Next Cohort of YIA Common Rooms Launches

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.

Join us in a YIA Common Room, an initiative for Yale alumni who are interested in the world and its citizens. The next set of Common Rooms is starting this October. Your small group of eight to ten alums will reflect different geographic areas of the world. You will meet online for 40 minutes twice a month for three months to create new relationships with far-flung fellow Yalies, discuss perspectives, further cross-cultural understanding, and continue that conversation you were having in your Common Room at Yale. 

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Vietnamese Students Association at Yale

ViSA Cultural Show 2014 Fan Dance — with Quyen Do, Tammy Pham, Tra Huong Nguyen, Emma Dinh, Giahoa Nguyen and Ngoc Doan.


ViSA Cultural Show 2014 Modern Dance Team
The video you’ve all been waiting for…the inaugural performance of ViSA’s unofficial modern dance team.
— with George Huynh, Titania Nguyen, Dustin Nguyen, Thanh Tran, Andy Zhang and Kevin Nguyen at Morse / Stiles Crescent Theater.




Demystifying Social Impact Business

Our 2014 World Fellow Vivianne Naigeborin is a pioneer in social impact investing in Brazil – she was part of a group of people who sparked the sector in the country and has overseen its growth and development over the past several years.

Here, she sits down with Yale Global Perspectives to explain exactly what social impact business is, how to measure it, and its potential for growth internationally.  Check out the short videos below.

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From Secret Language to Modern Voices: The Changing Role of Women in Modern China

Yale-China invites you to a special event on April 14, 2014.

Explore women’s issues in China through discussions about:

  • the one-child policy and its effects on the societal attitude toward the role of women
  • women in leadership positions in the corporate sector and in civil society
  • the reach of healthcare in the context of traditional cultural attitudes

Seats are limited. Register today by clicking here!

VIDEO: Executive Director Nancy Yao Maasbach gives a preview of the conference.



With keynote performance of Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women

featuring Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harp, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yajun Qu, Director, Women Culture Museum


Monday, April 14, 2014


Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut


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