategic, its impacts on Europe are multifaceted. The migration dimension is, however, the most significant one. In addition to its crucial humanitarian extent, it is a source of dissent, contention and competition among the different EU Member States. Discussions around irregular migration have been threatening the solidarity and damaging the reputation of the EU. Together with the rapidly changing regional and global dynamics, the conditions of EU aspiring refugees/migrants has been worsening. Since the beginning of 2020, besides, COVID-19 and connected anti-migration policies of …
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Good Society Forum: The Power of Youth Voice in Creating a Good Society

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Recent social movements such as Black Lives Matter and climate campaign activism have shown the powerful positive impact on the world when young people find their voice and a sense of purpose. However, many young people in the UK (and around the world) are disempowered by the systems and structures that are intended to support them. Young people’s mental wellbeing is a serious and growing concern in UK schools with one in six children aged …
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Recent social movements such as Black Lives Matter and climate campaign activism have shown the powerful positive impact on the world when young people find their voice and a sense of purpose. However, many young people in the UK (and around the world) are disempowered by the systems and structures that are intended to support them. Young people’s mental wellbeing is a serious and growing concern in UK schools with one in six children aged 5-16 years now identified as having a probable mental disorder. Too many young people are disengaged from education, both in terms of dropping out, and also from being in school but with no enthusiasm or motivation to learn. And UK education is too focused on passing exams leaving young people with inadequate support to gain the knowledge, character, and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable twenty first century, leading to troubling outcomes for the individual, and society as a whole. This webinar will explore the importance of building trusting relationships with young people to empower them to find their voice and to make choices about their own lives - including real world examples from the youth sector. It will also cover the role …
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Great Power Competition and post-Brexit Britain

Friday, February 12, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The European Studies Council will host a panel of experts on "Great Power Competition and post-Brexit Britain" Featuring the following speakers: Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University Shashank Joshi, Defense Editor of The Economist Suzanne Raine, Lecturer, Cambridge University; formerly of the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre Hamish Falconer, member of Britain’s diplomatic service, European Studies Council Visiting Fellow (Spring 2021), Yale World Fellow 2020 Please register for the …
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The European Studies Council will host a panel of experts on "Great Power Competition and post-Brexit Britain" Featuring the following speakers: Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University Shashank Joshi, Defense Editor of The Economist Suzanne Raine, Lecturer, Cambridge University; formerly of the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre Hamish Falconer, member of Britain’s diplomatic service, European Studies Council Visiting Fellow (Spring 2021), Yale World Fellow 2020 Please register for the virtual event: http://bit.ly/GreatPower-PostBrexit Suzanne Raine served in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1995-2019, including postings in Poland, Iraq (2003) and Pakistan (2006-9). She worked primarily on national security issues and specialised in counter-terrorism, holding a number of senior domestic appointments including Head of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre from 2015-2017. She was also a senior member of the HMG’s assessment community and is particularly interested in the role of assessment in strategic decision making at a time of crisis. Suzanne was born in Germany and educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge where she was awarded a double first in history, specialising in German history. She is now an affiliated lecturer at the Forum on Geopolitics, Cambridge University and member of the Board of Trustees …
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Arab Cultural Figures Through Art

Monday, February 15, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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We invite you to join the Yale Arab Students Association for their inaugural speaker event of the spring semester. Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, 2018 World Fellow and Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation will give a talk titled “Arab Cultural Figures Through Art." Please RSVP ahead of time to receive the Zoom meeting …
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We invite you to join the Yale Arab Students Association for their inaugural speaker event of the spring semester. Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, 2018 World Fellow and Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation will give a talk titled “Arab Cultural Figures Through Art." Please RSVP ahead of time to receive the Zoom meeting …
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Good Country / Good Society: Can We Have both?

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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So much effort has been put into learning how to build societies that enjoy domestic peace, prosperity and justice, but much less into building a better-functioning and fairer global society. Yet in our age of advanced globalisation, no nation is an island, unconnected to the rest of humanity and the planet: and countries that treat their own citizens well whilst harming the citizens of other countries deserve our condemnation, not our praise. Equally, a country …
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So much effort has been put into learning how to build societies that enjoy domestic peace, prosperity and justice, but much less into building a better-functioning and fairer global society. Yet in our age of advanced globalisation, no nation is an island, unconnected to the rest of humanity and the planet: and countries that treat their own citizens well whilst harming the citizens of other countries deserve our condemnation, not our praise. Equally, a country that takes care of its own slice of territory but pollutes the air and the oceans or ships its garbage and its hydrocarbons elsewhere, should be called out, not held up as a model state. What Simon Anholt calls a “Good Country” – one that successfully harmonises its domestic and international responsibilities – is surely the gold standard for good governance in the 21st century and beyond. We discuss how feasible it is for countries, both rich and poor, to manage this tricky task in practice. Is it always a matter of difficult compromises, or could thinking more internationally actually produce better policy outcomes at home? Our panelists are: Simon Anholt, Independent Policy Advisor to the Heads of State and Governments of 57 Countries Uffe Elbæk, Member of …
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Lebanon in 2021: An Examination of the State of Humanitarian Work, Public Health, and Finances

Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Join the Yale Arab Students Association for a panel discussion on Lebanon in 2021, featuring Sally Abi Khalil, 2020 World Fellow and Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting …
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Join the Yale Arab Students Association for a panel discussion on Lebanon in 2021, featuring Sally Abi Khalil, 2020 World Fellow and Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting …
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Admiring the Kichwa Otavalo Indigenous People of Ecuador Today

Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Join us for a discussion with Diego Tituaña, Kichwa Otavalo, a diplomat in the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 2019 World Fellow. Diego will discuss the current issues, and topics their community faces today. As well as highlight the many ways their community expresses their identities through various mediums in an ever changing world. This event is also a part of the course "Indigenous Cultures in a Global Context," being offered spring 2021. Sponsored by …
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Join us for a discussion with Diego Tituaña, Kichwa Otavalo, a diplomat in the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 2019 World Fellow. Diego will discuss the current issues, and topics their community faces today. As well as highlight the many ways their community expresses their identities through various mediums in an ever changing world. This event is also a part of the course "Indigenous Cultures in a Global Context," being offered spring 2021. Sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center and the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale. This event is open only to those with a Yale NetID. Please register via YaleConnect to receive the Zoom meeting …
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Career Conversation with Yale World Fellow, Jorge Soto

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Join us for an informal career and professional journey conversation with 2020 Yale World Fellow, Jorge Soto. Jorge Soto is a serial entrepreneur focusing on the use of technology for positive impact. He was the chief technology officer and co-founder of Miroculus, a biotechnology company that seeks to democratize access to complex molecular tests for treatment and prevention of diseases. Jorge founded Miroculus with the vision of reducing the entry barrier in cost, development, complexity, …
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Join us for an informal career and professional journey conversation with 2020 Yale World Fellow, Jorge Soto. Jorge Soto is a serial entrepreneur focusing on the use of technology for positive impact. He was the chief technology officer and co-founder of Miroculus, a biotechnology company that seeks to democratize access to complex molecular tests for treatment and prevention of diseases. Jorge founded Miroculus with the vision of reducing the entry barrier in cost, development, complexity, and increasing access to genetic sequencing, synthetic biology, and genetic editing to help advance science and improve lives. Previously, he was Deputy Director General of Civic Innovation at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy of Mexico, where he led strategies and projects that promote citizen participation and innovation in the country through the use of technology. In particular, he was part of the team that developed the strategy, standards, and tools for Mexico's open data policy so that public information could be shared between agencies and to citizens in readable and accessible formats. From 2009 to 2012 Jorge was the founder and chief technology officer of CitiVox, a platform that allowed government officials and development agencies to receive and analyze citizen reports and convert them into actionable information. Today, Jorge …
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Good Society Forum: Human Rights Protection in Africa

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The new normal way of living as a result of COVID-19 has huge repercussions on the human rights (economic, social and cultural rights) of most vulnerable groups. Human rights as defined by the UN means ‘’rights that are fundamental to all human beings regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion or any other status. These rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the …
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The new normal way of living as a result of COVID-19 has huge repercussions on the human rights (economic, social and cultural rights) of most vulnerable groups. Human rights as defined by the UN means ‘’rights that are fundamental to all human beings regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion or any other status. These rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more such as clean environment have become important to uphold. Everyone is entitled to these rights without discrimination or threat of any kind’’. In most low-income countries in Africa, these rights have been violated, which has made its citizens vulnerable. This vulnerability is easily impacted due to existing system challenges and adverse social determinants. In an effort by governments to curb the spread of COVID-19, these human rights have been greatly tampered with. It is true that the virus is a major threat to life but the barrier measures imposed by the states have far reaching consequences which are more threatening to human existence. It is therefore important to address the issues of human rights violation while fighting COVID-19 …
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