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

BLM: Getting to Real Change 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Online Event
A conversation about activism and change
George Floyd's murder in May 2020 shined a brutal light on racism and inequality, not only in the U.S. but throughout the world. It renewed energy into the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Today, BLM is widely embraced and conversations about how to end systemic racism have become mainstream. What changed? And how are activists working to build on this momentum and achieve change? Talaya Robinson-Dancy and Cammie Jones join us virtually on Thursday, June 24 at 12pm for the Chace Speaker Hour to discuss. Talaya Dancy was the Founder and President of the Black Body Experience Council at Bard College and was the co-head of the Womxn of Color United club. Cammie Jones is the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at Columbia University. Please join us on Zoom. 
Contact: Elmira Bayrasli ebayrasli@bard.edu

The Hacked World Order

Thursday, July 15, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Online Event
Foreign Policy in the Digital Age
Foreign policy is among the things that the Internet has revolutionized. No longer is diplomacy confined to oak-paneled rooms and gilded corridors. This change, as New York Times reporter Mark Landler noted, “happened so fast that it left the foreign policy establishment gasping to catch up.” Author Adam Segal joins us for a conversation about how technology has changed diplomacy, geopolitics, war, and, most of all, power. 

Contact: Elmira Bayrasli ebayrasli@bard.edu

Archive of Past Events



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