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Welcome to the Yan P. Lin Centre

The Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds brings together more than forty scholars from across the university working in comparative, historical, normative, and critical social inquiry. It provides a unified home for the humanistic social sciences, allowing for collaborations across the Faculties of Arts, Engineering, and Law, drawing on disciplines ranging from history, classics, architecture, political science, and philosophy. It is dedicated to studying social structures, social transformations, and ideas about social values from across eras and in regions around the world.

Amphitheater in Red Path Museum with spectators and centrally the speaker and the projection of his talk


The Centre offers a number of events throughout the year, including the Yan P. Lin Annual Lecture. Each research group organizes events tailored to its expertise.

Group of 23 post-graduate students in old stylish living room setting (Faculty Club)

Research Groups

The Centre is clustered into five research groups: Global Antiquities, Transitions and Gobal Modernities, Constitutional Studies, Global Justice, and Democracy, Space, and Technology.

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