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.

Upcoming Events


The Trials of Richard Goldstone: A Book Talk with Daniel Terris

Thursday, March 28, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vance Center for International Justice, 44 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036
A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event

Al-Quds Bard dean Daniel Terris will discuss his new book, The Trials of Richard Goldstone, in conversation with South African journalist Redi Tlhabi. This event, which is part of BGIA's James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, is cosponsored and hosted by the Vance Center for International Justice, and is supported by Foreign Affairs magazine. It is free and open to the public by RSVP

In June 2009, Richard Goldstone was a global hero, honored by the MacArthur Foundation for its prize in international justice. Four months later, he was called a “quisling” and compared to some of the worst traitors in human history. Why? Because this champion of human rights and international law chose to apply his commitment to fairness and truth to his own community. 

The Trials of Richard Goldstone tells the story of this extraordinary individual and the price he paid for his convictions. It describes how Goldstone, working as a judge in apartheid South Africa, helped to undermine this unjust system and later, at Nelson Mandela’s request, led a commission that investigated cases of racial violence and intimidation. It also considers the international renown he received as the chief United Nations prosecutor for war crimes committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, the first tribunals to try political and military leaders on charges of genocide. Finally, it explores how Goldstone became a controversial figure in the wake of the Jewish jurist’s powerful, but flawed, investigation of Israel for alleged war crimes in Gaza. 
Contact: Julia Tinneny jtinneny@bard.edu

Archive of Past Events

                                           

2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Elections at Home and Abroad: Making Democracy Great (Again)?

A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W. 44 St., New York, NY 10036 
Thursday, November 8, 2018


Coca-Cola Socialism: A Conversation with Radina Vučetić

Chace Lecture Series Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) 108 W 39th St, New York, New York 10018 
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 170 E. 64 St., New York, NY 10065 
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood

A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event 410 West 58 Street, New York, NY (Bard Hall) 
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sanctions, Allies & Adversaries: Balancing Interests & Values

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice: 42 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036 
Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Conversation with Meline Toumani

Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York 10065 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The United Nations Today: Change and Continuity

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs - 170 E 64th Street, New York, NY 10065