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

                                              

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