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 18, 2008
The Great Inflation: The Impact on Globalization
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Foreign Policy in Campaign 2008116 E. 55th St. New York, NY
Thursday, October 16, 2008
War for Wealth
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Implications of Globalization
Monday, September 22, 2008
Global Issues and Values-Based Foreign Policy
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Leadership in International Affairs
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Second World
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Has Multiculturalism Failed?
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Pakistan: What Happens Now
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Venture Philanthropy: Can Social Investors Transform Nonprofits?
Thursday, January 31, 2008