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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.

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Upcoming Events


The Death of Expertise: A Conversation with Author Tom Nichols

Thursday, June 29, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tom Nichols of the Naval War College will discuss his new book, The Death of Expertise, which examines the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters. He will be in conversation with James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies at Bard College. People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP (click link). Reception to follow. 

Speakers:
Thomas Nichols, Professor, US Naval War College
James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies, Bard College
Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Cyrus Vance Center for International Justice
Co-Sponsoring Organization:
Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs. 
Contact: Rachel Meyer rmeyer@bard.edu

Archive of Past Events

                                        

2009

 
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Afghanistan and Pakistan


 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalization


 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Emerging Markets in the Current Economic Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities


 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Current Challenges in Humanitarian Action


 
Friday, October 16, 2009

Diplomacy in the Middle East: Current Obstacles and Potential Solutions


 
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy


 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars


 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World


 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Future of Pakistan


 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Great Experiment: Globalization

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rise and Fall of Hyperpowers

116 E. 55th St. New York, NY 
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fixing Global Finance


 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Climate Change

116 E. 55th St. New York, NY