Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

Governance and Diplomacy for Sustainable Natural Resource Management

The Jackson School of Global Affairs will host a conversation with Kefentse Mzwinila MA, MS ’99, Minister of Land and Water Affairs for the Republic of Botswana.
The talk, “Governance and Diplomacy for Sustainable Natural Resource Management: The Case of Botswana in the SADC Region,” will be moderated by David Simon, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Graduate Education at the Jackson School.

Being Creative in the Aftermath of Genocide: Rwandan Artists Reflect on Collaborative Practices of Memory, Tradition, and Invention Across Genres

This public event features three young Rwandan artists working in painting, music, acting, and poetry. Their work engages multiple senses (sight, hearing, touch) as they work to care for traditional artistic practices while also inventing new modes of expression. To begin the event, each of the three artists will speak for 15-20 minutes about their work. Then the moderator will ask questions for the three of them, and then we will take questions from the audience.

PRFDHR Seminar: Multisectoral Approaches to Improving Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Humanitarian Settings, Professor Claire Greene

There is consensus that humanitarian actors should respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of displaced populations through multisectoral action and coordination. Multisectoral programming may enable the integration of mental health and psychosocial support with services designed to address critical social and structural determinants of mental health including poverty, stigma, safety and security, and social connectedness and cohesion. In this presentation, Professor M.

PRFDHR Seminar: Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens, Professor Yang-Yang Zhou

Professor Yang-Yang Zhou will be presenting the research of her new book project ‘Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens’. How are migrants received by host countries and communities? A substantial body of scholarship on migrant reception focuses almost exclusively on majority White citizens in the Global North and their (negative) attitudes towards migrants from the Global South.

Strategies for Sustainable Peacebuilding: Implementation and Policy

Scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers will speak about implementation challenges to designing resilient peace agreements, as well as engaged monitoring and fostering public participation when integrating peace agreements into policy.  Our two keynotes will focus on dilemmas of peace-making and strategic delivery of negotiated peace agreements. Specific examples are drawn from Africa and South America, as well as Ireland. 

Strategies for Sustainable Peacebuilding: Implementation and Policy

Scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers will speak about implementation challenges to designing resilient peace agreements, as well as engaged monitoring and fostering public participation when integrating peace agreements into policy.  Our two keynotes will focus on dilemmas of peace-making and strategic delivery of negotiated peace agreements. Specific examples are drawn from Africa and South America, as well as Ireland. 

PRFDHR Seminar: Assessing the Direct and Spillover Effects of Shocks to Refugee Remittances, Professor Sarah Walker

Professor Sarah Walker examines the impact of an exogenous shutdown of remittances to the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya in 2015. She finds that the shutdown did not reduce refugee consumption on average. However, for households that previously received remittances through the networks that were shutdown, consumption decreased, while for those who continued to receive remittances through other mechanisms, consumption increased.

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