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.
The Centre's work is made possible by a generous gift to McGill from Yan P. Lin Ph.D. '92. The Centre is featured in McGill's Road to 200 initiative highlighting leading areas of research in the run-up to the University's 200th anniversary.
Many of its events can be seen online at the Centre's YouTube channel.
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