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Vaughn awarded research fellowship at Yale University

Assistant Professor James Vaughn has been appointed a research fellowship at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University for the spring semester of 2011 and the 2011-12 academic year.

Posted: January 12, 2011
Prof. James Vaughn

Prof. James Vaughn

James Vaughn teaches history classes on Modern Britain from 1660 to 1945 encompassing liberalism and the British Empire and The British Empire and the Making of the Modern World. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Chicago.

His current research project “examines the origins and early development of the British East India Company’s territorial empire in the context of metropolitan socio-political evolution and far-reaching global transformations in the eighteenth century,” he said.
 
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is renowned throughout the world for being an institution that encompasses teaching and research on the three main areas of international affairs, cultures, and societies. Its International Relations interdisciplinary program is one of the oldest in the United States.

While the center is not a school, it works with approximately 250 faculty members from Yale and supports at least 50 visiting scholar appointments each year.

The center was started in the early 1960s as the Concilium on International and Area Studies. In the 1980s, the name was changed to the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

In 2006, it was renamed The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and the university reasserted its pledge to broaden the senior faculty to continue its commitment to the constantly evolving field of international relations.

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