BGIA News and Events

James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series 

Our Speaker Series features leading figures in international affairs discussing topical and timely issues of global concern. Events are typically held one Thursday evening per month. The James Clarke Chace Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine. These events are free and open to the public by RSVP.

Upcoming Events

FDR: The Last 100 Days, a Conversation with David Woolner

Thursday, March 29, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York 10065
The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.

Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

David B. Woolner is senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute, professor of history at Marist College, and senior fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, cosponsored and hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and supported by Foreign Affairs magazine. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.
Contact: Rachel Meyer

A Conversation with Meline Toumani

Thursday, May 3, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Author Meline Toumani will discuss her book, There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond, in conversation with Professor H. Ege Ozen of the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Meline Toumani is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She has written about politics, ideas, books, and music for the New York Times Sunday Magazine and culture pages, Harper's, the Nationn+1Salon, the Boston GlobeNewsdayGlobalPost, the National, and Travel + Leisure. As a foreign reporter, she has worked in Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia.

Ege Ozen completed his doctoral studies in political science at Binghamton University (SUNY) and specialized in comparative politics. His research interests include voting behavior, domestic politics of the Middle Eastern and North African countries, elections and electoral processes, political parties, and representation. 
Contact: Anna Seidner 646-839-9262

Archive of Past Events



Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Great Inflation: The Impact on Globalization

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Foreign Policy in Campaign 2008

116 E. 55th St. New York, NY 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

War for Wealth

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Implications of Globalization

Monday, September 22, 2008

Global Issues and Values-Based Foreign Policy

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Leadership in International Affairs

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Second World

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Has Multiculturalism Failed?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pakistan: What Happens Now

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Venture Philanthropy: Can Social Investors Transform Nonprofits?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Can the CIA Get it Right?