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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. They are free and open to the general public by RSVP. The James Clarke Chace Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine.

Current and Upcoming Events


"After the American Century: The Ends of US Culture in the Middle East," a discussion with Brian Edwards of Northwestern University

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Presented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) and co-sponsored by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

American culture has long been seen as an important diplomatic component of US soft power — as far back as Henry Luce’s call for an “American Century.” But how is American culture being transmitted and transformed in this chaotic and digitally-connected century? The Middle East offers an important case study. From Shrek dubbed into Farsi in Iran, to Western style hip-hop in Morocco and Egyptian cyberpunk comics, people in the Middle East and North Africa consume American culture avidly, even when US foreign policy is unpopular. What does this new circulation of culture reveal about the nature of politics in the Middle East that is not captured in headlines? What are the lessons for US diplomacy?  And what does the period after the American century look like?

Brian Edwards’ most recent book "After the American Century: The Ends of US Culture in the Middle East" will be available for purchase and signing at a reception following the program.

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 Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP. Reception to follow. RSVP Here.

*Please note this event will not be held at BGIA's main office.*
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036. First floor - Stimson Room.

Syria’s Predicament and the U.S. Role with Steven Cook, Joshua Landis and Patricia Sabga

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Presented by the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA)
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 Lebanese American University

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP (link coming soon). Reception to follow. 

*Please note this event will not be held at BGIA's main office.*
Location: Lebanese American University
211 E 46th St, New York, New York 10017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Lebanese American University
Sponsor: BGIA
Phone: 646-839-9262

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Presented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA)

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.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP. Reception to follow. Please RSVP here.



*Please note this event is on a Wednesday and will not be held at BGIA's main office.*
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 E 64th St, New York, New York 10065
 
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Sponsor: BGIA
E-mail: bgia@bard.edu
Phone: 646-839-9262

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