Yale Innovation Summit: New VENTURE Haven

The Yale Innovation Summit is delighted to return to an in-person format this year. The Summit has become the largest entrepreneurship event on campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over two days we will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at Yale, in New Haven and Connecticut as a whole. The Summit offers unequaled networking, education, and inspiration for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. All are welcome!

Covid-19, Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality

Mr. Ban served as the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) (2019-2021). In 2018, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia. Mr. Ban, along with former President of Austria Mr. Heinz Fischer, was inducted as Co-Chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Ban is the Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation, an international organization hosted by the Netherlands. Mr. Ban Ki-moon was also elected as Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee in September 2017. Mr.

Yale Alumni LIVE: Maxine Williams ’91

Join us live from New Haven during the Afro-American Cultural Center’s 50th anniversary celebration with Maxine Williams ’91, the chief diversity officer at Meta, formerly Facebook. Maxine serves as a member of Meta’s most senior executive leadership team under the CEO. Her team works to increase cognitive diversity — different ways of thinking based on different backgrounds, experiences, and information — of all Meta teams and integrate diverse perspectives into policy and product development.

Afro-American Cultural Center 50th-Anniversary: Celebration of the Arts

Yale’s Afro-American Cultural Center was established at the height of the Black Arts Movement, and, as such, visual, literary, and performing arts have remained at the heart of our community. Join us for a panel discussion featuring some of our prominent alumni who will be sharing their insights from their work and lives in the arts and reflections on how art can change the world. Close the night out by enjoying a family-friendly showcase featuring student performance groups from the House and other cultural centers.

Dancing About Architecture: Navigating Symbolic Racism in Theater, Sport, and Culture

Elijah Anderson, author of the newly released Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life; Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at USC Annenberg and U.S. Sports Envoy for Skateboarding and Visiting Fellow in Race, Culture & Community Dr. Neftalie Williams; and renowned dancer and choreographer and assistant professor of physical-theatre at Montclair State University, Stefanie Batten Bland, will have a candid conversation on the nuances of race in physical spaces, moderated by YSC Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Harrison Newman.

Reclaiming Culture: Bringing the African Pantheon into a Modern Musical

Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) is proud to host five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Angélique Kidjo Hon. Music ’15 and her daughter, actor, writer, and multinational performer Naïma Hebrail Kidjo ’15 for an intimate conversation about identity, belonging, forgiveness, and the power of family. This event coincides with the first leg of a global tour of the Kidjos’ new original music theater work, Yemandja.

The Yale Women’s Center Presents Our Annual Lecture Featuring Artist and Activist Carole Alden

Alden grew up primarily in the western United States with a year in New Zealand. She is an entirely self taught artist with no formal training. At the age of 46, a career criminal, who preyed upon women for money, insinuated himself into her life and began a campaign of systematic, escalating terror. After 7 months of inept local law enforcement involvement, Ms Alden was forced to defend herself and her children with deadly force. Thirteen years into a fifteen sentence, the Utah state legislature completed a sentencing audit and ordered her immediate release.

Vaishnavism as Fine Literature

The focus of the conference is the intersection between the religion of Vaishnavism on the one hand and the conventions of fine literature and aesthetic theory in Sanskrit and South Asian vernaculars on the other. While there has been a growing scholarly production concerning this intersection, mostly focused on the tradition following the Bengali cultural hero Chaitanya, the purpose of the conference is to map the broader contours of the field in terms of the “Religion and Literature” approach.
Some of the questions that participants in the conference will consider include:

Ethics of Knowledge-Making: Race, Genomics, and Society

The forum will address persistent questions about race and human identity in biological science and society. It will feature a presentation by Professor Charmaine Royal (Duke University). Professor Royal is a leading expert on the ethical, social, scientific, and clinical implications of human genetics and genomics and directs the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference and the Duke Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

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