LIAUTAUD: Yale’s innovator’s dilemma
International engagement does not decorate Yale’s leadership; it decides it. Our pursuit of knowledge is limited only by our ability to attract the broadest perspectives.
LIAUTAUD: Our responsibility on gender
Let me share three stories with you. The first one took place in 1977. Five Yale women sued the University for a violation of Title IX due to a “failure to combat sexual harassment of female students.” Before Alexander v. Yale, “sexual harassment” did not really exist as a formal term. The students’ case, largely »
LIAUTAUD: Yale’s role among young global leaders
On Dec. 30th, 2011, I was celebrating my 20th birthday. On the other side of the world, Kim Jong-un was receiving the official title of ‘Supreme Commander’ from North Korea’s parliament. At 28 (certain sources differ on his age), Kim is only eight years older than I and only a few years older than most »
LIAUTAUD: Friending China
On a recent Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in one of Peking University’s many crowded classrooms getting some work done, but I soon found myself logging on to Facebook. Before I could even check my notifications, I felt two PKU students tapping me on the shoulder, simultaneously whispering in my ear – in English that »