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. These events are free and open to the public by RSVP.

Upcoming Events


The Inevitable Weaponization of Space

Thursday, December 5, 2019

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY
Space is both big business and a potential battleground. This year, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos made new strides with their space companies Space X and Blue Origin, India became the latest country to test an anti-satellite weapon. How should we think about space in terms of international relations and security? Can diplomacy constrain the weaponization of space, and what we will lose if it fails?

Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, will be in conversation with Dr. Giles Alston, to discuss the parallel trends of the privatization of space exploration and the overt weaponization of space.

Dr. Johnson-Freese previously served as Chair of the National Security Affairs Department from 2002-2010 and was on the faculty of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Air War College, and the University of Central Florida. Dr. Alston is a Senior Analyst at Oxford Analytica and faculty member at BGIA.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP.
Contact: Rachel Meyer rmeyer@bard.edu

Archive of Past Events

                                              

2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aaron Voloj Dessauer to speak at BGIA on "Civil Liberties in the Age of the Preventive State"

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP. RSVP Here Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Walter Russell Mead at BGIA
"Is Democracy Promotion Dead?"

RSVP Here Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joe Dunn to speak at BGIA on "The Kurds and Kurdistan Northern Iraq: A Personal Perspective"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, September 18, 2014

François Carrel-Billiard, former French Diplomat and Associate Director of the Blinken European Institute, to speak at BGIA

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Thin Skinned and Short-Sighted: America's Foreign Policy Drift"

Michael Moran, Vice President, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks Group Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Drafting an Egyptian Constitution

A talk hosted by BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Merging Competing Military Forces After Civil Wars"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Merging Competing Military Forces After Civil Wars

Roy Licklider at BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Leaders at War

Elizabeth Saunders Speaks at BGIA Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY