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  • Bard College's Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA)

    provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of: international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA is a small and highly selective program for 30 students each semester and 22 students each summer. provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of: international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA is a small and highly selective program for 30 students each semester and 22 students each summer. MORE >>
  • The Academic Program

    Classes at BGIA have fewer than 16 students per class and provide each student an intimate learning environment. Seminars are based on student discussion, research, and writing; they meet in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate daytime internships. Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate in intensive academic study of international relations and global affairs, recognized by the state of New York. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. Classes at BGIA have fewer than 16 students per class and provide each student an intimate learning environment. Seminars are based on student discussion, research, and writing; they meet in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate daytime internships. Upon completion, students are awarded a certificate in intensive academic study of international relations and global affairs, recognized by the state of New York. Students are expected to enroll on a full-time basis. MORE >>
  • Admission to the BGIA Program

    The BGIA Program is designed for students in their third or fourth year of college-level study and recent college graduates. In exceptional cases, second-year students are accepted into the program. Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time but can reapply to extend for a second term. The program is open to students of all majors, who have taken at least one undergraduate political science, human rights, or international or diplomatic history course. The BGIA Program is designed for students in their third or fourth year of college-level study and recent college graduates. In exceptional cases, second-year students are accepted into the program. Students may enroll for one semester or summer at a time but can reapply to extend for a second term. The program is open to students of all majors, who have taken at least one undergraduate political science, human rights, or international or diplomatic history course. MORE >>
  • Internship Program

    In BGIA’s internship program, students work a minimum of 20 hours per week at the leading private, public, and nonprofit entities in New York City. This hands-on experience enables students to put classroom theory into real-world practice while exploring career opportunities in international affairs. All students are required to complete a 12-15 week internship during the semester, or eight weeks in the summer. In BGIA’s internship program, students work a minimum of 20 hours per week at the leading private, public, and nonprofit entities in New York City. This hands-on experience enables students to put classroom theory into real-world practice while exploring career opportunities in international affairs. All students are required to complete a 12-15 week internship during the semester, or eight weeks in the summer. MORE >>
  • James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series

    features leading figures in international affairs discussing current issues of global concern at the BGIA office, 36 West 44th St., Suite 1011. Events are held approximately once a month, typically on a Thursday evening, and are open to the general public. To reserve your space at an event please email bgia@bard.edu. features leading figures in international affairs discussing current issues of global concern at the BGIA office, 36 West 44th St., Suite 1011. Events are held approximately once a month, typically on a Thursday evening, and are open to the general public. To reserve your space at an event please email bgia@bard.edu. MORE >>
  • The BGIA Alumni/ae Network

    stays in touch through the BGIA alumni/ae association’s Linkedin group, through their e-newsletter of job postings, mixers, networking events, and professional workshops. To receive alerts and invitations, sign up for the alumni/ae listserv! stays in touch through the BGIA alumni/ae association’s Linkedin group, through their e-newsletter of job postings, mixers, networking events, and professional workshops. To receive alerts and invitations, sign up for the alumni/ae listserv! MORE >>
  • The BGIA Summer Program

    blends traditional coursework in the fields of of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, ethics and writing on international affairs with internships at world-class international organizations in New York City. blends traditional coursework in the fields of of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, ethics and writing on international affairs with internships at world-class international organizations in New York City. MORE >>
  • Student Life at BGIA

    brings together an exceptionally diverse group of students. Two-thirds of our student body is comprised of advanced undergraduates and one-third are recent college graduates preparing for a career in New York City or graduate school. brings together an exceptionally diverse group of students. Two-thirds of our student body is comprised of advanced undergraduates and one-third are recent college graduates preparing for a career in New York City or graduate school. MORE >>
Alumnus Eben Kaplan is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications at Control Risks 

Alumnus Eben Kaplan is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications at Control Risks 

BGIA alumnus Eben Kaplan is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications at Control Risks in Washington D.C., where he divides his time between the company's information security consulting services and its marketing division. 
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Joe Dunn to speak at BGIA on "The Kurds and Kurdistan Northern Iraq: A Personal Perspective"

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.
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BGIA News

Coming up: Professor Walter Russell Mead will do a Reddit AMA 

On Wednesday, October 22, Professor Walter Russell Mead will be joining the ranks of Barack Obama and Louis CK by doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 2 PM. Log on (http://www.reddit.com/r/iama) and watch the action unfold, or join in and ask a question!

This Week at BGIA: the Council on Foreign Relations (10/6/14-10/10/14)

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This week at BGIA: Midterms

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