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)
Eduardo Martinez Perez
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.
Global Harmonized Carbon Pricing:
Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?
Latin America: Taking Off or Still Falling Behind? (Dedicated to the memory of Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro)
Rethinking the “War on Drugs” Through the US-Mexico Prism.
Financial Globalization: Culprit, Survivor or Casualty of the Great Crisis?
Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto
The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence
Reforming the United Nations for Peace and Security: Proceedings of a Workshop to Analyze the Report of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change
Publications and External Collaborations
The Center’s external collaborations have led to a range of international reports on each of the core issues and several volumes published in print and via e-books.
Natural Resource Governance Institute (2013 to present)
Power Africa (2015 to present)
Electoral Integrity Initiative (2015 to present)
Geneva Report 2011 to 2012
Natural Resource Charter (2009 to 2013)
Global Development Network (2005–2011)
Global Trade and Financial Architecture (2008 to 2011)
Developing Countries and the WTO Predicament
High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance
Commission on Drugs and Democracy in Latin America
Commission on the Future of the IAEA
High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor
Global Leadership for Climate Action
Task Force on Trade, Millennium Development Project
Distinguished Visting Fellows
Gro Harlem Brundtland (2015)
James Wolfensohn (2012 to 2014)
Bo Ekman (2011)
Carmen Reinhart (2010)
Daniel Yergin (2010)
Carl Dahlman (2010)
Fernando Henrique Cardoso (2009)
William Cline (2007)
Ricardo Lagos (2007)
Lord Mark Malloch Brown (2007)
Scott Barrett (2006)
Jonathan Schell (2005)
William H. Draper, III
The Ford Foundation
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