Social organization in Afghanistan is complex with interwoven identities based on religion, ethnicity, regional identity and political affiliation—amongst others—deeply entrenched by a legacy of conflict, processes of state formation and other broad historical forces. Moreover, the US-led... Read more
In 1955 Egypt and Sudan appealed for international support to save the sites and monuments of ancient Nubia, an area to be flooded by construction of the Aswan Dam. Inspired by idealism and set amidst the Cold War, the Nubian Monuments Campaign represents UNESCO’s utopian desires for world... Read more
Professors Panter-Brick and Dajani’s research has been featured in a recent Science article. The research examines how humanitarian programs, which aim to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war, have decreased the levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with... Read more
In December 2017, it was announced that The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) will be launched. The Yale Alumni Magazine recently featured an article on the Yale Institute for Global Health. Professor Catherine-Brick was interviewed to discuss the new initiative.
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Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kendall Arslanian who has been awarded a grant from National Science Foundation for her dissertation research, “Prenatal and postnatal correlates of infant growth and adiposity in Samoa.” Her project aims to better understand the early origins of obesity–... Read more
Louisa Lombard was awarded a 2017 Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. Established by the Poorvu family to recognize and enhance Yale’s strength in interdisciplinary teaching, the award is made to outstanding untenured faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in... Read more
Louisa Lombard has been awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation for her project, “Ethics in Wars of Protection.” The research explores how military peacekeepers understand themselves as ethical actors.... Read more