Category Archives: Yale Talk: Conversations with President Peter Salovey

Connecting the Yale Community with Food



Sharing meals plays a big part in life at Yale. Although Yale Hospitality operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, its staff members have been contributing to the university and New Haven communities in numerous ways. In honor of Staff Spirit Week, President Salovey discusses with Maureen O’Donnell, residential dining general manager, and Joseph “Rusty” Hamilton, baker at the Culinary Support Center, how Yale staff is serving those in need during this public health crisis.


Yale Experts on the Parallel Crises of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism



Anti-black violence, racism, and injustice are all too ubiquitous in our nation today and throughout history. As people called for actions to solve this crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed striking, long-standing health disparities in our nation. President Peter Salovey discussed the role Yale and other universities play in moving our society past these entrenched problems through our mission of education, research, and scholarship. He was joined by Elijah Anderson, Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology.


Yale Economic Experts on the COVID-19 Pandemic



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President Peter Salovey discussed the national and global economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from history with three Yale faculty experts:
Pinelopi Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics and professor of management and former chief economist at the World Bank Group;
Andrew Metrick, Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management and director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability; and
Robert Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics and Nobel Laureate.

(Recorded May 20, 2020)


Professor Karen Seto on Urbanization and Building Sustainable Cities



In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, President Salovey and Professor Seto discuss urban population growth and how cities can be managed and built to optimize sustainability and health.


Yale Health Experts on the COVID-19 Pandemic



Ann Kurth, dean of the Yale School of Nursing, and Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, joined President Peter Salovey for a conversation about COVID-19 response and the immediate and long-term impacts of this pandemic.


Yale Student-Athletes on Three-Point Shots, Resilience, and the Joy of Basketball



Yale student-athletes Tori Andrew BF ’21 and Azar Swain TD ’21, who are among the best shooters in the Ivy League and NCAA, join President Peter Salovey for a conversation about the right mindset to lead and win—on the basketball court, in the classroom, and in life.


The HAPPINESS Project and Increasing Access to Mental Health Services



The HAPPINESS Project is one of the ways Yale faculty and students are tackling the complex, global challenges of connecting people with mental health services. The HAPPINESS Project aims to improve mental health care delivery in Nigeria, and the methods and technology developed through the project have the potential to help many other communities. Upon their return from Lagos, Nigeria, President Peter Salovey, Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, Dr. Charles Dike, and Mr. Eddie Mandhry discuss the partnerships Yale is developing through this project and the Yale Africa Initiative.


Professor Crystal Feimster on the Long Civil Rights Movement



In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Salovey and Professor Feimster discuss the “long” civil rights movement, the contributions of civil rights activist Pauli Murray, and how Yale students are using the university’s archival and museum collections in their classes.