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 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

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fixing Global Finance

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Climate Change

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