Mari Oye

Poem by Mari Oye

Oye: Culture shock at home

“Dar Amrika, Mussulman-ha hast?” the driver of our car to Dushanbe, Tajikistan asked me a few weeks ago. “Are there Muslims in America?” “Yes,” I […]

Oye: Mourning close to home

On Saturday, a 19-year-old was shot on Dixwell Avenue. I didn’t know him. Now, at least I know his name — Tywan. I know he […]

Mayersohn and Oye: The devil is in the details

On Tuesday night, for the first time since President Obama’s election, we sat down in a college TV room and watched him give a speech […]

Mayersohn and Oye: Democracy and Afghanistan

You might have seen the photo on the front page of The New York Times last week with Sen. John Kerry leaning in to whisper […]

Oye and Mayersohn: Addressing Afghanistan

When we helped to found the Yale Afghanistan Forum last year, we wanted to set up a place on campus for dialogue and education about […]

Sirleaf talks women in politics

At age 70, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has no intention of slowing down: “There’s too much to do,” she said at a talk Thursday. Before […]

Japanese ambassador urges U.S. cooperation

Fighting climate change is one of the biggest challenges the United States and Japan will need to face together, Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki said Wednesday […]

Georgian officials discuss conflict with Russia

With memories of conflict with Russia only a few months old and domestic unrest growing, it is a tense time to be a Georgian ambassador. […]

Writer talks torture

With a series of executive orders earlier this week, President Barack Obama set in motion the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, reversed […]

Sheehan sounds off

Cindy Sheehan’s “soapbox” is making a temporary stop at Yale this week. Sheehan, 51, an anti-war activist whose son Casey was killed while serving in […]