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Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

Located in the heart of Manhattan, BGIA brings together university students and recent graduates from around the world to undertake specialized study with leading practitioners and scholars in international affairs. Topics in the curriculum include political risk analysis, human rights law, the United Nations, international relations theory, humanitarian action, global public health, trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, international political economy, and writing on international affairs. Students are required to complete highly competitive internships at international organizations throughout New York City. Internships and directed research are tailored to the student’s particular field of study. BGIA is open to students from all majors who have a demonstrated interest in international affairs.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, October 13, 2014 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Break

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mid-Term Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Friday, October 24, 2014

Moderation Papers Due

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Family Weekend

Visit Bard and beautiful Annandale for a variety of events, including What's New at Bard, the Ask the President forum, sample classes, performances by the American Symphony Orchestra, campus tours, and panel discussions.