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, May 13, 2010

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Terrorist Interrogation

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Education of An American Dreamer

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Rise and Fall of Communism

Thursday, February 4, 2010

North Korea