DeVane Lectures

The DeVane Lecture series is a free program that invites members of the New Haven and Yale communities to attend a semester-long class alongside Yale students, who can take the course for credit. View syllabus

How did we get from the huge euphoria that followed the fall of communism in the early 1990s to our present politics of fear and resentment, and what are the prospects going forward? Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro plans to answer these questions for Yale students and the general public in his fall 2019 course “Power and Politics in Today’s World,” the latest in Yale’s DeVane Lecture series.

Shapiro’s 2019 DeVane course will be a comparative study of power and politics since the Cold War. The class will meet from 11:35 a.m to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 29 through Dec. 5 tentatively in the lecture hall of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS 114).

I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity and challenge that this class presents,” says Shapiro. “These are issues that many people are interested in. Like it or not, they are reshaping our lives.”

Free and open to the public, the 2019 DeVane Lectures will meet from 11:35 a.m to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lecture hall of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS 114, 1 Prospect St.), beginning on Thursday, Aug. 29.

readings and materials

More information available here. A full selection of previous recordings can be found here