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Adeem Suhail talks about gang violence in Pakistan



Adeem Suhail is at Yale as the Singh Postdoctoral Associate at the South Asian Studies Council. He is trained as a social anthropologist and his work broadly pertains to issues in the anthropology of politics and the politics of knowledge production. Professor Suhail’s research interests are situated at the intersection of the anthropology of violence, state theory, and urban anthropology and his work has been published in a number of publications.

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The MacMillan Report is an online interview show featuring the research of faculty in international and area studies.


Why should the US stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change?



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Yale Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker addresses the urgent threat of climate change, how the fields of religion and science can unite to save the planet, and the importance of the US staying in the Paris Agreement.


Negotiating Your Salary & Benefits Package



The group is joined by two colleagues, Derek Webster (Office of Career Strategy, Common Good & Creative Careers) and Maggie Katz (Center for International and Professional Experience) to discuss the trials and tribulations of the salary/benefits negotiation process. Yes, after all the stress and tumult of getting the actual job, your work is not quite done yet! The group goes through the very important aspects of this process, where efforts can yield benefits years down the line!


Introducing the Yale Environmental Dialogue Podcast



In this trailer, Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale, introduces the Yale Environmental Dialogue, a new podcast from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that will explore solutions to a sustainable future. In each episode, leading environmental thinkers from a range of disciplines, sectors, and political perspectives will share their ideas for addressing critical environmental challenges, and lead a discussion on these issues with colleagues and other experts on the likelihood of these ideas and innovations achieving meaningful change.


Carolyn J. Dean talks about The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide.



Professor Dean is a historian of modern Europe with a focus on the twentieth century whose work explores the intersection of ideas and culture, most recently in the context of genocide. She is the author of several books that focus on the historical and cultural representation of victims, including Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust and The Fragility of Empathy after the Holocaust. She has also written extensively about gender and sexuality in France and on the intellectual history of French theory.

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The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide.

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The MacMillan Report is an online interview show featuring the research of faculty in international and area studies.


Rearranging Research (with Bray Patrick-Lake)



Bray became involved in healthcare when she was a participant in a study for which she received a heart device, and wasn’t notified when the study was ended prematurely. Bray’s condition, Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) with migraines, greatly improved with her new device. But other study participants hadn’t fared so well. Bray started her own foundation, the PFO foundation, and became engaged with patient groups, research forums and conferences, and research advisory panels. Bray’s mission is to make research not just about the patients in the study, but for the patients in the study.


Daniel Pink — Bestselling Author



Dan Pink’s TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 20 million views. Dan’s research and writing has a lot to say about how to navigate the creative life, which made Aaron jump at the chance to get him on the show. Join Aaron and Dan for a fascinating conversation about Dan’s recent book, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.”

Dan’s subtle but convincing message is that when we do things matters every bit as much as what we’re doing.

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Pablo Vidal, Visiting Scholar, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies



Pablo Vidal talks about the impact of mobile phones on nomadic herders in Morocco.

Professor Vidal is the Director of the Anthropology Research Institute at the Catholic University of Valencia in Spain. His research interests include the relationship between people and nature, nomadic and transhumance people, and immaterial cultural heritage.

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How to Save the Supreme Court with Epps & Sitaraman



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Professors Dan Epps and Ganesh Sitaraman talk about their recently published Feature, How to Save the Supreme Court. They argue that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation represents a stunning Republican victory after decades of increasingly partisan battles over control of the Court. The result is a Supreme Court whose Justices are likely to vote along party lines more consistently than ever before in American history. That development gravely threatens the Court’s legitimacy. If in the future roughly half of Americans lack confidence in the Supreme Court’s impartiality, its power to settle important legal questions will be in jeopardy. Moreover, many Democrats are already calling for changes like court-packing, which could provoke further escalation that would damage the Court’s image and the rule of law. The coming crisis can be stopped. But this will require a radical rethinking of how the Court has operated for more than two centuries. The Feature outlines a new framework for Supreme Court reform. The authors evaluate existing proposals and offer two of their own: the Supreme Court Lottery and the Balanced Bench. We can save what is good about the Court, they argue, but only if we are willing to transform it.


Cover Letters?? Really!?



The group discusses the fickle nature of the cover letter, a document that many deem voluntary, but in actuality is an important means by which to present yourself and reiterate your skillset. We discuss the breakdown of the letter itself, how it can be efficiently constructed, and most impactful.