Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Conversation with Robert Sussman



Former EPA deputy administrator and guest lecturer in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Bob Sussman joins Emma Crow-Willard to discuss the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is the first federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generating power plants. The plan will help the United States meet its Paris COP21 goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025. Bob Sussman explains the potential positive effects the Clean Power Plan could have in states and in preventing global warming.


YJIA Podcast: A Conversation With Emma Sky



“‘The old international order is at an end. We will look back and see that it was Iraq war that brought that order to an end.”
In the aftermath of the presidential election, Emma Sky speaks to YJIA about the Iraq War, the legacy of Barack Obama in the Middle East, and what to expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.


Solitary Confinement in America’s Prisons



Solitary confinement in prisons, once used sparingly, is now a standard procedure for many prisons in the United States. Keramet Reiter, professor of Criminology, Law and Society and author of 23/7, discusses the impact solitary confinement has on prisoners and what can be done to curb its use.


YJIA Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Roach



YJIA discuss the future of employment with Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. Roach reflected on the impact of technology and why he is optimistic that humans will not go the same way as horses. He discusses changes in the way we work and whether current slow growth rates represent a “new normal”.


Microbiome: Episode III



What’s next for microbiome research? In the third and final episode on the microbiome, we are joined by Dr. Camille Konopnicki, a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Andrew Goodman, who was our colloquium speaker for this issue to talk about current on going research on the microbiome here at Yale and how microbiome research is evolving and changing.


Microbiome: Episode I



Want to learn more about the microbiome? In the first episode of three on the microbiome, the focus topic for the September 2016 issue of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, we will be discussing the history of the field, current techniques used in microbiome research, and how the microbiome influences our health.


Microbiome: Episode II



What has the microbiome taught us? In the second episode on the microbiome, we are joined by Yale rheumatologist and assistant professor of Immunobiology and Medicine, Dr. Martin Kriegel to discuss articles published in our issue, current research on the microbiome, how the microbiome is being applied in the clinic, and where the future of microbiome research lies.