Yale Club of Hong Kong: Speaker Lunch – Professor Peter Scott, Yale SOM

Speaker Lunch: Professor Peter Scott, Yale SOM

With appointments from both Yale SOM and Yale Department of Economics, Prof Schott has been teaching at Yale SOM since 1999.  We will discuss some of Prof Schott’s areas of expertise, namely the politics of international trade.  Prof Schott’s extensive research in trade liberalization and its global consequences will provide the backdrop for our discussion.  Prof Schott has won numerous teaching awards at SOM, please join us in welcoming him back to Hong Kong.

Date: Wednesday Jun 27
Time: 12:15-2:00
Venue: FCC
Event Fee: $350 (includes lunch)
Sign-up Deadline: Jun 27
Contact Person: Daniel Rupp

Spaces limited, Please RSVP

Former Yale roommates win $75K grand prize at Harvard to combat disease

Andrew Rothaus and Dr. Abraar Karan pose with their New Venture award.

Nearly two years ago, Andrew Rothaus ’11 B.A., recalls, he had a conversation with his sister-in-law who was pregnant and living in Miami, Florida, the U.S. state with highest confirmed cases of Zika virus. “She was nervous,” he says. Rothaus was already at work developing a new technology — involving a patented, multi-armed molecule called HAPI™ — and wondered if he could use it to make a long-lasting mosquito repellent.

He called up his former Yale roommate, Dr. Abraar Karan ’11 B.A., who is currently a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Both alums went to Harvard following graduation — Rothaus to Harvard Business School (he graduates this year) and Karan to Harvard School of Public Health.



Yale historian’s curiosity leads to insight into China’s Cultural Revolution

Yale historian Denise Y. Ho with her book, Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China

It was a long-standing curiosity about museums — one that was piqued during a fellowship as a Yale undergraduate — that sparked Denise Y. Ho’s desire to write her new book, “Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China.”

Ho, who is assistant professor of 20-century Chinese history, had a lifelong interest in museums, but it was during her time as a Light Fellow in China that she began to see how very different Chinese museums were in presentation, culture, and narrative from those in the United States.

While doing archival research for her Ph.D. dissertation, Ho encountered files about how Chinese cultural officials tried to protect objects of China’s antiquity in the middle of China’s Cultural Revolution. “That is what made me think: ‘What is the story behind this?’” says Ho.



Russia, FIFA and the Power of Sport

Russia's President Vladimir Putin with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino and riding a horse in Siberia
Mega sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup attract global attention to host countries as well as the athletes. Russia, hosting the World Cup through mid-July, views such events as “a way to prove the world it is a guardian of universal norms,” writes Michal Romanowski, Eurasian expert with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. “Yet by invading Ukraine in 2014 and intervening in the Middle East on Syria’s behalf, Moscow could not be farther away from the high-minded principles of international sporting organizations.” Football is the world’s most popular sport, and hosting a mega event like the World Cup requires rapid and massive investment in infrastructure and mobilization of resources that are too often linked to corruption and mismanagement. Money dominates global sporting events, making them another tool for powerful forces, and Romanowski concludes that principles such as human rights and peace have become secondary goals. – YaleGlobal

Yale Club of Shenzen: 2018 Summer Gathering and New Admit Welcome Reception

Yale Club of Shenzhen (YCSZ) and Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Yale (ACSSY) collectively invite you to join our Summer Gathering and New Admit Welcome Reception on June 23rd, to welcome the newly accepted students and scholars entering Yale this fall, as well as new Shenzhen arrivals. We are looking forward to meeting new faces and old friends.

耶鲁深圳校友会(YCSZ)与耶鲁大学中国学生学者联合会(ACSSY) 共同诚邀您参加我们于6月23日举行的夏日聚会暨迎新招待会。我们期待与新老朋友共聚一堂,共度美好夏夜。

June 23, Saturday


7:30-10:00 pm

Floor 4, Hilton Shenzhen Futian

No. 1003 Shen Nan Road

Futian District, Shenzhen

(Gangxia North Subway station on Line 2, Exit A )


Free for new admits, current students and recent graduates;

RMB 250 for Yale Alumni. You can transfer it via WeChat or pay in cash.



Please reigister with Janet Zheng – the club manager (WeChat: janet425251).
请与校友会经理Janet Zheng联系报名 (微信号:janet425251)。

Yale Club of Ireland – Friday June 29 – Dinner and Ulysses

Dinner and Ulysses, Friday June 29
Dermot Bolger’s acclaimed stage version of Ulysses is the final Yale Club event before people start to slip away for the summer. The play is in its second run at the Abbey and – in case you’re Joyceaphobic – it’s quite an accessible interpretation of the play.

The event begins with dinner at 6pm in Le Bon Crubeen, which has a theatre menu of between €21 and €25.
From there we walk 500 metres to the Abbey Theatre, where the play starts at 730pm. The tickets for Ulysses cost between €20 and €45 if you want to be in the audience and €30 if you want to be on stage (that’s a thing apparently.) Click here to book your ticket.

If you’re planning to attend, please e-mail ciaran@aya.yale.edu, so that I will be able to give reliable numbers to Le Bon Crubeen. Also, if you just want to join us before or after, that’s OK too.

We have two dinner-and-theatre bursaries for any current Yale students who would like to attend, or for alumni who have graduated between 2013 and 2018, so if any of the younger folk are interested in free food and culture, then drop a line to ciaran@aya.yale.edu.