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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.

BGIA Events

All events are free and open to the public.

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

                                        

2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aaron Voloj Dessauer to speak at BGIA on "Civil Liberties in the Age of the Preventive State"

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP. RSVP Here Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Walter Russell Mead at BGIA
"Is Democracy Promotion Dead?"

RSVP Here Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joe Dunn to speak at BGIA on "The Kurds and Kurdistan Northern Iraq: A Personal Perspective"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, September 18, 2014

François Carrel-Billiard, former French Diplomat and Associate Director of the Blinken European Institute, to speak at BGIA

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Thin Skinned and Short-Sighted: America's Foreign Policy Drift"

Michael Moran, Vice President, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks Group Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Drafting an Egyptian Constitution

A talk hosted by BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Merging Competing Military Forces After Civil Wars"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Merging Competing Military Forces After Civil Wars

Roy Licklider at BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Leaders at War

Elizabeth Saunders Speaks at BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY