Emma Shortis

Fox International Fellow, Yale University

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Yale Diary: religion, ecology and how to avert a disaster

February 6, 2018 6

The recent Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, which promotes dialogue between faith and sciences, laid out a pathway for how to avoid planetary catastrophe.

Yale Diaries: the role of historians in Trump’s America

January 17, 2018 1

Among the crises present the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the question of historians' responsibility to explain -- and answer for -- the Trump presidency was a prominent one, writes Yale correspondent Emma Shortis

Yale Diary: on the nauseating carousel of US bipartisanship

December 5, 2017 3

The former presidential candidate won't stop apologising for his 1988 loss, but has a strikingly clear message for lawmakers, writes Yale fellow Emma Shortis.

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

November 21, 2017 5

The recent swell of predatory men facing justice has been called a reckoning. Are we seeing the end of the patriarchy? Don't hold your breath, writes Yale fellow and freelance writer Emma Shortis.

Yale Diaries: America’s ‘credibility’ is not the problem here

October 31, 2017 6

While pundits wring their hands over Trump eroding America's global "credibility", the rest of us are more concerned about the world blowing up, says Yale fellow and freelance writer Emma Shortis.

Yale Diaries: Michelle Obama, football and the limits of silence

October 18, 2017 3

A recent conversation between Michelle Obama and Roxane Gay illustrates that the idea we can "stay out" of politics is a false one, writes our Yale correspondent, freelance writer Emma Shortis.