ANY & WWN 2018 Women’s Leadership Series with Asha Rangappa

Monday, December 3 | 12 – 1 PM | Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street

Join the Asian Network at Yale (ANY) and Working Women’s Network (WWN) for the next women’s leadership event series with Asha Rangappa, Senior Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and former Associate Dean at Yale Law School. Lunch will be provided.

The focus of the Women’s Leadership Series is to bring together a diverse mix of Yale’s own successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance in their careers and lives. The format for the Leadership Series will consist of a moderated discussion with the speaker that will delve into topics of interest in which the speaker will share her personal and professional perspectives on questions. The themes of the series are Leadership, Identity, Career, Well-being, and Service.


Urban Health: State of the Science

Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

breakfast (doors open), 8 a.m.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

Livestreaming Available During Event

More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By the year 2030, this will have increased to two-thirds. Urban living is an ubiquitous exposure for health. The day will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with creating health in urban contexts. Presenters will also discuss methods that can advance urban health scholarship and feature case studies from cities that have invested in population health, synthesizing the state of the science of urban health.

Cohosted with Boston University Initiative on Cities and Yale Institute for Global Health.




Yale Dept of History Recent Publications

November 2018
Rohit De
It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India’s greater population. Drawing upon the previously unexplored records of the Supreme Court of India, A People’s Constitution upends this narrative and…
November 2018
Laura Engelstein
A Polish writer’s experience of wartime France, a cosmopolitan outsider’s perspective on politics, culture, and life under duress When the aspiring young writer Andrzej Bobkowski, a self-styled cosmopolitan Pole, found himself caught in occupied France in 1940, he recorded his reflections on…

Yifeng Liu wins prestigious award in mathematics

Yifeng Liu

Yale’s Yifeng Liu will be awarded the 2018 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his contributions to the field of mathematics.

The annual prize is given to those whose work is influenced by world-renowned mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Recipients must be 32 years of age or younger to be considered for the prize, a requirement inspired by Ramanujan himself who passed away at only 32.

Liu, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Yale since 2015, pursued his undergraduate degree at Peking University in 2007 and completed his Ph.D. in 2012 at Columbia University. Prior to working at Yale, Liu was an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His primary areas of interest span algebraic geometry, automorphic representations, and number theory. Liu expanded upon some of the 1980s discoveries made by Gross-Zagier and Kolyvagin, allowing him to make significant contributions to non-Archimedean geometry.


From Globalization to Regionalization

 Canada and Mexico are top US trade partners for agricultural machinery; ASEAN, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand plan for the world’s largest trade deal that would cover about half the world’s population

The United States was undisputed leader of economic globalization until the 2008 global financial crisis. The country’s moral and economic leadership has since gone into decline. The US share of global gross domestic product has dropped for more than 20 years, from 32 percent to 22 percent. This has reduced the benefits from economic globalization while global commitments remain unchanged. The Trump administration has started a realignment, scaling down commitments and suggesting that the United States can no longer afford to be a global power. “Another administration would have little choice but to do the same, albeit with another style and vocabulary,” explains author Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. Regionalization may fill the vacuum and demography, technology, regional supply chains, investment flows and trade/investment agreements are driving this seminal shift. Three regional blocks may emerge: the Western Hemisphere, East Asia plus Southeast Asia perhaps with South Asia, and Europe probably with part of Africa. – YaleGlobal