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 1, 2005
Coming Challenges to the United NationsBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Rise of Chinese PowerBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Does Preventive War Have a Future?Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Sustaining a Liberal Empire
Thursday, May 12, 2005
The Future of Middle East SecurityBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, April 14, 2005
The North Korean QuestionBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Monday, March 14, 2005
A Discussion with David Rieff400 West 59th Street, Third Floor
Thursday, March 3, 2005
The United Nations and the Prevention of GenocideBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Monday, February 7, 2005