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. These events are free and open to the public by RSVP.
                                           

2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

FDR: The Last 100 Days, a Conversation with David Woolner134133

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York 10065  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.

Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

David B. Woolner is senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute, professor of history at Marist College, and senior fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, cosponsored and hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and supported by Foreign Affairs magazine. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The United Nations Today: Change and Continuity134132

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The United Nations is a key component of the post-WWII international system yet remains misunderstood and the target of criticism. Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser to the United Nations Foundation and longtime UN official, will discuss this institution in conversation with BGIA Director and Bard College Dean of International Studies James Ketterer. A reception will follow.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, cosponsored and hosted by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and supported by Foreign Affairs magazine. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Monday, March 12, 2018

BGIA Alumni/ae Panel & Info Session134270

Olin, Room 102  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come learn about a summer or semester of intensive study and internships with Bard's Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) in NYC. Hear from fellow Bard students who recently participated!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Timothy Snyder - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century134083

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs - 170 E 64th Street, New York, NY 10065  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, and Foreign Affairs.

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike those faced by the Europeans of the 20th century, who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Can we learn from their experience?

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

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