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.

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

                                        

2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Talk with Andrew Steinfeld, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beyond Silicon Valley: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cancelled: "The Amplification of Shame: International Media Coverage of Human Rights Organization Criticism"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) Info Session/Ukraine Presentation with Walter Russell Mead

Study and Intern in NYC Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Thursday, September 10, 2015

"UN to World: Please Reform Us - But Not Yet.
Principles or Principals? Pragmatism and Idealism at the UN"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

"East Asian Security Threats
After 'The Pivot'" 

Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Erdogan Leans East:
Is Turkey's Democracy Slipping Away?"

Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

“Al-Qaeda's Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences”
Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Presents: “The State of Russian-Western Relations: Was there ever a ‘Post Cold-War order’?"

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