IFEL62 Veterans Panel & Reception

IFEL62 Veterans Panel & Reception
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Yale Veterans Association


welcomes you

to a special panel and reception


History and Memories of IFEL


Join us for this fascinating exploration of

Yale’s Institute of Far Eastern Languages (IFEL)

with US veterans who studied there


Established during WWII, Yale’s Institute of Far Eastern Languages provided rigorous and specialized training (dubbed “The Yale Method”) in Asian languages to scores of US military personnel between 1943 and 1965.  Upon completing their training, many IFEL students were immediately sent abroad to Asia on missions and covert operations.


Members of the US Air Force who comprised the IFEL Class of 1962 (IFEL62) have returned to campus to celebrate their 50th Reunion—for most, this will be their first time back to New Haven since completing their training.  At the panel, several members will share their experiences at IFEL and how Yale shaped their lives and subsequent careers, including those who served in such federal agencies as the CIA, NSA and DIA.  At the reception, the IFEL62 group looks forward to connecting with members of the Yale and Yale Veteran Community over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012


3:00-4:00 p.m.      Panel

                   Rosenfeld Hall, Room 101

                   109 Grove Street


                   5:30-6:45 p.m.      Reception

Keynote remarks by Charles Hill

Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer in Humanities

                                                Woolsey Hall, President’s Room                              


Yale University

New Haven, CT