Understanding America

Ever felt lost in translation? Join us as we attempt to crack the codes of contemporary American culture.

Our monthly series features guest lectures by Yale faculty accompanied by group discussion and other activities such as films and field trips. Everyone is encouraged to bring their questions, thoughts, and experiences to the table as we explore topics ranging from politics to popular culture.

All sessions convene at the International Center & are open to the Yale community. Have an idea for a topic you'd like to see addressed? Submit it hereFor more information, please contact our series coordinator: janine.stockford@yale.edu



 Spring Topics

Friday Feb. 10

Pez Factory Tour

Join us for a trip to Pez HQ located in Orange, CT. Watch the candy being made before your eyes and learn about American history through the museum of special-edition dispensers.

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Weds. March 29


Join us for a talk about the sociology of the quintessential American sport by postdoc Mike DeLand, accompanied by highlights viewing and game-day snacks.

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Friday April 28

Fine Art & Flowers 

Join us for a visit to America's oldest art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, for this special annual exhibit pairing their collections with floral displays. 

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