Moment of Truth: A wake-up call for gender equality in Asia

Yale International Alliance is honored to sponsor Moment of Truth: A wake-up call for gender equality in Asia.

This webinar will provide critical data-driven strategies for dynamic and inclusive organizations that wish to enhance their focus on gender equality.

What: Moment of Truth: A wake-up call for gender equality in Asia

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 8:00am ET / 8:00pm SGT

Where: online

Registration: Register Here

 Speakers:

  • Christine Fellowes, MD, NBCUniversal Int’l Networks & DTC APAC || IMD, USA; Co-Founder, NINEby9
  • April Hu, Founder, Swando Company; XRWorkout.io & Zigen Fund; Co-Founder, NINEby9 (BSc Yale)
  • Trisha Craig, Vice President for Engagement Yale-NUS
  • Sanjeev Chatrath, Chief Revenue Officer, #dltledgers; Advisory Board, NINEby9
  • Professor Deborah Davis, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Yale University

Humanitarian Benefit Concert (online) for the People of Ukraine by Yale Russian Chorus

The Yale Clubs in Asia are putting together an online humanitarian non-political benefit concert for the people of Ukraine featuring the Yale Russian Chorus. See https://yalerussianchorus.org. The concert will last around 45-55 minutes. A member of the YRC will introduce each musical piece and its historical and cultural context.

The YRC is a tenor-bass a cappella choral ensemble specializing in sacred and secular Slavic choral music. Chorus members comprise both undergrad and grad students.

Founded in 1953, the Yale Russian Chorus has a long history of building direct people to people friendship bridging across national and political silos, distrust, ignorance and barriers such as the Iron Curtain, Cold Wars and Hot Wars.

The YRC repertoire spans over a thousand years of history and multiple continents: Russian Folk Songs (Kalinka, The Legend of the Twelve Brigands), Cossack marches (Oi, Na Hory, Vyotsa), Slovak lullabies (Hej, Pada Pada), Macedonian Wedding Songs (Ne Sedi, Djemo), Liturgical music (Blazhen Muzh, Bogoroditse Devo), and the occasional American Spiritual (Ride the Chariot, Steal Away).

The chorus has interacted with Ukrainian music cultures and will feature a number of Ukrainian songs in the program, using Music and Culture to transcend national conflicts and captivate audiences to renew and empower our common humanity, tolerance and love that embodies Lux et Veritas, Light and Truth in all of us.

Date: Saturday April 30, 2022 at 8am New Haven/ET
Register at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XRt0p2V8QxaPvBjMValUTQ

Donations are NOT required and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in donating, the attached article lists some organizations that you can donate directly to:
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/

In Conversation With Professor Nicolas Shumway on the Challenges of Contemporary Populism (in Spanish)

Yale International Alliance is honored to sponsor In Conversation with Professor Nicolas Shumway on the Challenges of Contemporary Populism.

What defines populism? What underpins the rise in contemporary populist movements? How big a threat is today’s populism to liberal democracy?

These are the questions addressed by Professor Nicolas Shumway during his conversation with Sofia del Carril.

This is a hybrid event, taking place at the Universidad de San Andrés with the possibility to connect virtually – the Zoom link will be shared upon registration.

What: In Conversation With Professor Nicolas Shumway on the Challenges of Contemporary Populism (in Spanish)

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | 5:30pm ET / 6:30pm local time (Buenos Aires)

Where: Universidad de San Andrés- Auditorium- Callao 1059, City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) & online

Registration (Zoom): Register Here

About Professor Nicolas Shumway:

Frances Moody Newman Emeritus Professor, Dean of the School of Humanities (2010-2017), Rice University; Director of Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin 1995-2006; Professor, Spanish Dept. Yale University  1978-1993.

Selected Publications:  Historia personal de una pasión Argentina (Buenos Aires: Emecé Editores, 2011). The Invention of Argentina (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991). Spanish translation, 1993.

About Sofia del Carril:

Director of the International Relations Area and the International Relations MA degree at the School of Government, Universidad Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Magister in Global Affairs, Yale University (2016)

Fulbright scholar (2013)

Lawyer, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008).

The Yale US-China Distinguished Colloquium

Yale International Alliance is honored to sponsor The Yale US-China Distinguished Colloquium – Join in the insightful minds to navigate post-pandemic challenges and seize opportunities across United States and China.

Overview:

The 2022 Yale US-China Distinguished Colloquium (YUCDC) is dedicated to offer a platform for bilateral dialogues on the cutting-edge business topics which will have far-reaching impact for the future across the Pacific Ocean.

This event aims to bring Yale alumni, faculty, current students, as well as anyone who are interested in China together to think through challenges and opportunities from angles including technology innovation, leadership, and multilateralism. An incredible chance of connecting with global business leaders and leading academic thinkers closely.

The three roundtable forums will see more than 20 distinguished business leaders and thinkers across finance, technology, investment, and academic areas: Jim Rogers (Yale College ‘64), Co-founder of Quantum Fund and legendary investment master, Professor Edward Snyder, Ex-Dean of Yale School of Management and the prestigious business education reform pioneer, Professor Zhiwu Chen, the top-notch Chinese scholar with footprints in both academia and real business world, Susan Thornton, Ex-acting Secretary of State of the United States, and many more shining names.

Roundtable 1: Revive: During the technological disruption

Roundtable 2: Rethink: In the final stretch of the pandemic

Roundtable 3: Relaunch: Forming partnership and multilateralism

Participants will gain access to both venues in Beijing, China and New Haven, United States. We sincerely invite you to join in the spectacular event!

What: The Yale US-China Distinguished Colloquium

When: Friday, April 22, 2022 | 2:30pm – 9:00pm ET

Where: Beijing, China and New Haven, United States

Learn more and register at: Info and registration

Co-hosted by

  • Yale Beijing Club
  • ACSSY (Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Yale)
  • GCC (Yale SOM Greater China Club)
  • Yale Beijing Center

Partners:

  • CUSY (Chinese Undergraduate Students at Yale)
  • Paul Tsai Center at Law School
  • Yale Venture Club of Students and Scholars
  • Yale Entrepreneurship Association
  • Yale International Alliance

If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out to yalecenterbeijng@yale.edu

In Further Conversation With Dr. Miranda Melcher

An in-depth follow on conversation from Civil Wars – Beyond the Headlines. Building on February 17th’s mention of causes, impacts, and methods of resolution, February 24th’s session invites participants to share their thoughts and ask questions about the most common form of mass violence: civil wars.

Please note that attendance to the previous meeting is not required (a video recording of February 17th’s session will be shared upon registration).

What: In Further Conversation With Dr. Miranda Melcher
When: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 12:00pm ET/ 5:00pm GMT
Where: online
Registration: Register Here

About Dr. Miranda Melcher:

Dr. Miranda Melcher is a teacher, researcher, and author. She earned her PhD on post-conflict military reconstruction from King’s College London’s Defence Studies Department, following her MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London and her BA in Political Science from Yale (Branford College). Her doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with deep analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars.

Join the YIA Film Society!

Join movie enthusiasts from our global alumni community on the 3rd weekend of each month to discuss and exchange views on films from around the world. And share your favorite film from your own country to view for discussion at a future meeting.

Prior to the discussion participants will watch the movie on streaming platforms available in their regions. Online options may include Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video, etc.

Please register here for upcoming gatherings:

A Hero, directed by Asghar Farhadi, Iran | Watch the trailer
Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 10am ET / 3pm GMT Register Here

Perfect Strangers, directed by Paolo Genovese, Italy | Watch the trailer
Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 10am ET / 3pm GMT Register Here

Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan | Watch the trailer
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 10am ET / 3pm GMT Register Here

Master Cheng, directed by Mika Kaurismaki, Finland | Watch the trailer
Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 10am ET / 3pm GMT Register Here

Healing with Hope: In Conversation with Father Gregory Boyle

Join the Yale International Alliance and the Yale Divinity School for a heartfelt conversation with Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, and Gregory E. Sterling, dean of Yale Divinity School.

How can one experience real “life after death” on earth and who serves as witness? Is it possible for humanity to recognize and embrace our common kindship and cast away the illusion of our separation so that there is no “us and them”, but only “we together”?

These are questions addressed by Father Gregory Boyle during his over 3-decade long gang intervention and rehabilitation work. The stunning results of his work are changing the way we think about, give meaning to and build our “complete life” that transcends and unites various human belief systems. This “complete life” brings humanity together through our shared vulnerabilities and discovering our true selves through connection and community. Through inclusion, compassion, and love, thousands of witnesses have confirmed it’s indeed possible to experience life transformations regardless how hopeless one’s life circumstances are once we realize the separation is only an illusion.

What: Healing with Hope: In Conversation with Father Gregory Boyle
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 4:00pm ET / 9:00pm GMT
Where: online
Registration: Register Here

About Father Boyle:

Father Gregory Boyle (lovingly called as “Father G”) is an American Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and rehabilitation program in the world. He is the recipient of the California Peace Prize and has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014 he was named by the White House a Champion of Change. Currently, he serves as a committee member of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Economic and Job Recovery Task Force. The Homeboy Industries is serving around 15,000 marginalized fellow humans each year to regain the meaning in their lives and become caring and inspiring members of our society. Father G is the author of three “Power-Series” books: “Tattoos on the Heart – the Power of Boundless Compassion”; “Barking to the Choir – the Power of Radical Kindship” and “The Whole Language – the Power of Extravagant Tenderness.” In these books, Father G has made important contribution in redefining spirituality for the 21st century.

Learn more about the Homeboy Industries: watch the video

Next Cohort of YIA Common Rooms, March 2022 — Register Now

What happens when a Yalie from Europe, the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East walk into a virtual room? We expect creativity, insight, and inspiring conversation.

Imagine walking back into a Common Room to discuss Geopolitics, Classics, Healthcare, Spies and Spycraft, US-Sino Relations, Education, or whatever your personal passion is now. Yale alums are hosting themed Common Rooms in these and many other areas of international interest.

Join us in one of our YIA Common Rooms, with Yale alums who are interested in the wider world, and — in our themed Common Rooms — Yalies who share your own passions and interests. Your small group of 8-10 alums will reflect different regions of the world, and will meet online for 40 minutes twice a month for three months to create new relationships, discuss perspectives, further cross-cultural understanding, and continue that conversation you were having in your Common Room at Yale.
For complete information and to discover the Common Rooms offered in this upcoming cycle, please visit YIA Common Rooms and register by March 3, 2022.

Want to get inspired? Meet one of our YIA Common Room hosts!

Ali hosts Limits of Compassion (on Moral Imagination)

…and here’s what our Common Rooms alums say…


One of my dreams of going to Yale was going to a place where everyone was interested in the conversation topics I was into… the Common Room revived my dream and I relished all of it!

“Vibrant and stimulating

“Learning unexpected new things brings joy”

“In short, we are back at Yale”

“The Common Rooms are the best thing I’ve participated in as a Yale alum”

In Conversation With Dr. Miranda Melcher: Civil Wars – Beyond the Headlines

For decades, the news media has regularly reported on civil wars occurring in all parts of the world, with some seemingly never-ending.

Please join the Yale International Alliance to delve beyond the headlines and understand what defines a civil war, and how civil wars relate to revolutions and political violence. Why are there so many and why do they last so long? Can they be ended, and if so, then how?

What: In Conversation With Dr. Miranda Melcher: Civil Wars – Beyond the Headlines

When: Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 12:00pm ET/ 5:00pm GMT

Where: online

Registration: Register Here

About Dr. Miranda Melcher:

Dr. Miranda Melcher is a teacher, researcher, and author. She earned her PhD on post-conflict military reconstruction from King’s College London’s Defence Studies Department, following her MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London and her BA in Political Science from Yale (Branford College). Her doctoral work focused on post-conflict military integration, understanding treaty negotiation and implementation in civil war contexts, with deep analysis of the Angolan and Mozambican civil wars.