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



Coca-Cola Socialism: A Conversation with Radina Vučetić

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) 108 W 39th St, New York, New York 10018
Chace Lecture Series
Radina Vučetić will discuss her exciting new book, "Coca-Cola Socialism," in conversation with Aleksandar Bošković.

After falling out with the Eastern bloc, Yugoslavia's leader Tito turned to the United States for support, but only in certain ways. In the political sphere the distance between the two countries was carefully maintained, yet in the realms of culture and consumption the Yugoslav regime was definitely much more receptive to the American model. "Coca-Cola Socialism" addresses the link between cultural diplomacy, culture, consumer society and politics. Radina Vučetić explores how the Party used American culture in order to promote its own values and what life in this socialist and capitalist hybrid system looked like for ordinary people who lived in a country with communist ideology in a capitalist wrapping. Her book offers a careful reevaluation of the limits of appropriating the American dream and questions both an uncritical celebration of Yugoslavia’s openness and an exaggerated depiction of its authoritarianism.

Radina Vučetić is Associate Professor at the General Modern History Department of History at the University of Belgrade.

Aleksandar Bošković is Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian
Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University.

This event is part of the James Chace lecture series and supported by Foreign Affairs.
Contact: Julia Tinneny jtinneny@bard.edu

Elections at Home and Abroad: Making Democracy Great (Again)?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W. 44 St., New York, NY 10036
A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event
Rokey Suleman, currently executive director of elections for Richland County in South Carolina, has worked overseas on elections in places including Egypt, Russia, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Macedonia, Georgia, and Nepal. In the United States he has overseen elections in the District of Columbia and other positions in Virginia and Ohio. Given his breadth of experience, he is in a unique position to understand the challenges and opportunities related to elections—and more broadly, for democracy—in a truly comparative way. He will discuss his many experiences and the lessons he has learned in conversation with Bard College Dean of International Studies James Ketterer, who has also worked on elections at home and abroad. This event is cosponsored and hosted by the Vance Center for International Justice and supported by Foreign Affairs magazine.

Click here to RSVP.
Contact: Julia Tinneny jtinneny@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