Environmental and Economic Opportunities for Growth and Development in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

A practical and open discussion between Haitian and Dominican thought leaders focused on the environment as a uniting concern towards the creation of a bi-national sustainable development framework. After the webinar the YIA will convene a working group for those interested in continuing the discussions.

The dialogue was locally organized by Gerald McElroy, Yale ’09 (Haiti) and Anton Tejeda, Yale ’88 (Dominican Republic).

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm ET

Where: online

Registration: Register Here


  • Professor Gordon Geballe, Associate Dean for Student International Engagement, Lecturer in Urban Ecology Yale School of the Environment
  • Dave Fils-Aimé, Yale College ‘10

Haitian Panelists:

  • Guy Francois, Former Minister of the Diaspora
  • Joseph Harold Pierre, Economist
  • Michèle Pierre Louis, Former Prime Minister and Founder of FOKAL

Dominican Panelists: 

  • Eladio Fernández, Nature Conservation Expert and Photographer
  • Milagros De Camps, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment (Yale MA ‘17)
  • Prof. Víctor Gómez Valenzuela, Environmental Economist and Professor at INTEC

In Conversation With Carla Power, Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, on her new book

How do we deal with extremism, both at home and abroad? Can deradicalization work? How can polarized societies heal? 

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Carla Power discusses her new book Home, Land, Security – Deradicalization and the Journey back from Extremism with author of Choked and former AP reporter Beth Gardiner. 

What: In Conversation With Carla Power on her new book Home, Land, Security 

When: Friday, November 19, 2021 | 12:00pm ET/ 5:00pm GMT

Where: online

Watch the recording here

About Carla Power:

Carla Power is a London-based journalist, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for If the Oceans Were Ink, and author of newly released Home, Land, Security. She started her career at Newsweek Magazine focusing on Muslim societies, global social issues, and culture, reporting from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She has written for a wide range of publications, from Vogue and Time to The New York Times MagazineThe Guardian, and Foreign Policy. Carla holds a B.A. from Yale, a M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford, and a degree from Columbia University School of Journalism. 

About Beth Gardiner:

Beth Gardiner is a London-based environmental journalist. Her book, Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution, made the Guardian’s Best of 2019 list, and was a finalist for the National Association of Science Writers’ Science in Society book award. Beth wrote the cover story for National Geographic’s April 2021 issue, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Yale Environment 360 and Smithsonian. She’s a two-time fellow of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a former longtime Associated Press reporter, and a member of the Yale Class of 1993. 

Decentralized Finance with Yuri Cataldo

Yale International Alliance presents a new webinar series on Decentralized Finance: BE LEFT BEHIND: Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandmother beats you to it!

Please register here for upcoming webinars:

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Watch the recording

To Buy or Not to Buy Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) Watch the recording

Impact of DeFi on the Finance Industry Watch the recording

Blockchain: Looking Ahead Watch the recording

About Yuri Cataldo:

Yuri is an emerging tech strategist who combines the mindsets of an artist and a technologist. His Yale training at the Drama School in Set/Costume design prepared him well for the resiliency and creativity needed for his success as an award-winning entrepreneur, author of the best-selling book on crypto – “Be Left Behind: Discover Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Your Grandmother beats you to it”, Venture Capitalist, and leading expert in DeFi, Crypto, and blockchain.

Virtual Series on Global Citizenship

Join the Yale International Alliance’s Virtual Series on Global Citizenship, starting June 27 at 10 a.m. EDT. The series begins with a Spotlight Q&A from Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, UK followed by Local Voices, Global Insights: Governance in Times of Crises: How can global citizens ensure that government works for all? Governments around the world may differ in their structures, freedoms, and resources, but the need for civic engagement by individuals and organizations is nearly universal. In this panel discussion, experts in politics and governance will discuss the role of each citizen in promoting inclusive and accountable government that operates in the public interest and establishing constructive political norms today and for future generations.

Register Here.

The 2019 World Fellows Have Arrived

The 2019 World Fellows have arrived!

After traveling from all corners of the globe, the World Fellows have finally arrived in New Haven! The 2019 class includes politicians and diplomats, journalists and global heath professionals, social entrepreneurs and sustainability advocates. Join us in welcoming the Fellows to campus, and follow their journey on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

The World Fellows are eager to engage in conversations with students, faculty, and community members over the next four months while they are on campus. Check our website to learn more about the exciting events and talks hosted by Fellows. World Fellows will also be working with students, attending classes, and contributing to the Yale and New Haven communities through mentorship and service.

Want to get involved or invite a Fellow to attend or speak at an event? Reach out to any of the Fellows using the contact link on their individual webpages.

Don’t forget to save the date for World Fellows Night, a great opportunity to meet and hear from all the 2019 World Fellows and to learn about the work they are doing. We’ll see you on Thursday, September 12, from 5:00-7:00 pm in Horchow Hall.

Yale International Alliance meeting at the 2015 AYA assembly

The Yale International Alliance held a special meeting at November’s AYA Assembly to discuss the needs of international Yale Clubs and what the YIA could do to help.  Nearly 20 alumni leaders representing over 10 countries held a lively discussion around the fact that international alumni can feel very isolated. In response to this the YIA presented three solutions it is using to help international alumni feel like they are more connected to the Yale community:

1. The YIA website and social media, which can be used by international alumni to advertise events or news in their region:


2. Career panels and mentoring programmes aimed to connect Yalies with alumni around the world

3. Virtual lectures through the Shindig virtual platform

Over the next year the YIA will be working with international Yale Clubs to help them connect with the larger Yale community.  Please get in touch if you have any ideas or would like more information: yaleinternationalalliance@gmail.com

Global Citizen Virtual Lecture Series: Journeys

Join the Yale alumni community for a special interactive online program: hear international Yale alumni share their journeys, and maybe share your own in a future series.

The Global Citizen Virtual Lecture Series: Journeys will take place once a week for 3 consecutive weeks this coming April 14th, 21st and 28th.  Select alumni from all over the world will share their own global journeys after Yale.  Each 15 minute talk will be followed by the chance to ask questions and discuss with other audience members. Come to the virtual talk on your own, or forward this email to gather a virtual group of alumni friends to participate together.

Connect with the Yale Community on the interactive webinar platform Shindig. See Bill Gates and others use Shindig here, and get ready to connect with Yale alumni around the world in a new and exciting way!

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REMINDER: Safe Cities – YIA Virtual Lecture by Enrique Betancourt

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 8pm EST

2013 Yale World Fellow Enrique Betancourt will be giving the March YIA Virtual Lecture on Safe Cities.

Enrique is an architect and urban planner who has served in shaping the Mexican government’s social policies. He is interested in how chronic violence affects human development, and how architecture can influence this.