Graduate And Professional

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!

Developers Lunch-and-Learn: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Prelude

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an internationally celebrated day that encourages everyone to talk, think, and learn about digital access and inclusion. This year, GAAD falls on Thursday, May 19. During this lunch and learn we will offer an overview of GAAD, what must-see events are taking place on GAAD, and how to promote accessibility on your team.

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.

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