BGIA Alumni Events

The BGIA Alumni Board hosts an ongoing series of professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and lectures on timely international affairs issues. For more details, please email

Upcoming Alumni/ae Events

A Conversation with Meline Toumani

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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. 
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Sponsor: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program
Contact: Anna Seidner
Phone: 646-839-9262