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.
The Debate over Religious Freedom and Female Genital Mutilation
Thursday, May 2, 20196:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY
Maryum Saifee, career diplomat and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will be in conversation with Faraz Sanei of Cardozo Law School about the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), legal implications and activism around the issue.
There have been several recent court cases involving FGM. A typical defense argument is that the practice of FGM is protected under religious freedom. The purpose of the discussion will be to gain a better understanding of FGM in the United States, how religious freedom relates to FGM, and transnational advocacy efforts to end the practice.
This is part of BGIA’s James Chace Lecture series and is supported by Foreign Affairs magazine.
Archive of Past Events
Thursday, December 2, 2004
Democracy in the Middle East and Elsewhere: Is it the Right American Policy?Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, November 11, 2004
US Foreign Policy after the ElectionBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The Nature of the Iraqi ResistanceBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
The Consequences of the Iraq WarBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, April 8, 2004
Lecture: The Consequences of IraqBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Lecture: International CrimeBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Lecture: Russia, Central Asia, and American Foreign PolicyBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Monday, February 2, 2004