Understanding America

Mosaic of the US flag forming the shape of the continental United States

A Year-Long Series Exploring Yale, New Haven, and the U.S.

After settling in to life at Yale, international students, scholars, and family members may be curious about their new hometown of New Haven as well as the broader culture of living in America. You are not alone - with all that is happening in the U.S. at present, many of us are re-evaluating our understanding of the people, the culture, and government of the U.S. Join us in this year-long series of talks as we attempt to crack some of the codes and break down key issues at Yale, New Haven, and the U.S. at large.

The Understanding America series includes panel discussions and expert speakers both from Yale and the New Haven community. Our goal is to provide a comfortable space for you to engage in a lively discussion, offer opinions, and gain insights into some complex features of U.S. society and culture.

The series is open to the Yale Community, and we encourage you to come with questions, opinions, and an open mind.

Please check our Events Calendar for this and other exciting events.