Ashish Koul talks about Muslim Arains: reform and social mobility in colonial Punjab.

Ashish Koul is a Singh Postdoctoral Associate in the Council on South Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center. Her work focuses on caste, Islam, and politics in South Asia, with law and gender as components within that framework. We talk with Professor Koul about her essay, “Making new Muslim Arains: reform and social mobility in colonial Punjab, 1890s-1910s.”

Yale Club of London: All-Ivy Plus New Year Drinks

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

All-Ivy Plus New Year Drinks 

Saturday, 27 January 2018
7.30 pm to 1:00 am

Six Storeys
11 Soho Square
London W1D 3QE

General Admission: £28.75

About the Event: 

The Yale Club of London and the Harvard Club UK warmly invite fellow young professionals from our partner US college alumni clubs to celebrate the start of 2018 at the first Ivy Plus event of the year!
For this special occasion, we have prepared an evening of drinks at one of Soho’s most exciting bars, Six Storeys! The reconverted bank, offers six distinct styles, one on each floor. We have reserved the Lounge on the 3rd floor just for us from 7.30pm until 1am.
There will be an open bar of wine, beer and soft drinks from 8pm to 10pm, so do arrive promptly to make the most out of this wonderful venue! After the open bar closes, there will be plenty of time to enjoy other house speciality drinks while making new friends and reconnecting with old ones!
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Come and join alumni from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, UPenn and Stanford to celebrate 2018 in style!
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Places are limited, so make sure you register to in advance to avoid disappointment.  Click here to register

Contact: James Ford

World Fellows 2017 Closing Ceremony

The 2017 Yale Greenberg World Fellows concluded their four-month journey at Yale during the Closing Ceremony in Horchow Hall’s GM Room on Dec. 7, 2017.

The 16 Fellows and two Associate Fellows were recognized for their contributions to the Yale community and each received a certificate. The ceremony was attended by friends and family members of the fellows, student liaisons who worked with fellows, Yale faculty and World Fellows & Jackson Institute staff.

“Thank you for enriching our community,” Professor Jim Levinsohn told Fellows. “We’re a better place because you’re here,” added Levinsohn, who serves as director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, home to the World Fellows Program.

African deforestation not as great as feared, Yale research shows

A map of central and southern Africa detailing areas of deforestation.

The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale researchers shows.

Previous estimates put deforestation at 35% to 55% on the continent since 1900. The new analysis estimates closed-canopy forests have shrunk by 21.7%, according to findings published Dec. 11 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. However, research also shows that some West and East African forests have been reduced between 80% and 90%.

Yale program exposes local youth to new languages and cultures

A group of high school students studying Russian text on a chalkboard.
Local high school students study Russian as part of the World CLASS program, which provides area youth the opportunity to study languages not offered by their school districts.

Every Monday at 4 p.m., Ayala Mack visits Yale to study Arabic.

Languages fascinate Mack, a ninth-grade student at New Haven’s Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, and Yale is helping her to feed that passion. She is one of 280 students from area high schools who participate in the World Culture and Language After School Studies Program (World CLASS), which provides high-school students from New Haven and surrounding towns instruction in languages and cultures not commonly taught in local schools.

Arabic is so different from other languages taught at school, and I wanted to try it,” said Mack, seated in a seminar room in Henry R. Luce Hall. “I think more people should be interested in learning it. It’s really hard, but I’m enjoying the class.”