Category Archives: The MacMillan Report

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.

Learn more about Pablo Vidal.


Sushant Singh



Sushant Singh is a visiting scholar in the Council on South Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science. Mr. Singh is the Deputy Editor of The Indian Express newspaper in Delhi, India, where he writes about national security, international relations, higher judiciary, and investigative agencies. Among other places, he has reported about conflict from North Waziristan in Pakistan and from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Before turning to journalism, he served in the Indian Army for 20 years, including multiple stints in Jammu and Kashmir. He also served as a United Nations Military Observer in Cote D’Ivoire, where he was awarded the UN Secretary General’s medal. He is the author of Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military and the co-author of Note by Note: The India Story 1947-2017.


Edward Rugemer



Edward Rugemer is an Associate Professor of African American Studies & History at Yale who studies comparative slavery and abolition and antebellum U.S. history. We talk with Professor Rugemer about his new book, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World, for which he was recently awarded the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for Best Book.


Robyn Creswell



Robyn Creswell, an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale and a former poetry editor at the Paris Review, studies modern Arabic literature, the practice of literary translation, art and revolution, and modernist poetry in French, English, Spanish, and Arabic. His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and Harper’s Magazine, among many other publications. We talk with Professor Creswell about his new book, City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut, for which he was recently awarded the MacMillan Center’s Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for Best First Book.