Logo

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.

Upcoming Speakers Spring 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

“Al-Qaeda's Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences”
Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 36 West 44th St, #1011, NY, NY

Barak Mendelsohn, Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College; Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Center for the Study ofTerrorism, Foreign Policy Research Institute; author ofExpansion and Decline: al-Qaeda's Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015) and Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and International Cooperation in the War on Terrorism (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series is cosponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Please visit our website for the complete list of upcoming public events: http://bgia.bard.edu/speakerseries/

Contact: Rachel Meyer
Email: rmeyer@bard.edu
Website: http://bard.edu/bgia
Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Erdogan Leans East: Is Turkey's Democracy Slipping Away?"
Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 36 West 44th St, #1011, NY, NY

Panelists include: 

Pinar Kemerli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Bard College.
David L. Phillips
, Director, Peace-building and Rights Program,  Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; author of From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition (Transaction Press, 2008), among others.
Cenk Sidar
, Founder and Managing Director, Sidar GlobalAdvisors; foreign policy and economic advisor to the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the main opposition party in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly; frequent contributor to various outlets including Hurriyet Daily News, Radikal  and Reflections Turkey.
The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series is cosponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

Contact: Rachel Meyer
Email: rmeyer@bard.edu
Website: http://bard.edu/bgia
Thursday, April 2, 2015

"East Asian Security Threats After 'The Pivot'" 
Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 36 West 44th St, #1011, NY, NY

Panelists include: 

CAPT. Malia DuMont, Director of Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense; former Special Assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs.

 Mark E. Manyin, Specialist, Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; formerInternational Affairs Fellow (Japan), Council on Foreign Relations. 

Sue Mi Terry, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University; former  Director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council (George W. Bush, Barack Obama); former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council (Barack Obama); former Senior Analyst on Korean Issues, Central Intelligence Agency.

The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series is cosponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.


Contact: Rachel Meyer
Email: rmeyer@bard.edu
Website: http://bard.edu/bgia