About the Center

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization enriches the debate about globalization on campus and promotes the flow of ideas between Yale and the policy world.

Since the Center’s inception in 2001, the YCSG team has remained consistent in pursuing its mission and in concentrating on the core issues of global development, financial globalization, multilateral trade, and the provision of key global public goods. Within the latter category, we give priority to issues of global coordination and cooperation including mitigation of climate change and global peace and security.

The Center’s strategy comprises four pillars. First, we focus on issues that are truly core to globalization.

Second, relying on a diversity of means – from brainstorming sessions among highly specialized thinkers to large multidisciplinary conferences, from public lectures and panels to hosting Distinguished Visiting Fellows, our Center serves at Yale as a catalyst for debate and cutting edge thought with a view to generate policy relevant proposals.

Third, in addition to our priority task of interacting with the Yale community, we seek actively to collaborate with a variety of institutions and individuals across the globe to leverage our own resources, reinforce the policy pertinence of our work and support Yale’s internationalization efforts.

And fourth, we endeavor to disseminate critical analysis and stir constructive debate within the academic and policy worlds through our publications – either generated directly from the YCSG or those to which we have contributed in international panels and task forces.

We keep as a central concern the challenge of inclusion in globalization, doing our best to support the formulation and dissemination of ideas on how to enable the world’s poorest and weakest peoples to participate in the benefits of global integration. Our efforts are motivated by a desire to understand globalization and the institutions and policies needed to enhance it as a force for good.


Ernesto Zedillo (biography)
Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics.

Eduardo Martinez Perez
Research Associate

Haynie Wheeler
Associate Director
Manager and Publications Editor of Conferences and Task Forces

Latha Swamy
Senior Advisor
Planetary Health and Universal Health Coverage


The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is devoted to examining the impact of our increasingly integrated world on individuals, communities, and nations.

Globalization presents challenges and opportunities. The Center’s purpose is to support the creation and dissemination of ideas for seizing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges. It shall be particularly focused on practical policies to enable the world’s poorest and weakest citizens to share in the benefits brought by globalization. It will also explore solutions to problems that, even if they do not result directly from integration, are global in nature, and can therefore be effectively addressed only through international cooperation. The Center draws on the rich intellectual resources of the Yale community, scholars from other universities, and experts from around the world



William H. Draper, III

The Ford Foundation

Frederic Iseman,’74

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Whitney and Betty MacMillan

The Rockefeller Foundation

Santander Bank

2013–14 Advisory Committee

Bruce Ackerman
Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science

Lea Brilmayer
Howard M. Holtzmann Professor of International Law

Susan Hyde
Associate Professor of Political Science

Susan Rose-Ackerman
Henry R. Luce Professor of Law and Political Science

Peter Schott
Professor, Yale School of Management and Economics

Aleh Tsyvinski
Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics