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

                                        

2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Women's Rights Are Human Rights: Global Challenges to Reproductive Health

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Age of Consequences: Climate Change and National Security

SUNY Global Center 
 
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Syria’s Predicament and the U.S. 

Presented by the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) and Lebanese American University 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017  
Thursday, September 8, 2016

After the American Century: The Ends of US Culture in the Middle East

Presented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice 
Thursday, May 12, 2016

[Postponed] ISIS: The Caliphate at Two

Michael Weiss in conversation with James Ketterer
A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs Magazine, hosted by The Carnegie Council Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Volatility in Geopolitics & the Global Economy: Risks, Opportunities & Challenges Ahead," with Dambisa Moyo

A James Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event co-hosted by the SUNY Global Engagement Program SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"South Africa and the World," A Talk with The Honorable Dr. Wilmot James

Presented by the BGIA and CEU-NY Alumni Associations and Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 
Thursday, March 10, 2016

"Who is Arming Asia? Arms Transfers and Their Implications for US Regional Influence"

A Presentation by Jonathan Caverly of MIT for the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series 108 West 39th St., Suite 1000A, New York, NY 10018 
Thursday, February 18, 2016

"The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East"

A conversation with author Sean McMeekin presented by the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th St, NY, NY