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.
The Debate over Religious Freedom and Female Genital Mutilation
Thursday, May 2, 20196:00 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.
Archive of Past Events
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights RevolutionPresented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program and the SUNY Global Engagement Program SUNY Global Center - 116 E 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
False Dawn: Protest, Democracy and Violence in the New Middle EastCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Muslims in Diaspora: Navigating the Politics of Old and NewBard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Death of Expertise: A Conversation with Author Tom Nichols42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring211 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017-2935
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Crisis of the Liberal Order: Leon Botstein & Walter Russell MeadCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 E 64th St., New York, NY 10065
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Subverting Disinformation: Journalism in the Age of Fake News410 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, March 2, 2017
True Believer: Stalin's Last American SpyBard Hall, Multipurpose Room, 410 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019
Thursday, February 16, 2017