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 14, 2006
Russia Rising: Eurasia, The United States and the European Union
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Latin America’s New Left: Implications for Inter-American Relations
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Iran: Our Gravest Threat?
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Five Years Later: Are We Prepared?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Water WarsBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, March 2, 2006
America and the WorldBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, February 23, 2006