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.

Upcoming Events


The Debate over Religious Freedom and Female Genital Mutilation

Thursday, May 2, 2019

6:00 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.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-debate-over-religious-freedom-and-genital-mutilation-tickets-60065541652
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Archive of Past Events

                                              

2006

 
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 Wars

Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, March 2, 2006

America and the World

Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006

Investigating Saddam Hussein: Lessons Learned from the Balkans

Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY