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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 >>
Alumna Lyric Thompson works for ICRW

Alumna Lyric Thompson works for ICRW

BGIA alumna Lyric Thompson is Senior Policy Manager at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in Washington, D.C.
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"Thin Skinned and Short-Sighted: America's Foreign Policy Drift"

Michael Moran, Vice President, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks Group
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BGIA News

This Week at BGIA: Spotlight on the Egyptian Constitution and Advice for Student Writers (4/14/14-4/18/14)

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This Week at BGIA: Spotlight on Women in International Security and Student Blog Posts (4/7/14-4/11/13)

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This Week at BGIA: Spotlight on Speaker Series and Student Writing (3/31/14-4/4/14)

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