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The Yale Board of Trustees has approved the transformation of the university’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs into a school, President Peter Salovey announced today.

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On April 13, Victor D. Cha, Professor at Georgetown University and former NSC Director for Asian Affairs, shared his thoughts on the North Korean nuclear issue in a special conversation titled “Realigning America’s Strategy toward Korea” at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

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Most companies are not very well prepared for the weaponizing of cyberspace by foreign governments. That was part of an assessment of the current state of cyberspace by Eric Schmidt, former chairman of Alphabet, Inc. and CEO of Google. Schmidt gave the remarks during his keynote address at the two-day annual conference of the Yale Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, which kicked off on April 6. This year’s conference, “Understanding Cyberwarfare and Artificial Intelligence,” drew both academics and practitioners.

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Based on the children’s game Bigger and Better, the One Paperclip Challenge took off on the Internet in 2006, when it was the subject of a TED talk by a Canadian blogger who managed over the course of a year to trade his way up for a house. It’s also part of School of Management Professor Zoë Chance’s Mastering Influence and Persuasion course, where it’s intended to help students improve their powers of persuasiveness, while also getting used to rejection.

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Zeinab Khalil, a second-year graduate student at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has been named a 2017-2018 Presidential Fellow at the Open Society Foundations.

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Ellen Chapin and Will Wright, first-year M.A. students at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, have been selected to receive the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry will serve as Yale’s first-ever Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs. A 1966 graduate of Yale College, Kerry will return to his alma mater to oversee the Kerry Initiative, an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges through teaching, research, and international dialogue.

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Highlights of the site include short embedded videos; an interactive curriculum builder for prospective students; a “cultural engine” that showcases New Haven’s many attractions; Q&A with students and Senior Fellows; and more!

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Andrew Watrous, a first-year MA student at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has been selected to receive the Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations.

The fellowship provides graduate students the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations in the U.S. government Executive Branch or the U.S. Congress.

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