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

                                              

2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Talk with Andrew Steinfeld, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beyond Silicon Valley: A Conversation with Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cancelled: "The Amplification of Shame: International Media Coverage of Human Rights Organization Criticism"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) Info Session/Ukraine Presentation with Walter Russell Mead

Study and Intern in NYC Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 
Thursday, September 10, 2015

"UN to World: Please Reform Us - But Not Yet.
Principles or Principals? Pragmatism and Idealism at the UN"

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

"East Asian Security Threats
After 'The Pivot'" 

Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Erdogan Leans East:
Is Turkey's Democracy Slipping Away?"

Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

“Al-Qaeda's Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences”
Presented by The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000-A, NY, NY 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Presents: “The State of Russian-Western Relations: Was there ever a ‘Post Cold-War order’?"

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