Current Affairs

Science and Diplomacy

The Coldest March author Susan Solomon was profiled as today’s New York Times featured “Scientist at Work,” for her unusual choice to leave her job in cutting-edge atmospheric research to run a global climate review for the United Nations. Dr. Solomon, who was honored with the National Medal of Science

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Fukuyama on Neoconservatism

This March Yale University Press will publish a paperback edition of Francis Fukyama’s America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and Neoconservatism, which has been selected as a CHOICE outstanding academic book for 2007. This edition features a new foreword by the author, who argues that the neoconservatives have learned nothing

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Father Robert Drinan

Rev. Robert Drinan, an internationally known human rights advocate, Jesuit priest, lawyer, and former U.S. Congressman, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 86. Father Drinan, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, authored thirteen books, including  Can God and Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law and

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Globalization and Free Trade

Two Yale University Press publications, Why Globalization Works (by Martin Wolf) and One World: The Ethics of Globalization (by Peter Singer) were singled out in an important New York Times article on globalization and free trade today. The article, about Harvard economist Dani Rodrik and his argument that the focus

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Complicity with Evil

Adam LeBor’s new book “Complicity with Evil” – The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide was published in the US and UK in November 2006. It is a controversial, powerful and thought-provoking book which asks important questions about the legacy of the United Nations under Kofi Annan and

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“The Dismal Science” in The Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: Among the more than 12,000 quotations in The Yale Book of Quotations, many have stories to tell transcending the quotation itself.  The famous epithet for the discipline of economics, “the dismal science,” is said by some standard reference

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NYTimes Holiday Book Review

Six books published by Yale University Press are featured in the annual New York Times Holiday Book Review, out this past weekend. Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by the Review’s editors. Reviewer David Hajdu wrote of An Anthology of

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Comer wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

In a press release, the University of Louisville announced today that Dr. James Comer, Maurice Falk professor of child psychiatry at Yale University, has been named the  winner of the 2007 Grawemeyer Award in Education for his work Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (Yale University

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Yale Titles Make Amazon’s “Best Of” Lists

Just like the strains of “Jingle Bells” floating through the grocery stores, the annual Best Of lists have (already) begun to appear. Amazon.com is early out of the gate this year, releasing both their Editors’ Picks and their Customers’ Favorites this week. Among the Editors’ Picks for the Top 50

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Globalizing Major League Baseball

Posted by Alan Klein, author of the newly published GROWING THE GAME: The Globalization of Major League Baseball. For Major League Baseball (MLB), globalization is an important way of staving off a serious decline at its core.  Despite having set records in attendance and revenue figures, as well as posting

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