The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series
The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series features leading figures in international affairs discussing topical and timely issues of global concern. Events are held approximately once a month, typically on a Thursday evening, and are open to the general public. The James Clarke Chace Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine.

Our Location

The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series takes place at at the BGIA office, 36 West 44th St. Suite 1011 (between 5th and 6th Ave). The Series is held in the Fall, September- December and the Spring, January- May.

Speakers for Fall 2014

To reserve your space at an event please call 646-839-9262, email bgia@bard.edu

Thursday, September 18 
Europe: Stop or Go?”
François Carrel-Billiard, Managing Director, International Peace Institute; previously held many positions in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs including: Advisor to the Foreign Minister, Deputy Director of Strategic Affairs, and diplomatic posts at the UN, NATO, and Moscow, among others.

Thursday, October 30 
“The Kurds and Kurdistan Northern Iraq: A Personal Perspective” Joe Dunn, 
Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, Chair of History and Politics at Converse College; author of: “I Have Done the Work”: The Times and Life of James Hutchison Kerr; Southern Women at the Millennium: A Historical Perspective on the Twentieth Century; among many others.

Thursday, November 20 
“Is Democracy Promotion Dead?”
Walter Russell Mead
, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, Bard College and B.G.I.A.

Thursday, December 4 
“Civil Liberties in the Age of the Preventive State” Aaron Voloj Dessauer, 
Fellow, Yale Law School Center for Law and Philosophy 


Thursday, September 18, 2014

François Carrel-Billiard, former French Diplomat and Associate Director of the Blinken European Institute, to speak at BGIA

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 36 West 44th St, #1011, NY, NY
Email: rmeyer@bard.edu