#EndSARS: Nigerian Activists Discuss Youth Protests, Social Media, and Government Censorship

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion of the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria featuring Nigerian activists. Other panelists include Aisha Yesufu, Akin Olaoye, Olorunrinu Oduala. Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, please register in advance to receive the Zoom webinar …
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Join Stephanie Busari, 2020 World Fellow, for a discussion of the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria featuring Nigerian activists. Other panelists include Aisha Yesufu, Akin Olaoye, Olorunrinu Oduala. Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, please register in advance to receive the Zoom webinar …
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Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Yale Globalist will co-host the webinar, "Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age." New technologies allow new voices to reach broader audiences at lower costs. This has required journalists to adjust their production and distribution models and find new ways to keep their audiences engaged and informed. The internet has added numerous layers to the news reporting process. Journalists from traditional media organizations are no longer the only monitors of news and the number …
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The Yale Globalist will co-host the webinar, "Transformation of Journalism in the Digital Age." New technologies allow new voices to reach broader audiences at lower costs. This has required journalists to adjust their production and distribution models and find new ways to keep their audiences engaged and informed. The internet has added numerous layers to the news reporting process. Journalists from traditional media organizations are no longer the only monitors of news and the number of independent journalists is growing, with various degrees of objectivity, accuracy and skill. In order to remain competitive, journalists must present instant access to the latest stories. They must prepare information for right now, instead of tomorrow. Does this emphasis on instantaneous news mean that journalists are less likely to ensure the accuracy of their content? May efficiency be traded for accuracy, meaning that information is subject to change? Speakers include: Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Intercept, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The New Yorker, and several other publications and websites.She has reported from Sierra Leone, Kenya, and the Philippines. From 2010 to 2014, she also reported from Haiti through grants from The Pulitzer Center on …
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On Conservation in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) for a conversation with 2020 World Fellow Ambroise Brenier, who is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. Ambroise 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 …
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Join the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA) for a conversation with 2020 World Fellow Ambroise Brenier, who is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. Ambroise 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 livelihoods. Prior to his work in Papua New Guinea, Ambroise led the Wildlife Conservation Society's marine conservation efforts in Madagascar and created dozens of community-managed fishery zones, which was awarded the United Nations Equator Prize in …
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Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia

Friday, November 20, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Yale Globalist and the International Students‘ Organization will co-host the discussion, “Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia,” featuring 2020 World Fellow Edwan Ngum Tah and 2019 World Fellow Cristina Vélez Valencia. Panelists will discuss their work against gender based violence in their countries. As the Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law in Cameroon, Edwan represents women and young girls in the courts for gender based violence and child marriage cases. Additionally, …
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The Yale Globalist and the International Students‘ Organization will co-host the discussion, “Challenging Domestic Violence in Cameroon and Colombia,” featuring 2020 World Fellow Edwan Ngum Tah and 2019 World Fellow Cristina Vélez Valencia. Panelists will discuss their work against gender based violence in their countries. As the Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law in Cameroon, Edwan represents women and young girls in the courts for gender based violence and child marriage cases. Additionally, she is a part of a legal team that drafted a child marriage ban legislation that is currently awaiting adoption at the National Assembly. Cristina Vélez Valencia previously served as the Secretary of Women's Affairs in Bogotá. During her time in this role, she was involved in designing a teenage pregnancy reduction project and oversaw five protection centers for victims of gender based violence. These programs offered services and support to women of all ages, through access to both physical and mental healthcare. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this google form to receive the Zoom …
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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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Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon

Monday, February 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Join us as Epaminondas Farmakis, founder of HumanRights360, and Sally Abi Khalil, 2020 World Fellow and Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon, bring us up to date on the refugee and migrant experience during the Covid19 year in Greece and Lebanon. As the political and social landscape of Greece shifted with a new conservative government, the military response to the expulsion of refugees from Turkey in February 2012, the banning of the neo-Nazi and anti-immigrant …
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Join us as Epaminondas Farmakis, founder of HumanRights360, and Sally Abi Khalil, 2020 World Fellow and Country Director of Oxfam in Lebanon, bring us up to date on the refugee and migrant experience during the Covid19 year in Greece and Lebanon. As the political and social landscape of Greece shifted with a new conservative government, the military response to the expulsion of refugees from Turkey in February 2012, the banning of the neo-Nazi and anti-immigrant party Golden Dawn, and the burning of Moria camp on Lesvos, we revisit the ongoing humanitarian crisis now under the worst medical threat of the century. Lebanon’s proximity to Syria, the apocalyptic explosion at Beirut’s harbor, and the exacerbation of chronic political corruption that has brought the country’s economy to the brink of collapse, call for a reappraisal of and refocusing on this historic demographic shift that has been obscured by the pandemic and the concurrent political turmoil in the United …
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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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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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