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  • Bard College's Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA)

    Program provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of: international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA is a small and highly selective program for 30 students each semester and 22 students each summer. Program provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of: international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA is a small and highly selective program for 30 students each semester and 22 students each summer. MORE >>
  • The Academic Program

    Classes at BGIA have fewer than 16 students per class and provide each student an intimate learning environment. Seminars are based on student discussion, research, and writing; they meet in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate daytime internships. Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate in intensive academic study of international relations and global affairs, recognized by the state of New York. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. Classes at BGIA have fewer than 16 students per class and provide each student an intimate learning environment. Seminars are based on student discussion, research, and writing; they meet in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate daytime internships. Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate in intensive academic study of international relations and global affairs, recognized by the state of New York. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. MORE >>
  • Admission to the BGIA Program

    The BGIA Program is designed for students in their third or fourth year of college-level study and recent college graduates. In exceptional cases, second-year students are accepted into the program. Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time but can reapply to extend for a second term. The program is open to students of all majors, who have taken at least one undergraduate political science, human rights, or international or diplomatic history cours. The BGIA Program is designed for students in their third or fourth year of college-level study and recent college graduates. In exceptional cases, second-year students are accepted into the program. Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time but can reapply to extend for a second term. The program is open to students of all majors, who have taken at least one undergraduate political science, human rights, or international or diplomatic history cours. MORE >>
  • Internship Program

    In the BGIA’s internship programs students work 20-25 hours per week at the leading private, public, and nonprofit entities in New York City. This hands-on experience enables students to put classroom theory into real-world practice while exploring career opportunities in international affairs. All students are required to complete a 12-15 week internship during the semester, eight weeks in the summer. In the BGIA’s internship programs students work 20-25 hours per week at the leading private, public, and nonprofit entities in New York City. This hands-on experience enables students to put classroom theory into real-world practice while exploring career opportunities in international affairs. All students are required to complete a 12-15 week internship during the semester, eight weeks in the summer. MORE >>
  • James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

    features leading figures in international affairs discussing topical and timely issues of global concern at the BGIA office, 36 West 44th St. Suite 1011 and the SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th St. Events are held approximately once a month, typically on a Thursday evening, and are open to the general public. To reserve your space at an event please call 646-839-9262, email bgia@bard.edu. features leading figures in international affairs discussing topical and timely issues of global concern at the BGIA office, 36 West 44th St. Suite 1011 and the SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th St. Events are held approximately once a month, typically on a Thursday evening, and are open to the general public. To reserve your space at an event please call 646-839-9262, email bgia@bard.edu. MORE >>
  • The BGIA Alumni/ae Network

    stays in touch through the BGIA alumni/ae association’s Linkedin group, through their e-newsletter of job postings, monthly mixers, and professional workshops To receive alerts and invitations, sign up for the alumni/ae listserve! stays in touch through the BGIA alumni/ae association’s Linkedin group, through their e-newsletter of job postings, monthly mixers, and professional workshops To receive alerts and invitations, sign up for the alumni/ae listserve! MORE >>
  • The BGIA Summer Program

    blends traditional coursework in the fields of of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, ethics and writing on international affairs with internships at world-class international organizations in New York City. blends traditional coursework in the fields of of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, ethics and writing on international affairs with internships at world-class international organizations in New York City. MORE >>
  • Student Life at BGIA

    brings together an exceptionally diverse group of students. Two-thirds of our student body is comprised of advanced undergraduates and one-third recent college graduates preparing for a career in New York City or graduate or professional schools. brings together an exceptionally diverse group of students. Two-thirds of our student body is comprised of advanced undergraduates and one-third recent college graduates preparing for a career in New York City or graduate or professional schools. MORE >>
Alumnus Daniel Severson Receives Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Scholarship

Alumnus Daniel Severson Receives Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Scholarship

Daniel Severson is pursuing a joint JD/MPP degree at Harvard University. The Presidential Public Service Fellowship will support his work this summer at the Department of Defense.  Daniel will advise policymakers on legal issues associated with the Department’s worldwide activities.
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François Carrel-Billiard, Managing Director of the International Peace Institute, to speak at BGIA

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BGIA News

This Week at BGIA: Fall 2014 Program Begins 

BGIA welcomes students from Bard College, Smolny College, Converse College, Ursinus College, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Bard in Berlin, University of Western Ontario and Eötvös Loránd University. Our week-long orientation will include panel discussions about interning and networking, course presentations, tips for living in New York City, and social events. 

This Week at BGIA: Summer 2014 Program Concludes

This Week at BGIA: Summer 2014 Program Concludes
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This Week at BGIA: Council on Foreign Relations Panel on Fracking and Career Advice from an Ambassador (7/14/14-7/18/14)

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