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.

Current and Upcoming Events


True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kati Marton, author of True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy, will discuss the book in conversation with moderator Tim Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner and co-director of NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War.

In True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy (Simon & Schuster; September 6, 2016) award-winning journalist and best-selling author Kati Marton tells Noel Field’s full story for the first time. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and ’40s. Then, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades. He ended his days behind the Iron Curtain, diminished, but he never showed regret for his role in abetting a murderous dictatorship. With a reporter’s eye for detail and a historian’s grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Marton captures Field’s riveting quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong.

Kati Marton is the author of True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her other books include Paris: A Love StoryThe Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the WorldHidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our HistoryWallenbergThe Polk Conspiracy; and A Death in Jerusalem. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She lives in New York City.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, which is supported by Foreign Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP on Eventbrite. Reception and book signing to follow.
 
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bard Hall, Multipurpose Room, 410 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
Sponsor: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program
E-mail: bgia@bard.edu
Phone: 646-839-9262

Crisis of the Liberal Order: Leon Botstein & Walter Russell Mead

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, and Walter Russell Mead, Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College, and Editor-at-Large of The American Interest, will discuss trends in politics across the globe. What explains the resurgence of populism and the rise of political actors on the right? What are the effects on longstanding alliances, international institutions and accepted norms? Why are democratic systems creating non-democratic outcomes?

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, which is supported by Foreign Affairs. It is co-sponsored and hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

The event is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY.
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 E 64th St., New York, NY 10065
Sponsor: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program
E-mail: bgia@bard.edu
Phone: 646-839-9262