Yale Club of London: YCL Art Circle – Media Art Trip

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

YCL Art Circle  
Media Art Trip

Saturday, 18 August 2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

Please note: The walk and venues are free (and on rain or shine!);transportation/refreshment costs are the responsibility of the member. Registration limited: 10 spaces only

YCL General Admission: Free! 
(Registration required, spaces limited)


About the Event: 

Curious about media art? Join the YCL Art Circle for a little trip around London to two major media art commissions this summer. Led by Yinan Song (PC’ 14), artist and YCL Art Circler, the trip will start from Evan Ifekoya’s sound installation Ritual Without Belief at Gasworks (Vauxhall). Then we will take the tube to the next stop: Lawrence Lek and Kode9’s virtual reality and video installation Nøtel at Arebyte Gallery (London City Island), where we will be given a tour and introduction of the work by the curator. Finally, we will head to 28 West Bar (Canary Wharf) for a casual discussion of the works and refreshments.

Click here to register for this event. 


6 July 2018: Yale-NUS team emerges champion in Shell’s Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition

On 5 March 2018, a team of Yale-NUS students emerged champions in the regional finals of Shell’s Imagine the Future Scenarios competition.

The team, comprising Joshua Phua, Adila Sayyed, Benyamin Jamieson (all Class of 2019), Wen Kin Lim, Aditya Karkera and Ann Chen (all Class of 2020), impressed the judges with their rich references to history and comprehensive exploration of how technology, politics, society and individual choices will shape the future.

Since 2016, Shell has organised this competition for university students to imagine the future of more and cleaner energy in Asian cities and how it will change the way people live, work and play. This year, the theme of the competition was ‘More and cleaner energy in urban Asian and Middle Eastern homes in 2050: How we live, work, and play.’



Yale Club of London – Cambridge Event: Musica Vera Duo: Recital and Drinks

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

Musica Vera DuoAn Evening of Musical Entertainment

Thursday, 13 September 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Pavilion RoomHughes HallCambridge, CB1 2EW

Please note: Booking is recommended.

YCL General Admission: Free
Drinks will be available after the recitalfor a small donation


About the Event: 

Hosted at Hughes Hall, by Law Fellow Dr Markus Gehring and Senior Member Amy Klohr, this is our first Cambridge based event, to which all Yale contacts in the local area are welcome.
Enjoy an evening recital with Yale musical ensemble Musica Vera Duo. A two-piece ensemble, Musica Vera Duo explores and performs music from contrasting cultures of the classical tradition, including transcriptions of ancient chant, baroque dance suites, and theatrical works from the 19th century. Incorporating history, literature, and the dramatic arts, Musica Vera presents concerts that engages the ears, minds, and hearts of its audience members. You can listen to a sample of their work here.
The recital will be followed by a drinks reception (donations welcome), kindly hosted by Hughes Hall.
This is our first event in Cambridge, so do please turn out to support. Please also pass the word on to any other Yale contacts you have in the Cambridge area who may not be on our mailing list. We are keen to meet you all.
– Sonata in D minor, J.C. Pepusch
– Divertimento in C Major, W.A. Mozart 
– Echoes of Arnheim, K. Sherwin
– Memories of the Homeland, M. Bailey 
– Selections from the Bay Psalm Book (1752 edition)
– Romance, Dmytro Bortniansky 
– 3 Ukrainian Folk Songs

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Yale Club of London – Art Circle: Migration Museum, private tour and drinks with Aditi Anand (ES ’07)

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

Migration Museum  
No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
Private Tour and Drinks 

Aditi Anand (ES ’07)

Friday, 7 September 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

6:30 pmPrivate tourwith the exhibition’s curatorand the museum’s Head of Creative Content,Aditi Anand (ES ’07)7:15 pmDrinks
Migration Museum
26 Lambeth High Street
London  SE1 7AG

Please note: This exhibition is located on the first floor and we regret that it does NOT have step free access.

Junior Members and Guests: £5
Senior Members and Guests: £5
YCL General Admission
and Extended Network: £5


About the Event: 

Join YCL Art Circle for a private, out-of-hours tour of the Migration Museum‘s exhibition No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain with Aditi Anand (ES ’07), Head of Creative Content, followed by drinks in the space. 
The EU referendum result and ongoing Brexit negotiations have sparked debate about Britain’s relationship with the world and uncertainty about migration to and from the country. But Brexit is far from the first pivotal moment in Britain’s migration history. This exhibition explores seven such turning points that had profound effects on the nation and its people – and which continue to resonate today. Each moment is explored through a combination of personal stories, commentary, photography and art from established and emerging British and international artists and contributors. 
About the Migration Museum:
The Migration Museum Project is shining a light on the many ways that the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are – as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. It is a far-reaching nationwide education programme and a knowledge-sharing network of museums and galleries across the UK.
Aditi Anand is the Head of Creative Content at the Migration Museum Project, where she curates exhibitions and manages creative partnerships. Previously, she wrote and produced a film and radio series around social issues in India that aired on STAR (India’s largest TV network) and All India Radio and was communications lead for India’s largest media for social change initiative. She has also worked as an educator at the Museum of the Moving Image and as a freelance content developer for an exhibition design firm, Local Projects, in New York.

Click here to register for this event. 

Contact: Kyoung Kim

The West Scrutinizes Chinese Investment

Defending Western industry: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker scrutinizes trade deals; in 2016, China’s Midea acquired Kuka, Germany’s top robotics company

Protectionist stances on immigration and trade have overshadowed proposals for stricter reviews of inbound foreign investment: The United States plans reform for the Committee on Foreign Investment of the United States, which reviews projects for national security concerns, and the European Union prepares a pan-European screening mechanism. In 2017, Chinese investment in Europe totaled €35 billion, or $40.75 billion, and the US total was $29.4 billion, down from $46.2 billion in 2016. “Between the Trump administration’s ‘America first’ stance, labeling China a ‘strategic competitor’…, and a mainstream Europe actively looking to improve the EU’s toolbox for screening foreign investments, China is carrying on its old practice of ‘divide and rule’ among states while also trying to play Europeans against Americans, thanks to the current ‘trade war,’” writes Philippe Le Corre, a senior fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and a nonresident senior fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The United States and Europe, by cooperating, would enjoy a stronger negotiating position. – YaleGlobal

Bangladesh Joins the Space Age

Satellite pride: Bangladeshi citizens exult at the launch of first national satellite; Bangabandhu-1 on the launch pad in Florida

With the launch of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite, Bangladesh has entered the space age. The project, assisted by other space powers, cost US$248 million and marks a promising step in integrating the economy in a global market, explains Abu Sufian Shamrat. Critics of the Bangabandhu-1 point to other concerns for the low-income rural nation. Yet over time the new technology, including 4G and expanded connectivity, could lead to innovation, sustainable economic growth and reduced unemployment. Fair and broad distribution of services with integration of rural districts could boost public support, and advanced communications are expected to reduce dependency on foreign satellite services and benefit telemedicine, distance learning, finance, agriculture and other sectors. Main challenges include repayment of borrowed funds for the satellite’s procurement and launch and a struggle to acquire space sovereignty. For now, Bangladesh’s expansion into space relies on cooperation with other space powers. – YaleGlobal

Leveraging Ambiguity in Foreign Relations

Protective ambiguity: Mikhail Gorbachev, George H.W. Bush and Helmut Kohl gather in 2005; Russian President Vladimir Putin demonstrates new weapons to Russian parliament

Uncertainty in global economic or security affairs is often associated with risk. “And yet, ambiguity can be ‘constructive,’ bringing clear benefits in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution,” observes Mikhail Troitskiy, a political analyst in Moscow. “Ambiguity can be a force for common good if practiced consensually, that is, if all sides in a negotiation agree to a moderately ambiguous deal in order to end the talks on a positive note and avoid escalation of their conflict.” All sides must assess their positions, whether they are prepared for a range of unpredictable events that could unfold, while determining just how much ambiguity can be tolerated by future leaders or constituents. Such agreements that de-escalate conflicts allow parties to conserve resources and status. In US-Russian relations, three examples of agreements featuring ambiguity include German reunification, the New START Treaty and the Minsk agreement on eastern Ukraine. Flexibility increases prospects for resolution. – YaleGlobal