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

                                              

2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution

Presented 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 East

Carnegie 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 New

Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, NY, NY 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Death of Expertise: A Conversation with Author Tom Nichols

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring

211 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017-2935 
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crisis of the Liberal Order: Leon Botstein & Walter Russell Mead

Carnegie 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 News

410 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019 
Thursday, March 2, 2017

True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Bard Hall, Multipurpose Room, 410 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

New York Academic Center of the Lebanese American University, 211 East 46th Street, New York, NY.