Scholars at Yale pursue a uniquely comprehensive approach to international history. Spread literally across the whole globe, faculty explore international, transnational, regional and global perspectives. We are interested in every aspect of these interrelationships including not only diplomatic and security questions, but also cultural, social, political and economic dimensions. Our interests range from Thucydides to late-twentieth-century critics of empire, from classic questions of war and peace to the long-term processes that have shaped the modern world. We seek to shed new light both on the high politics of international diplomacy and the global history of transnational encounter. Through an array of taught courses, seminars and lecture series we aspire to foster a dialogue in which classical and post-classical approaches can enter into an ever more fertile and productive exchange.
Paul M. Kennedy Patrick O. Cohrs Jenifer Van Vleck