James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series 

In honor of James C. Chace and his commitment to exchange and engagement, our Speaker Series explores today's pressing issues with today's leading experts. These events are free and open to the public by RSVP.

Upcoming Events

Afghanistan: 20 Years On

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Online Event
Afghanistan: 20 Years On 
President George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan in 2001, in an effort to capture and defeat Al Qaeda and its leader Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, Joe Biden ended this "forever" war this past summer, noting that Washington achieved its goal of capturing bin Laden. Yet, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was chaotic, as thousands of Afghans scrambled to leave the country. Was withdrawal the right decision? Did the U.S. achieve its goal in Afghanistan? To answer thse questions, we'll be joined by former U.S. State Department official Annie Pforzheimer. Ms. Pforzheimer served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul from 2017-18. She also served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan. She will be joined by Bard professor Fred Hof, also an alumnus from the State Department. Via Zoom. RSVP required
Contact: Elmira Bayrasli ebayrasli@bard.edu

Archive of Past Events



Thursday, September 9, 2021

9/11: 20 Years On

9/11: 20 Years On  Online Event 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Hacked World Order

Foreign Policy in the Digital Age Online Event 
Thursday, June 24, 2021

BLM: Getting to Real Change 

A conversation about activism and change Online Event 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Seeing Countries From Afar: A Conversation with Suzy Hansen & Kamila Shamsie

Online Event 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Covid-19: One Year Later

What have we learned about the coronavirus?   Online Event 
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Tahrir at 10

A Look at the Arab Spring a Decade Later Online Event 
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Truth After Trump

Should the US set up a truth commission after the Trump presidency?  Online Event