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

                                              

2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Women's Rights Are Human Rights: Global Challenges to Reproductive Health

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Age of Consequences: Climate Change and National Security

SUNY Global Center 
 
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Syria’s Predicament and the U.S. 

Presented by the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) and Lebanese American University 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017  
Thursday, September 8, 2016

After the American Century: The Ends of US Culture in the Middle East

Presented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice 
Thursday, May 12, 2016

[Postponed] ISIS: The Caliphate at Two

Michael Weiss in conversation with James Ketterer
A James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs Magazine, hosted by The Carnegie Council Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 
Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Volatility in Geopolitics & the Global Economy: Risks, Opportunities & Challenges Ahead," with Dambisa Moyo

A James Chace Memorial Speaker Series Event co-hosted by the SUNY Global Engagement Program SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th Street, New York, NY 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"South Africa and the World," A Talk with The Honorable Dr. Wilmot James

Presented by the BGIA and CEU-NY Alumni Associations and Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, 42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 
Thursday, March 10, 2016

"Who is Arming Asia? Arms Transfers and Their Implications for US Regional Influence"

A Presentation by Jonathan Caverly of MIT for the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series 108 West 39th St., Suite 1000A, New York, NY 10018 
Thursday, February 18, 2016

"The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East"

A conversation with author Sean McMeekin presented by the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th St, NY, NY