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CCE Events Archive

                                    


2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bard CEP 3+2 Program: Lunchtime Info Session
Calling All Bard Sophomores and Juniors -- Join us to learn about the 3+2 program offering at Bard CEP
Albee  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
>>>RSVP HERE<<<

Interested in pursuing an impactful sustainability career AND earning your BA and MS in 5 years? 

As you look ahead to your next semester at Bard, join the Bard CEP Admissions Team and Program Director Eban Goodstein to learn about the 3+2 program offered at Bard CEP.

Topics to be covered: Career opportunities in the sustainability arena Alumni academic/career success stories What makes our degree programs at CEP stand out Overview of the 3+2 program The Roadmap from Bard undergraduate to Bard CEP
Details on the CEP 3+2 program can be found here. Contact Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions. 

>>>RSVP HERE<<<
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Monday, December 11, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
        

Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

>>>RSVP HERE<<<

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
Please RSVP to join the webinar here. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Webinar: Leverage LinkedIn to Maximize your Influence and Impact
With Shannon Houde
Online  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
<<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Many people still think that LinkedIn is only for job seekers and recruiters. But in fact it is one of the most powerful tools on the internet to build relationships, build networks, raise funding, and increase brand awareness – whether that is your personal brand or your company’s brand. These days, a well-optimized LinkedIn profile is a must have for any job seeker and professional. Led by career coach, Shannon Houde, this webinar will guarantee that you will not be left behind with a powerful online CV and social media brand.

Shannon Houde is an ICF certified executive and career coach who founded, Walk of Life Consulting, the first international professional development advisory business focused solely on the social impact, environmental and sustainable business fields.

**Webinar link will be sent upon completion of registration.**

<<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Boyle  kboyle@bard.edu
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Tropical Deforestation and Climate Change: More than CO2
Dr. Deborah Lawrence, University of Virginia
https://bluejeans.com/465542196  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Bard CEP on December 6th for a conversation on tropical deforestation and climate change with Dr. Deborah Lawrence of the University of Virginia.

Watch her TEDx Talk here.

Deborah Lawrence, Ph.D., is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the links between tropical deforestation and climate change. She has spent the past twenty-five years doing field-based research in Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cameroon. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2017.pdf
  Monday, December 4, 2017
Bard Debate Union: Weekly Meeting
Campus Center, Red Room 202  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Stop by our weekly meeting to meet coaches and current debaters and to learn about all that we do - competitive debate, public debates, and outreach projects. No previous debate experience necessary! All are welcome! 
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Ruth L Zisman  845-758-6822 x4512  zisman@bard.edu
Monday, December 4, 2017
Judging Eichmann: The Banality of Evil
 
Program 2 of Explaining Evil: A program series sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College and the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC  7:00 pm
On the anniversary of Hannah Arendt's death we will come together to discuss Eichmann and the Banality of Evil. Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker and launched the greatest intellectual firestorm in the city's history.  Her five-part essay and the ensuing book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil are hailed as brilliant accounts of the nature of genocidal evil and condemned for understating Eichmann's monstrosity. An all-star panel of scholars and public intellectuals will discuss the controversy around Arendt's understanding of Eichmann and the importance of her understanding of the banality of evil in the world today.
 
Panelists
Leon Botstein, President of Bard College
Seyla Benhabib, Prof Political Science & Philosophy at Yale University 
Moderated by Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.
 
Location             
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place
New York, NY  10280
  
Please visit mjhnyc.org or call 646-437-4202 for more information on pricing, registration, and full details.

GET TICKETS
 
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Museum Of Jewish Heritage  646-437-4202 
Monday, December 4, 2017
Monuments and Iconoclasm in the Era of Fake News
Matthew Lynch, Visiting Professor at Bard
 

Olin 301  5:30 pm
The talk will use Michael Taussig’s discussion of the “public secret” in his book, Defacement, as a framing device to analyze issues of contemporary interest. Recent examples of monument destruction, national anthem protests, and other examples related to the topic will be displayed and discussed.

After, join us for a Religion Program Open House. Come discuss the critical study of religion in the liberal arts, learn about majoring and minoring in the Religion Program. We'll discuss course offerings, moderation, and highlights of the major.

Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center; Human Rights Project; Political Studies Program; Religion Program
Contact: Shai Secunda  845-758-6822  secunda@bard.edu
Monday, December 4, 2017
Colloquium Lecture Monuments and Iconoclasm in the Era of 'Fake News' by professor Matthew Lynch
Room 301  5:30 pm
The talk will use Michael Taussig's discussion of the "public secret" in his book, Defacement, as a framing device to analyze issues of contemporary interest. Recent examples of monument destruction, national anthem protests, and other examples related to the topic will be displayed and discussed. 

After, join us for a Religion Program Open House: Come discuss the critical study of Religion in the liberal arts. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Olin 301
Time: 5:30 PM
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Free & Open to the public | Rsvp not required
Contact:
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House at Bard College
Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE
Reem-Kayden Center  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Bard College in the Hudson Valley for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as: career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship) how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions processIn addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding: how to complete and submit your application financial aid opportunities successfully completing program prerequisites REGISTER HERE
Event Location: This event will be held on Bard College's Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Friday, December 1, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Corporate America's Slow but Profitable Move from Linear to Circular Economics
Thomas Singer, Principle Researcher in Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainable Products and Services and the comprehensive corporate sustainability benchmarking report Sustainability Practices. Prior to joining The Conference Board, Singer worked with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting and SustainAbility, helping clients embed sustainability into their core business.

Over his career, he has supported engagements with industry leaders across sectors, focusing on strategy development, opportunity assessment, competitive analysis, and stakeholder engagement. He began his career as a management consultant with Kaiser Associates, advising clients on white space opportunities, competitive analysis, and benchmarking. Singer is a graduate of Tufts University. Listen to podcast Here Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf
  Thursday, November 30, 2017
Webinar: How to Get a Job in Sustainability
Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
<<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline career strategies for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, and also field questions in a live, interactive webinar.

Webinar link will be sent upon completion of registration.

<<<<< REGISTER HERE >>>>>
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
  Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Keith Haring Lecture in Art an Activism Given by Sandi Hilal
Al-Madafeh: The Hospitality Room
Classroom 102, CCS Bard  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Lecture given by Sandi Hilal, the 2016-17 Keith Haring Fellow in Art and ActivismLocated between the domestic and the public sphere, Al-Madafeh is in Arabic the living room, the room dedicated to hospitality. It is that part of the private house that has the potentiality to subvert the role of guest and host and to give different political and social meaning to the act of hospitality.The living room opens itself to host the guest, the foreigner, the outsider and functions as a representational space between the domestic and the public.In a foreign country, access to public space is a challenge for refugees as they are expected to constantly perform the role of the “perfect guest” in order to be accepted. Turning private spaces, such as the living room, into social and political arenas, is often a response to this limitation of political agency in the public realm.In the Arab world, the living room is a space that is constantly maintained and always ready with fruit, nuts and black coffee for the unexpected guest, who may knock on the door anytime during the day. Even in refugee camps, where space is extremely scarce, the living room remains the most important part of the house. In the absence of the State, the living room represents an available social and political space regardless of the general precarious conditions. Paradoxically, it may be the room that is used the least, yet it is the most symbolic, curated and cared for area of the house.
Sponsored by: Center for Curatorial Studies; Human Rights Project
Contact: CCS Bard  845-758-7598  ccs@bard.edu
Friday, November 17, 2017
Worst Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance
Book Talk by Dr. Frank Ackerman
LMHQ | 150 Broadway, 20th floor New York, NY 10038  9:00 am – 10:30 am
<<<<< RSVP Here >>>>>

Please join economist and author Dr. Frank Ackerman as he talks about his new book Worst Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance (Anthem Press). 

“Ackerman’s Worst-Case Economics will convince you that the conventional economic modeling of risk is inadequate when financial crashes, environmental collapse and other cataclysmic outcomes are possible and that policies based on prudence regarding the worst-case scenario are needed. An important book and a delight to read.” —Samuel Bowles, Research Professor and Director, Behavioral Science Program, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA

Ackerman is Principal Economist at Synapse Energy and a lecturer at MIT. Other recent books include Can We Afford the Future? Economics for a Warming World (Zed Books, 2009), Poisoned for Pennies: The Economics of Toxics and Precaution (Island Press, 2008),[3] and Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (The New Press, 2004, with Lisa Heinzerling)

<<<<< RSVP Here >>>>>
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Friday, November 17, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Sustainable American-Made Foodwear
Kim Falkenhayn, President, Okabashi/Oka-B Shoes
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Okabashi Shoes was founded in 1984 to manufacture quality shoes and provide good jobs for Americans. Focusing on sustainability, Okabashi chose Georgia as its home because for its central location to reduce fossil fuels needed to deliver shoes and sandals from the factory to consumers. Okabashi also produces 100% recyclable shoes in its plant, using a closed-loop recycling process to reduce the use of virgin material and offers customers a discount when they mail back their retired pairs of shoes. Okabashi President Kim Falkenhayn attributes much of the company’s success to their drive to create a better economy and environment in the United States.

Listen to Podcast Here
Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf
  Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Saturday, November 18, 2017
BardWorks
Washington, D.C.  8:00 am – 8:00 pm
BardWorks is a workshop series that connects students to the Bard network while honing job search and professional skills. Hands-on workshops, panels, small group discussions, and individual mentoring sessions help students to not only become more confident in their skills as they begin the job search, but encourage them to think about how their degree might aid them to enter into career paths they may have never considered.
Sponsored by: Bard College Alumni/ae Association; Career Development Office; Center for Civic Engagement; Dean of Student Affairs; Office of Alumni/ae Affairs; Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
Contact: Erin Cannan  845-758-7453  cannan@bard.edu
  Wednesday, November 15, 2017
International Education Week: Screening - The Jangmadang Generation
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bard Abroad and the Institute for International Liberal Education, in conjunction with the Liberty in North Korea club, invite you to join for a screening of a documentary examining the lives of North Korean millennials in relation to market trade.

The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A.

For more information:
Brief intro
Trailer
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Andrew Butler  845-758-7081  abutler@bard.edu
  Tuesday, November 14, 2017
AMC 8 Contest
Sponsored by the Bard Math Circle
Reem-Kayden Center  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The contest is paired with an engaging math talk at the middle school level, presented by a Bard mathematician.

The Bard Math Circle hosts this annual event to promote a culture of mathematical problem solving and math enrichment in the mid-Hudson Valley.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program
Contact: Japheth Wood  845-544-4369  jwood@bard.edu
Download: 2017LogoNoText.pdf
Monday, November 13, 2017
Hannah Arendt on Revolution
A conversation between Roger Berkowitz and
Artemy Magun

Olin, Room 202  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Russian Revolution was largely absent from Hannah Arendt’s book-length exploration of modern revolutions. This absence follows from Arendt’s understanding of the Russian Revolution as a social revolution that follows the model of the French Revolution, and thus one that failed to offer anything new to our understanding of revolutions. Arendt’s dismissal of the Russian Revolution and also her critique of social revolutions has been controversial, and widely criticized for ignoring the driving force of revolutions to help the poor.

In spite of this, Arendt does return to the question of Russian revolution when she writes on the local workers councils (the Soviets). In this, she values the heritage of 1917, only to recognize that councils were soon suppressed by the Bolshevik party.

In this discussion between Roger Berkowitz and Artemy Magun, two Arendt scholars will ask whether Arendt was right in seeing the Russian Revolution as derivative from the French Revolution, whether her dismissal of Social Revolutions can be defended, and whether the revolution of her liking is possible in the present historical circumstances.  
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Hannah Arendt Center; Political Studies Program; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program
Contact: Oleg Minin  845-758-7238  ominin@bard.edu
  Thursday, November 9, 2017
Chris Mburu
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human Rights in Africa: 
Personal Reflections on 20 Years of Engagement

Olin, Room 205  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

in conversation with

Peter Rosenblum
Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Bard College

Chris Mburu is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights professional who has worked on human rights issues across the African continent, beginning in his native Kenya and continuing with field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea and, now Rwanda, where he heads the UN human rights office. 

He is the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary, “A Small Act” that builds on the story of his childhood to feature his work on education for poor children in Kenya. His research and advocacy have been featured in news and features around the world (as has his penchant for playing golf in conflict zones.) 

Chris will share an insider's perspective and respond to questions on events across the continent.
Sponsored by: Human Rights Project
Contact: Peter Rosenblum  845-758-6822  prosenbl@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem
Program 1 of Explaining Evil: A program series sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College and the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC  7:00 pm
Gershom Scholem was one of the greatest scholars of Jewish mysticism. Hannah Arendt was one of the most brilliant political thinkers of the 20th century. Scholem and Arendt formed a lifelong friendship anchored first around their mutual friend Walter Benjamin and later by their collaborative work with the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Committee. Scholem settled in Israel, Arendt in New York, and they carried on a lifelong correspondence. The friends fell out over Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem, which for Scholem showed an insufficient love for the Jewish people. 
 
Actors will perform a dramatic reading of a selection of the searing and brilliant letters in which Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem debate the responsibility of Jewish intellectuals writing about the Holocaust; directed by Jonathan Rosenberg (Artist-in-Residence at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College). The post-reading discussion will also feature Marie Luise Knott from Berlin (Editor of The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press, and Unlearning with Hannah Arendt) in conversation with Professor Roger Berkowitz (Founder and Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College).

Location            
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place
New York, NY  10280
  
Please visit mjhnyc.org or call 646-437-4202 for more information on pricing, registration, and full details.

$12 General, $5 Students: Receive $2 off with the following codes (good for 2 tickets per order):

Hannah Arendt Center Members: HAC2017
Bard Staff, Faculty, and Alumni: BC2017
Bard and Bard Early College Students: Free with code BSTU2017

GET TICKETS
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Museum Of Jewish Heritage  646-437-4202 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Rally Point: A Conversation with Former Army Colonel and Congressman Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson will discuss his new book, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chris Gibson is currently the Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy at Williams College since February 2017. He joined the United States Army in 1986 after graduating from Siena College. He served tours in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, and Iraq, rising to the rank of Colonel. He later taught American politics at West Point and was a national security affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart, among other awards while in the military. He also holds a Ph.D in government from Cornell University. He served in the US Congress from 2011-2017. 
 
Sponsored by: BGIA; Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program; Center for Civic Engagement; Global and International Studies Program
Contact: James Ketterer  518-368-6720  jkettere@bard.edu
  Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Child is a Person:  Janusz Korczak’s Road to Radical Humanism
Marc Silverman
Olin, Room 202  6:15 pm
Janusz Korczak (1878, Warsaw; 1942, Treblinka) is known for the heroic stand of non-violent opposition he took in response to the Nazis’ decision to liquidate the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw (July-August, 1942) and to deport everybody there, including all children, to the death camp of Treblinka. Korczak refused numerous offers to escape into safety from the ghetto. He stayed with the children (over a hundred) and staff of the Jewish orphanage he had long headed, accompanying them through to death.

However, the exclusive focus on Korczak’s dramatic end is a disservice. He was one of the twentieth century's outstanding moral educators. This talk focuses on his child-centered humanism as well as his identification with Poles and Jews in the expression of this humanism.
 
American born and raised,  Marc Silverman received his BA, MA and doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and served for over 30 years as Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew University School of Education.  He has published in the fields of educational philosophy and Jewish culture and education.   He is the author of A Pedagogy of Humanist Moral Education: The Educational Thought of Janusz Korczak (2017), published by Palgrave Macmillan Press.    
Sponsored by: Historical Studies Program; Human Rights Program; Jewish Studies Program; Masters of Arts in Teaching; Philosophy Program
Contact: Joel Perlmann  845-758-7667  perlmann@bard.edu
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Black Box of Police Torture
Laurence Ralph, Ph.D.
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences Harvard University

Olin, Room 102  5:30 pm
My talk details the manhunt, arrest, and torture of a convicted cop killer named Andrew Wilson. Wilson was one of approximately 125 Black men who, between 1972 and 1991, were tortured by various means at Chicago’s Area Two police precinct. Beyond these specific dates and outside of this particular location, journalists place the total number of torture survivors at roughly 200.

Given the history of police torture in Chicago, this talk explores the twinned meanings of both the object and concept referred to as the Black Box. Doing so will reveal how the mysterious interworkings of a police torture operation somehow became accepted. Throughout this talk, the Black Box will reference the name of a torture device used to send electronic currents through a person’s body for the purpose of coercing a confession; and it will also refer to the label I give for the conventional agreement, among a group of police officers, to stop trying to understand how and why torture is taking place in their very own precinct. That is to say, during Wilson’s ordeal, the Black Box served as an implicit agreement between police officers that their activity should remain concealed. That is, in attempting to hide the grisly details of their torture operation, these officers designed for themselves a conceptual Black Box. Contained in this box were sweeping, unexamined stereotypes about good and evil, about where and how the evil people live, about the color of the skin of those evil people, and about what it is permissible to do to protect against them.
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program, Human Rights Program, Caribbean Students Organization, Black Students Organization, and Brothers at Bard; Anthropology Program
Contact: Yuka Suzuki  845-758-7219  ysuzuki@bard.edu
Monday, November 6, 2017
Compromise and Representation: A Lecture by Associate Fellow Shany Mor
Arendt Center  4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
ABSTRACT:
My paper argues that representation is best understood, both normatively and historically, as emerging from legal positivism and the rule of law rather than from democracy as such.  I propose a formal definition of decision, and then abstract from that to choice, habit, rule, norm, and law.  When I focus only on authorized political decisions, I find that administrative, executive, bureaucratic, judicial, military, police, etc. decisions all have more in common with each other than any one of them has with law creation.  
I further identify the four properties of law creation that make it so different and prove that on purely definitional grounds, such a decision cannot be made by a very small or very large number.  I derive from this a definition of assembly and make the case for law-making by assembly with some formal connection to popular preference.  
All this is ultimately tied to a more general statement on plurality as the fundamental condition of politics, and to a call for a renewed theoretical emphasis on parliamentarism as opposed to all its inadequate replacements (executive overreach, judicial activism, media-driven audience democracy, referendums, etc.).
In this sense, representation by assembly, with its output as general norms and its input a series of ritualized speech acts and circumscribed forms of public decision-making, create ongoing temporary compromises and long-term habits of compromise that secure popular sovereignty in a way that referendum democracy, “digital democracy,” entrenched rights enforced by courts, and populist executives cannot.

Date: Monday, November 6th
Location: Hannah Arendt Center
Time: 4:45pm - 6pm

Rsvp Required: Email cstanton@bard.edu
Free & Open to the Public
 
Contact: arendt@bard.edu
  Sunday, November 5, 2017
Climate Change Salon Series
 
Farming
Montgomery Place  2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
With Gidon Eshel (Bard College), Elizabeth Ryan (Stone Ridge Orchards)
Montgomery Orchard Farm Tour with Talea and Doug Taylor (Montgomery Place Orchards).

Bard College and the Good Work Institute will copresent a series of discussions, called the Hudson Valley Climate Salon Series, over four Sundays in October and November at Montgomery Place. These sessions will provide a clear and honest assessment of the local risks and challenges that come with changing climate. The Hudson Valley Climate Change Salon Series will be hosted on Sunday October 29, November 5, November 12, and November 19, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus, 26 Gardener Way, Red Hook, New York. This series is made possible with support from Dandelion and Hudson Solar. Admission is a ‘pay what you wish’ donation.

From raging wildfires to this year’s unprecedented hurricane season, there is ample evidence that an unstable climate is wreaking havoc around the world. The Climate Salon Series aims to bring the climate discussion home to the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, and to enable participants to gain a deeper understanding of the potential impacts of a changing climate on our communities.
 
These sessions will also offer tools and tactics for addressing these changes, and the inspiration to help build more connected and resilient local communities. Each Salon will explore a different theme, and will be preceded by related experiential activities.
 
For more information, please contact matt@goodworkinstitute.org or 845-379-1494. climateseries.splashthat.com/

Other events in the series:
 
November 12: Forests 
With Cathy Collins (Bard College), Gary Lovett (Cary Institute), John Thompson (Catskill Center)
Activity: Tree identification and Climate Change Walk  with Amy Parella (Bard College)
 
November 19: Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases 
With Felicia Keesing (Bard College) and Richard Ostfeld (Cary Institute)
Activity: Tick Identification and Protection Lab With Felicia Keesing (Bard College) and Richard Ostfeld (Cary Institute)
 
Presenting partners include Chronogram, Climate Citizens Lobby, Hawthorne Valley Farm Association, La Voz, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard Environmental and Urban Studies Program.
 
 
Sponsored by: Bard Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: 845-379-1494 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: "Finance, Society, & Sustainability" Book Discussion
Nick Silver, Author
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Nick Silver is managing director of Callund Consulting, founder and director of Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Radix the think tank of the radical centre. Nick is a visiting fellow at Anglia Ruskin University and Cass Business School. Nick recently won The President’s Award for outstanding contribution to the Actuarial Profession. Nick’s book, Finance, Society and Sustainability will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in July.  Listen to Podcast Here Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf
Thursday, November 2, 2017
A Conversation to Discuss Marc Jongen's Invitation to Hannah Arendt Center's two-day conference: Crises Of Democracy: Thinking In Dark Times
Olin, Room 205  5:00 pm
The Hannah Arendt Center and the Tough Talks Lecture Series will co-host a conversation to discuss the controversy surrounding the invitation of Dr. Marc Jongen to our recent fall conference. Here is a statement that Academic Director Roger Berkowitz prepared on behalf of the HAC in response to criticism within the community of scholars who penned a recent letter for The Chronicle of Higher Education to the Hannah Arendt Center. Below, are a number of responses from the Hannah Arendt Center's community supporting the center's decision to invite Marc Jongen.

Response by Roger Berkowitz
The letter says I made a mistake in inviting a speaker to a two-day conference. Not one of the 56 signatories attended the conference they are criticizing. At the same time, not one person who chose to attend the conference signed the letter. For those who would like to move beyond posturing, I suggest you take the time to view the conference in its entirety. You can do so here.

Response by Leon Botstein
I read with some sadness the open letter to the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Bard College, signed by a stellar cast of distinguished colleagues. The number and quality of the signatories are impressive. But that does not make the argument in the letter right. I am afraid therefore that we will have to agree to disagree.

Response by Peter Baehr
The Soviet style collective letter directed against Roger Berkowitz and Leon Botstein (The Chronicle Review, October 23), allows the following brief translation: "Stray from the orthodoxy that we demand of you, and we will seek to destroy your reputation." That Arendt scholars, of all people, should have fired this cannonade is nothing less than bizarre. Academic mobbing - a protest letter with 56 endorsements! - is not something one associates with the fiercely independent mind of Hannah Arendt. Nor is group denunciation. Both require a determined push back from all who believe that frank argument and opposing views are the beating heart of university life.
 
Response by Wilmot James
The politically conservative right is surging worldwide. If moderating forces wish to influence, occupy and hold the center so that things do not fall apart, they must come to grips with the issues that seizes the right and determine whether there are any upon which to build common ground. There may well be none, but it is fundamentally important to discern whether there are any.
 
Response by Robert Boyers
I write precisely to "belabor the obvious," to quote Roger Berkowitz. Of course the Arendt Center did not endorse the Alternative fur Deutschland when it invited Professor Marc Jongen to speak at the recent Democracy conference held at Bard. And of course the effort to understand ideas always inevitably entails a willingness to engage with persons with whom we disagree. To risk entering into what Arendt calls "the interminable dialogue" is the task of the Arendt Center, and that task inevitably requires a refusal to accept that we can learn only from those whose views safely accord with our own. Professor Jongen was invited to participate in a conference in which several competing perspectives were represented, and the Arendt Center saw to it that Jongen would be interrogated by a fully worthy antagonist in Ian Buruma, one of the leading intellectuals in the United States. The proper work of the Arendt Center is the examination of a wide range of ideas "that demand scrutiny, not suppression," as President Leon Botstein of Bard College writes in his own letter of support for the work of the center, and I want to add my own voice to say "thank you" and "please don't allow the voices of suppression and intellectual intolerance to prevent you from doing the brave work we have come to expect from the Arendt Center."

Date: Thursday, November 2nd
Time: 5 pm
Location: Olin Rm 205
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The French Resistance
Charles B. Potter, Professor of History at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence
Olin, Room 102  6:45 pm

Charles B. Potter, Professor of History at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence and former professor of NYU, in a conversation with Elizabeth Frank, Division of Languages & Literature at Bard College, about his recent book The Resistance, 1940: An Anthology of Writings from the French Underground (LSU Press 2016)Translated from French into English for the first time.

Free and open to the public.
 
Sponsored by: French Studies Program; Hannah Arendt Center; Historical Studies Program; Human Rights Program; Literature Program
Contact: Elizabeth Frank  845-758-7220  frank@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House in New York City
Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver! RSVP: HERE
LMHQ NYC  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy.

Attendees will hear from a panel of current students and alumni of Bard's MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy. Our Panel of student/alum experts will discuss topics such as: career outcomes -- how the MS degrees at CEP and MBA in Sustainability have led to impactful sustainability careers the program experience -- highlights on courses and key features at Bard (including the NYCLab course and the CEP internship) how to get the most of your graduate school journey -- career development + student engagement opportunities at Bard how to make your application stand out -- tips on perfecting your application materials, advice on getting through the graduate school admissions processIn addition: Program Director Eban Goodstein will provide an overview of the program offerings at Bard CEP and the MBA in Sustainability.

Our Admissions staff will also be on hand to provide information on the application process and answer questions regarding: how to complete and submit your application financial aid opportunities successfully completing program prerequisites REGISTER HERE
Event Location: This event will be held at LMHQ, 150 Broadway NY, NY Floor 20

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The Fourth Frontier: Discovering Humanity’s Future
A Tough Talk with Bret Weinstein
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The human mind is the most complex entity in the known universe. That complexity evolved for a reason--It provides human populations the ability to discover new niches. But by endowing people with that marvelous superpower, evolution sowed the seeds of our possible destruction. We have discovered the means by which to steal from the future in order to thrive in the present. Self-destruction would be inevitable but for another evolutionary gift, the ability to describe alternative futures and to choose amongst them. This talk will confront the tension between these two capacities and, in order to sketch the path through our looming bottleneck, argue that believers in human liberty must do two things: confront emerging authoritarianism, and abandon the archaic distinction between political right and left. Doing both will free humanity to seek a just, sustainable and abundant future.
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact:
  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Bard College Study Abroad Fair
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Don't miss Bard's ONCE-a-YEAR Study Abroad Fair featuring Bard's programs, partnerships, and Tuition Exchanges abroad PLUS representatives from nearly 20 other organizations with semester and summer programs worldwide!



Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Cuba, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Chile, Ecuador, The Netherlands, India, China, Spain, France, Italy, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, Australia...



Theater, Literature, Film, French, Human Rights, Music, Biology, Studio Arts, Economics, Art History, Environmental and Urban Studies, Psychology...



WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO STUDY?



COME SEE WHAT'S POSSIBLE!
 
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
National Climate Seminar: A Pollution-Free Planet: The Upcoming U.N. Environmental Assembly
Fatou Ndoye, United Nations Environment Programme
https://bluejeans.com/465542196  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Bard CEP on November 1st for a conversation on the outlook for the upcoming U.N. Environmental Assembly with Fatou, Ndoye, Deputy Regional Director of the UN Environment's North America Office.

Ms. Ndoye joined UN Environment in 2005 and has worked for UN Environment’s Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch. Ms. Ndoye holds 20 years of experience in environment and sustainable development focusing on policy analysis; stakeholder participation in policy and decision making; project development and execution; networking and partnerships; and environmental assessments integration. Additionally, she has also worked on issues ranging from the linkages between labour and the environment, environmental governance, public participation and access to information. Prior to joining UN Environment, she led the international NGO Network for Environment and Sustainable development in Africa (NESDA), a collaborating center for the Global Environment Outlook report series and its Africa Environment Outlook series, headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire. 

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts and webinars here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2017.pdf
  Sunday, October 29, 2017
Food Days: Movie Night: Ratatouille
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ratatouille: Wrap up Food Days with a showing of the Disney Pixar movie Ratatouille. Come watch and indulge in real French pastries that will be provided with the show, courtesy of the French Department!
Sponsored by: French Studies Program
Contact: Katrina Light  503-821-9750  klight@bard.edu
  Friday, October 27, 2017
Bard Farm Harvest Celebration and Happy Hour
Ludlow  3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Celebrate the end of another great harvest season with the Bard Farm. Beer made from the farm's hops. Seasonal snacks, live music and more! All are welcome!
Sponsored by: Bard Office of Sustainability
Contact: Katrina Light  503-821-9750  klight@bard.edu
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Food Waste Audit
Bard EATs presents Food Days
Kline Commons  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sponsored by: Bard Office of Sustainability; Center for Civic Engagement; Health and Counseling; Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs; Office of Sustainability
Contact:
  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A Brilliant Genocide
followed by a panel discussion
Olin, Room 102  6:00 pm
A Brilliant Genocide is a powerful documentary exposing the true story behind the rise of the brutal warlord, Joseph Kony, and the Ugandan government's campaign against the Acholi people. This one-hour film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Helen C. Epstein—author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and instructor in the Human Rights program at Bard College

Lawrence Kiwanuka Nsereko—Ugandan journalist and instructor at Dutchess County Community College

Zachariah Mampilly—Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana and International Studies at Vassar College, author of Rebel Rulers: Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life During War and co-author of Africa Uprising! Popular Politics and Unarmed Resistance

John Ryle—writer, anthropologist, and specialist in Eastern Africa, Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology at Bard College, and co-founder of the Rift Valley Institute, a Kenya-based organization working in Eastern Africa to bring local knowledge to bear on development

Pizza and drinks will be served.
 
Sponsored by: Global and International Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, and Rift Valley Institute; Human Rights Program
Contact: Helen Epstein  845-758-7203  hepstein@bard.edu
  Friday, October 20, 2017
The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution Symposium
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A symposium commemorating the centennial of the Russian Revolution which will examine a wide range of topics related to the history, politics, and culture of this seminal event in modern Russian history. Bard President Leon Botstein will deliver the keynote address, and speakers include scholars from Bard, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College). The scholars will discuss, among other topics, the history and politics of the Revolution, literature in early Soviet Russia, visual culture of the two 1917 revolutions and the Russian Civil War, music of the Revolution, and the Russian Revolution and Eastern European ethnic cultures. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Center for Moving Image Arts; Experimental Humanities Program; German Studies Program; Russian Art of the Avant-Garde Project at Bard, and the Yeltsin Presidential Library and Russian National Library (St. Petersburg, Russia).; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program; Studio Arts Program
Contact: Oleg Minin  626-628-6557  ominin@bard.edu
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Personal Care Products that are Good for Body & Planet 
Rebecca Hamilton, VP of R&D, WS Badger Company, Inc. 
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Rebecca Hamilton is an owner and the Vice President of Research and Development/Quality Assurance at the W.S. Badger Company, where she oversees technical research, new product innovation and development, companywide quality assurance and regulatory affairs as well as Badger’s product related sustainability initiatives. Rebecca has over a decade of experience in the natural products industry and has served as an industry expert and public presenter at over 30 conferences and events. Her background in ethnobotany and supply chain management coupled with her passions for organic living, safe products, and ethical commerce have led her to wider industry involvement and public service outreach. She is currently involved in safe cosmetics legislation and toxic chemical reform, has served as the chair of the Natural Products Association Natural Personal Care Steering Committee, and is an active committee member on both the Personal Care Products Council’s Sunscreen Taskforce and on the American Sustainable Business Council’s Safer Chemicals Coalition. Listen to Podcast Here Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf Download Poster Here
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Raising the Bar on Making the (Clif) Bar

Clif Bar’s VP of Environmental Stewardship, Elysa Hammond on of Clif's mission to make good food with a purpose.

REI SoHo | 303 Lafayette Street | New York, NY 10012  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<< FREE TICKETS HERE >>>>>

Clif Bar’s VP of Environmental Stewardship, Elysa Hammond, tells the story of Clif's journey toward sustainability and mission to make good food with a purpose.

Since Clif Bar’s owners, Kit Crawford and Gary Erickson, decided to keep the company private back in 2000, Clif Bar has been pushing the envelope on sustainability. Unlike most companies who account for a single—financial—bottom line, Clif accounts for five bottom lines which they call their 5 Aspirations: economic sustainability (Business); brand integrity (Brands); giving back (Community); employee wellbeing (People); and environmental sustainability (Planet). Elysa Hammond, who leads the Planet Aspiration, has been working with Clif since 2000 to develop and lead Clif Bar’s work in environmental sustainability. During that time, she helped launch Clif Bar’s transition to organic, their green supply chain program, the integration of biophilic design principles into their new bakery, and their on-going work in climate action for which they were recently awarded the EPA’s Climate Leadership Award. Elysa also serves on the Board of the Bard MBA in Sustainability program to support the creation of a new kind of business leader.

REI, in collaboration with Bard MBA in Sustainability, presents Elysa Hammond: she will tell the story of Clif Bar’s journey to sustainability in an effort to raise the bar on making the bar.

POSTER FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW

<<<<< FREE TICKETS HERE >>>>>
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Boyle  kboyle@bard.edu
Download: ClifReiPoster.pdf POSTER FOR DOWNLOAD
Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Friday, October 13, 2017
"Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times"
Hannah Arendt Center's 10th Annual Fall Conference
Olin Hall  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miss our 10th Annual Fall Conference? Click the Webcast tab to be brought to the video of the entire conference.

We are experiencing a worldwide rebellion against liberal democracy. In Hungary, Russia, Turkey and other countries across Europe, right- and left-wing parties flirt with authoritarian rule. In the United States, President Donald J. Trump channels the voices of the self-described disenfranchised. Representative governments everywhere are shown to be corrupt, inefficient, and undemocratic. The great political achievement of the modern era - stable representative democracy - is everywhere under attack.

Hannah Arendt knew that democracy is tenuous. In 1970 she famously wrote:“Representative government is in crisis today, partly because it has lost, in the course of time, all institutions that permitted the citizens’ actual participation, and partly because it is now gravely affected by the disease from which the party system suffers: bureaucratization and the two parties’ tendency to represent nobody except the party machines.” Democracy is weakened when citizens are encouraged to hand over the time-consuming work of self-government to professional politicians. Arendt was continuously critical of representative models of democracy that rely upon experts in place of participation, which is why she rooted the crisis of democracy in the dissipation of public power. The disempowerment of the people in representative democracy embraces a bourgeois preference to pursue individual interests, to be relieved of the duty of politics and public virtue. But as we have seen recently, this separation between citizens and government has only further weakened the principles of liberal, representative democracy.
 
Today, the authority and power of experts is waning. The elected politicians that represent the traditional institutions of democracy are being replaced by outsiders. The rise of networks with access to infinite information means that the authority of any one source is diminished. Expertise of the press is challenged by online news and social media. The authority of democratic government is undermined by accusations of corruption and bias. And the hypothetical claim of science to truth is diminished by the infinite multiplication of information. In all realms, power has shifted toward the masses of individuals who identify as outsiders. And they are organizing themselves in energetic communities based on eccentric beliefs impervious to wider standards of common sense and truth. In light of these crisis of democracy we are at risk of losing our common liberal pluralist community, a meaningfulness unity amongst real differences.
 
The crisis facing democratic regimes today is cause for serious concern; it is also an opportunity for deep reflection on questions and assumptions concerning liberal representative democracy. Instead of assuming a defensive posture and taking up arms to defend the status quo, our conference asks: How can we take advantage of this crisis to make democracy stronger?
 
Our two-day conference will seek to answer the following questions: Are we experiencing a crisis of democracy? Are we witnessing the rise of authoritarian or fascist governments? Does rule by experts and bureaucrats threaten democracy? How does the centralization of power contribute to the crisis of democracy? Does identity politics threaten or enable pluralist government? Does the information explosion render obsolete the authority of democratic institutions? What motivates us to take part in democratic processes? Is representative democracy an inherently unstable model of government?
Contact: The Hannah Arendt Center  arendt@bard.edu

Press Release: View

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
"Representative Democracy Has Failed"
Bard College Public Debate
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  6:00 pm
A public debate in conjunction with the annual Hannah Arendt Center Conference – “Crises of Democracy: Thinking In Dark Times” (October 12-13, 2017). This debate will feature both the Bard and West Point debate teams on mixed teams. Co-sponsored by the Bard Debate Union, The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Bard-West Point Exchange. ​

DATE: October 11, 2017
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Bard College, Campus Center MPR
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Co-Sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center, the Bard Debate Union, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Bard-West Point Exchange.

Free & Open to the Public
Questions: zisman@bard.edu
Sponsored by: Bard Debate Union; Center for Civic Engagement; Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Bard Debate Union  zisman@bard.edu
  Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Boren Scholarship/Fellowship Information Session
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Come learn about the possibility of up to $20,000 in scholarship aid via the Boren program (at the undergraduate or graduate level)!
 • Are you a U.S. citizen interested in a career in government service/international affairs?
• Want to study a foreign language abroad in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or other regions outside of Western Europe?
• Already studying Arabic, Russian, Chinese, French, or Japanese here at Bard and working towards fluency?

Boren Program Representative Kyle Cox will detail all of the possibilities and requirements for applying for a Boren Scholarship (for juniors) or Fellowship (for graduate students) for studies in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and other regions less commonly visited by American study abroad students. Language fluency is a key goal of the program: Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, French (in Africa), and other languages.

Also meet Bard’s first Boren Scholarship recipient, Global and International Studies major (with Middle East Studies concentration) Tonery Rogers and learn about her plans!
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Friday, October 6, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: How the World's Largest Confectionary Plans to Go Sustainable in a Generation
Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, Mars, Inc.
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Kevin Rabinovitch is the Global Director of Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer for Mars, Incorporated.  In his role he developed and leads Mars’ Sustainable in A Generation program covering the environmental impacts of their direct operations including more than 400 facilities globally.  As part of this program his team manages a global portfolio of renewable energy projects in conjunction with efficiency work led by the business units.  He also leads the assessment of environmental impact for Mars’ entire value chain and the translation of external environmental science into policy and strategy for the business
Kevin is the Lead Corporate Director on the Board of The Sustainability Consortium, Mars’ representative in the Corporate Consultative Group at the World Resources Institute, leads Mars’ environmental engagement with the Consumer Goods Forum and frequently speaks externally on behalf of Mars’ sustainability program. He has been with Mars for 23 years, 10 years in sustainability and the first 13 in R&D functions of multiple Mars business segments in the U.S. and Europe specializing in technology development, scale up and intellectual property.
  Listen to Podcast Here Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tom Boutell Stories and Pictures from a Green Beret in Vietnam
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Bard College Alumni/ae Association; Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Jennifer Skura  845-758-7089  jskura@bard.edu
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Cities Taken By Storm: Hurricanes and Urban Sustainability
Dr. Michael Neuman, University of Westminster
https://bluejeans.com/465542196  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Katrina, Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria. We all know the names of these hurricanes. The reason: they were all record-breaking monsters, and they all hit the US in the last dozen years—three this year. Less known, but far more deadly, have been the devastating floods hitting South Asia this year, with over 7,000 people killed, and tens of millions displaced. Records are supposed to fall every thousand years, not every season, but as carbon pollution is warming the oceans and the atmosphere, we are juicing hurricanes and forcing the hydrological cycle, while raising sea levels and putting cities at risk from storm surge.  Can we change direction? And how do we adapt?

Join distinguished urban sustainability expert Dr. Michael Neuman for a Bard CEP webinar: Cities Taken by Storm: Hurricanes and Urban Sustainability live streaming on Wednesday, October 4 at noon.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts and webinars here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2017.pdf
  Monday, October 2, 2017
"Genocide Survivors into Religious Minorities: Armenians in the Turkish Republic"
Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Associate Professor of History, Massachussets Institute of Technology

Olin, Room 202  6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center; Historical Studies Program; Middle Eastern Studies Program
Contact: Omar Cheta  ocheta@bard.edu
Sunday, October 1, 2017
One Day University Film School Presents: "Norman" and a Discussion with Roger Berkowitz
Location: NYC
9:15 am – 12:00 pm
One Day University Film School Presents: "Norman"

Is world history changed by the machinations of great persons or small acts by anonymous people? Do loyalty and honor still matter in public life? Can a small act of kindness lead to a life-changing friendship? Can a powerful politician hold on to his soul? Is power as sweet as it seems? Or must power in the end lead to corruption?

These are the questions that inspire "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer," a 2017 film written and directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Richard Gere. "Norman" raises eternal and timely questions about power, insiders, and outsiders. In its complexity, the movie reflects on clichés about Jewish Machers and political players. Join us for a discussion of struggle between anonymity and the will to power led by Bard College Professor Roger Berkowitz.

QUESTIONS:
Contact One Day University by:Phone: 800-300-3438
Email: info@onedayu.com or

TO REGISTER:
Visit: https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/646

LOCATION:
Loews AMC - Lincoln Square 
1998 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Contact: 800-300-3438  info@onedayu.com
  Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The CIA, their consulting psychologists, and the ACLU lawsuit: 
Secrecy, torture, and the struggle for accountability 
Dror Ladin, ACLU Staff Attorney
Olin, Room 102  6:30 pm
Intelligence agencies often claim that their work must be conducted in secret for the sake of national security. But with secrecy comes a lack of oversight, enabling grave abuses of those targeted by intelligence agencies and significant danger to the democratic process. One of the most extreme examples of this dynamic is the CIA's construction and operation of a network of secret prisons called "black sites," where prisoners were tortured. For years, the CIA fought to keep the program secret. Over years, however, sustained efforts by civil rights lawyers, government leakers, intrepid reporters, and Senate overseers forced the grim details of the CIA program into the light.


The CIA's torture program was designed and implemented by two psychologists working as independent contractors. The CIA paid the company they formed 81 million dollars to design, implement, and oversee the agency's program of “enhanced interrogation."  The psychologists' methods include exposure to extreme temperatures, starvation, stuffing in boxes, and infliction of various kinds of water torture. 


Although every previous attempt at seeking justice for CIA torture had failed, three survivors and victims of CIA torture sued the psychologists in federal court in 2015. The ACLU represented Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul Rahman in their fight for accountability. After prevailing over numerous obstacles, they secured the first-ever settlement at the end of the summer.   


A lead ACLU attorney on the case, DROR LADIN will reflect on its significance and his own impressions of the process and protagonists.   Ladin is a staff attorney at the ACLU National Security Project, and was previously a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights project.   Earlier, he clerked for a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.
Sponsored by: Human Rights Program; Psychology Program; Sociology Program
Contact: Joel Perlmann  845-758-7667  perlmann@levy.org
Friday, September 22, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Helping Refugees & Conflict-Affected Entrepreneurs Launch & Grow their Businesses in the Middle East
Alice Bosley & Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders, Five One Labs
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Alice Bosley
Alice Bosley is the co-founder and Executive Director of Five One Labs. She is passionate about business approaches to humanitarian challenges. She was an Innovation Specialist with the UN Refugee Agency’s Innovation Unit, using design thinking to solve humanitarian challenges worldwide. She has also worked at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and consulted with Mercy Corp’s Social Ventures team. For the past two years, she served as the Design Lead at the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. 
Alice has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on humanitarian action, economic development, and entrepreneurship. She obtained her BA in international relations from Stanford University. 

Patricia Letayf
Patricia Letayf is the co-founder and Director of Operations of Five One Labs. She has a background in Middle East politics and worked as a Middle East political risk analyst at the Dubai office of consultancy Control Risks, where she advised clients on the political risks to their operations in the region. She cares deeply about development issues in the region, particularly education and employment, and believes in the transformative power of cross-cultural interactions. Because of this, she volunteers as a cross-cultural facilitator for the Soliya Connect Program.
She has a Master of Public Administration in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017.pdf Poster For Download
  Friday, September 22, 2017
Hudson Valley Car Free Day
A fun way to get involved in Bard sustainability
Bard College Campus  Join 1,500 cities across the world in celebrating Car Free Day, the day when we think about how we get from place to place and what impact that has on the environment. Take part in one of the Bard bike rides, sign up for 511NY Rideshare to win prizes, or do your own sustainable transport thing! Learn more here: http://bos.bard.edu/2017/09/18/you-dont-have-to-kayak-to-work-to-be-green-this-friday-but-you-can/
Contact: Ella McGrail  603-997-6165  em5521@bard.edu
  Thursday, September 21, 2017
Doing Good Work
Matthew Stinchcomb
Executive Director at Good Work Institute (formerly Etsy.com)

Olin, Room 102  4:40 pm
Is social enterprise actually just business as usual done in less bad ways? Furthermore, can it meaningfully address the many social, ecological, and economic challenges we are facing today? If not, then what might? In this presentation and conversation, Matt Stinchcomb will share his experiences with Etsy.com and the Good Work Institute, and why he believes that the future of business should be small, local, and based on relationships more than money.
Sponsored by: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Michele Dominy  845-758-7870  mdominy@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
"The pluses and minuses of saying what’s not supposed to be said."
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
After being brought up twice on Title IX complaints for writing about sexual paranoia on campus, then getting sued for writing a book on the subject, feminist-ironist Laura Kipnis finds herself an unlikely free speech proponent. Here she talks about truth-telling, offense, and provocation versus playing it safe.

Bio: Laura Kipnis’ latest book, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, about being the subject of a Title IX investigation for writing an essay (and her investigation into the convoluted factors that led to this turn of events), was published in April by HarperCollins. When not battling would-be censors, Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her seven books—which include Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; How to Become A Scandal; and Against Love: A Polemic—have been translated into fifteen languages. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Michigan Society of Fellows, the NEA and Yaddo. The essay that started all the trouble, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” was included in The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen, who praised its professional risktaking. Kipnis is a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, where she teaches filmmaking.

Free & Open to the Public
Sponsored by: Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Contact:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Regional Climate Action and the Paris Process
Susan Biniaz, JD, Columbia University
https://bluejeans.com/465542196  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On September 20th, tune in with Susan Biniaz of Columbia University to discuss the how state and local governments are filling the leadership void left by the Trump administration when it pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement - the most wide-sweeping climate accord in history. 

Susan Biniaz has been in the legal adviser’s office at the State Department since 1984.
She has been the principal lawyer on the climate change negotiations since 1989. Biniaz has worked on legal issues related to the Middle East, diplomatic law, and outer space before turning to oceans, environmental, and scientific affairs, which has remained her specialization. After heading the legal Office for European Affairs, she headed the Oceans, Environment, and Science legal office for many years before becoming a deputy legal adviser. She clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Biniaz attended Yale College and earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts and webinars here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/467455619
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560 | meeting ID: 467455619

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2017.pdf
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Vietnam: Veterans’ Perspectives on the War and Its Aftermath
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm

A discussion with Gus Pederson, Lifetime Learning Institute member and US Navy, 1963-1970
, Michael Simpler, Lifetime Learning Institute member and US Air Force, 1962-1967
, Bill Moore, US Navy 1968 to 1971 and Commander of VFW Post 7765 (Red Hook) and others
...
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: dfiege@bard.edu
  Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Spanish Studies Abroad Tabling in Bard Campus Center
Campus Center, Lobby  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
SPANISH STUDIES ABROAD  

A rep from study abroad program Spanish Studies Abroad is on campus today with information about their semester and summer programs in Cuba, Argentina, Spain, and Puerto Rico (in English and Spanish, all areas of study). Drop by to see if one of their programs might be for you! 
______________Thinking about Study Abroad but don't know how it works at Bard? It's never too early to start planning where/when/how. Email Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming to find out more or to make an appointment. 
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
  Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Resistance, 1967 & 2017: Who, What, and Why?
A panel with activists Vinnie McGee and Ting Ting Cheng '02
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Vinny McGee, a human rights activist who was prosecuted for leading a movement against the Vietnam War. Vinny was high on President Nixon's "Enemies List" and received an official pardon from President Ford.

Ting Ting Cheng '02, the Legal Director of
the Women's March on Washington and Trial Attorney for NYC Commission on Human Rights

followed by:
Post-panel screening of the Ken Burns series
The Vietnam War Episode 1 at 8pm
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Sarah deVeer  504-729-7029  sdeveer@bard.edu
  Friday, September 15, 2017
Wild Edibles and Medicinals - Foraging and Plant Walk
Run by the Wild Underground Collective for Interwoven Roots
Community Garden  2:30 pm
Come on our very first plant walk of the year.  We will be foraging edible and medicinal plants to build up our student run free herbal apothecary.  This is a hands on intro to herbalism.  Be prepared to hike and maybe get a little muddy, and bring friends! The more hands the merrier! There is so much to harvest this time of year!
Contact: Sophia Lopez  510-333-8433  sl3769@bard.edu
Monday, September 11, 2017
(Postponed) Hannah Arendt Center Associate Fellow, Alexander Soros Lecture: Goethe’s Ambivalent Double: Heinrich Heine as Jewish Dionysus
 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:00 pm
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is widely recognized as the greatest German poet and is lionized as the embodiment of noble German culture. Many consider Heinrich Heine to be Goethe’s rival as lyric poet, yet his extraordinarily provocative texts are less well known. Partly because he was of Jewish ancestry, Heine has also been seen as a betrayer of Germany and a negative anti-type to Goethe, or at best as, in Theodor Adorno’s phrase, a “wound” for German culture. Heine himself was deeply ambivalent about Goethe, as both a model and a rival.
 
Heine recognized himself as Goethe’s Doppelgänger, an uncanny double, and in seeking to overcome this predicament Heine shaped his own vision. A singularly explicit and self-conscious instance of what Harold Bloom called “the anxiety of influence,” Heine presented himself as a parodic inversion of his towering predecessor, “the great pagan,” in his own words: “the great pagan no. 2.” This doubling relation allows us to reconsider Goethe’s own ambivalence, largely omitted in heroically idealized presentations of the poet; and it points to Heine’s primary contribution to Western art, his imagination of himself as a “Jewish Dionysus.” By attending to Heine's doubling relationship with Goethe, we can also begin to understand his profound impact on the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. 

BIO
Alexander Soros is a doctoral candidate in the history department of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2012, he established the Alexander Soros Foundation, which supports human rights, social justice, and educational causes. He also created the Alexander Soros Foundation award for Extraordinary Achievement in Environmental and Human Rights Activism. The inaugural award went to Liberian activist Silas Siakor. Soros is the founding chair of the board of directors of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, a leading progressive Jewish domestic lobby in the United States. He also serves on the board of the Soros Economic Development Fund and on the advisory board of Global Witness. 

Free & Open to the Public
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact:
  Monday, September 11, 2017
Study Abroad 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad at Bard
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WONDERING HOW STUDY ABROAD WORKS AT BARD?

Come to this info session and all will be revealed!
Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions.

Will discuss:
- Bard programs
- Non-Bard programs
- Tuition exchanges (NEW exchanges added—come see where!)
- The Petition for Study Abroad process
- Summer programs
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- Deadlines/timelines

ATTENTION JUNIORS! Are you planning to study abroad SPRING SEMESTER? If so,
you MUST attend one of these sessions before meeting with me 1:1 to discuss your plans. Deadlines for Spring programs will be here before you know it. You MUST
start your Petitions soon!

Once you attend an Info Session, schedule a 1:1 appointment with Trish by sending
her an email with times that you are free M-F, 9-4.
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
  Friday, September 8, 2017
Study Abroad 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad at Bard
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WONDERING HOW STUDY ABROAD WORKS AT BARD?

Come to this info session and all will be revealed!
Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions.

Will discuss:
- Bard programs
- Non-Bard programs
- Tuition exchanges (NEW exchanges added—come see where!)
- The Petition for Study Abroad process
- Summer programs
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- Deadlines/timelines

ATTENTION JUNIORS! Are you planning to study abroad SPRING SEMESTER? If so,
you MUST attend one of these sessions before meeting with me 1:1 to discuss your plans. Deadlines for Spring programs will be here before you know it. You MUST
start your Petitions soon!

Once you attend an Info Session, schedule a 1:1 appointment with Trish by sending
her an email with times that you are free M-F, 9-4.
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Friday, September 8, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Empowering Youth Through Entrepreneurship
Sherry Youssef Younes & Alejandro Crawford
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Alejandro Crawford's mission is to expand access to the knowledge, space and alliance innovators require to bring new solutions to market and scale them. As a consultant, he is is managing director of Acceleration Group, where he works with the leaders of companies, governments, universities, investors, and NGOs to to harness the potential of disruptive leaders to remake our economy. He and his colleagues enable leaders of mission-driven organizations to build bottom-up innovation, forge risk-aware strategy, and seize “acceleration moments” to increase their impact on the markets and communities they serve. As an entrepreneur, he launches and grows ventures such as RebelBase and Tangible Creative, and enables many others to launch and grow. As an educator, he serves as professor of entrepreneurship at the Bard MBA in Sustainability and designs innovative courses for programs ranging from Baruch's MBA to Fordham's nonprofit leadership program. He writes regular opinion pieces for forums such as U.S. News and World Report and recently published a new ecosystem framework for expanding access to entrepreneurship globally. He speaks regularly on what needs to be done to prevent a lost generation of entrepreneurs and release our potential for sustainable growth. He earned his BA in history from Cornell University and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Sherry Youssef Younes is a Youth, Workforce Development, ICT4Development and Women's Economic Empowerment Consultant with over 23 years experience in international economic development programme design, development and management.  She is currently the Techincal Director for the he DFID-Islamic Development Bank Arab Women's Enterprise Fund Programme, a multi country women's economic empowerment programme being implemented in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. Previously, she established and led DAI’s Global Practice for Workforce Development and Youth Engagement. Sherry was also the Programme Manager for USAID’s Global Broadband’s Innovations for Youth Capacity and Engagement (IYCE) Programme where she managed the design and implementaion of a one-of-a-kind serious gaming pilot that demonstrated a theory of change whereby youth engagement both on and offline was fostered through serious social gaming.  She has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Arab Studies & International Business and Diplomacy from Georgetown University.  She is also senior advisor to Making Cents International. Listen to Podcast Here Read except of podcast on GreenBiz.com Here
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

POSTER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2017 (3).pdf
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Reading Group Workshop with Tania Bruguera - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Arendt Center  **Please note: this is a wonderful opportunity, however, it is not a campus job and will not count towards Work Study**

WHAT
The Hannah Arendt Center offers a short-term, limited-capacity reading workshop with National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow Tania Bruguera. This not-for-credit Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 workshop will explore topics of nationality, nation/state and immigration. The group will explore texts by Hannah Arendt, Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen.

WHEN & WHERE
Meetings will be held in the conference room of the Hannah Arendt Center from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following three Tuesdays: 
 Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
HOW
Up to ten students will be admitted to the workshop. To be considered, submit an application no later than 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 12th. Please include a resume and a brief cover letter giving the instructor a sense of your interests and goals, what engages you as a reader and writer, your specific interest in the reading workshop, etc. 

The workshop is open to all current Bard students. Don't hesitate to forward the information to those of your peers whom you think this might interest.

WHO
Tania Bruguera was born in 1968 in Havana, Cuba. Bruguera, a politically motivated performance artist, explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, and implement, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it. She expands the definition and range of performance art, sometimes performing solo but more often staging participatory events and interactions that build on her observations, experiences, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control. Bruguera has explored both the promise and failings of the Cuban Revolution in performances that provoke viewers to consider the political realities masked by government propaganda and mass-media interpretation. Advancing the concept of arte útil (literally, useful art; art as a benefit and a tool), she proposes solutions to sociopolitical problems through the implementation of art, and has developed long-term projects that include a community center and a political party for immigrants, and a school for behavior art. (art21.org)

APPLY
To apply, access the preview link below, then click on the Handshake logo in the top left corner. If you have not yet logged into Handshake, do so by using your @bard.edu email address in the white box (do not click on the blue "Bard College Sign On" box if this is your first time logging in). If you have any questions or trouble logging in/applying, please contact the Career Development Office (cdo@bard.edu).

https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/931414

QUESTIONS?
arendt@bard.edu. 
No late submissions can be accepted.
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: cstanton@bard.edu
  Monday, September 4, 2017
First Debate Meeting of the Year!
Campus Center, Red Room 202  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Come to our first debate meeting of the year to meet coaches and returning debaters and to learn about all that we do - competitive debate, public debates, and outreach projects. No previous debate experience necessary! All are welcome!
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Ruth L Zisman  845-758-6822 x4512  zisman@bard.edu
  Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Noor – A Brain Opera
Natalia Fedorova: An Artist's Talk
Olin, Room 102  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program
Contact: Oleg Minin  626-628-6557  ominin@bard.edu
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Becoming an Unreasonable Entrepreneur:
A Conversation with L. Hunter Lovins
Presented by: the Bard MBA in Sustainability program + Hudson Valley Tech Meet Up +ReThink Local
Reem-Kayden Center  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How can we transform business on to a sustainable path? We will soon be ten billion people on this one planet, and yet, it is not too late. This is a time of extraordinary peril, but also extraordinary promise. Join green business pioneer Hunter Lovins to learn how we can create a finer future.

Event Details: Date: Wednesday 8/23/17 Time: 7:00-9:00 PM Location: Reem Kayden Center (RKC) RM 103 
L. Hunter Lovins is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 40 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Lovins is the author of, Natural Capitalism, and The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic Ass. Her forthcoming book is entitled A Finer Future.
 
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: Hunter Poster August 23 2017 (2).pdf
  Thursday, August 17, 2017
Bard Abroad @ Bard Resources Fair
Kline Commons  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad
Contact: Andrew Butler  845-758-6822 x7081  abutler@bard.edu
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ride and Drive Electric Vehicle Awareness Event
Test Drive a 100% Electric Vehicle and Get a Free Lunch!
Olin Commuter Lot  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come by to learn more about electric cars, test drive a 2017 Nissan LEAF, learn if the LEAFlife is right for you, and get some free food!We'll have FREE LUNCH there from 11am to 1pm. So come over on your lunch break, take a ride, and grab some free food. We will be in the Olin Commuter Lot. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t forget to bring:
-Your Driver’s License (It doesn’t have to be a New York one)
-An empty stomach
-All your questions
-Your cheery disposition
Sponsored by: Bard Office of Sustainability
Contact: Keith Roscoe  518-530-6392  kr7768@bard.edu
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Friday, September 1, 2017
Paid Fellowships and Student Media Intern positions available during the 17-18 academic year at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard
Descriptions & How to Apply
Arendt Center  COURAGE TO BE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS:
 About: The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities seeks student applications to fill three (3) Student Fellow positions for the Courage to Be Program, a philosophical, scientific, and theological investigation into the religious and philosophical foundations of moral and spiritual courage. The project will consist of three (3) mandatory dinners/lectures Spring 2018. The lectures will focus on, "How and why do people resist evil?" Student Fellows will help organize the dinners, assist with selecting the speakers, and conduct interviews with the speakers, introduce the speakers and organize events. Student Fellows will also assist with planning the Annual Fall Arendt Center Conference on October 12-13, 2017. This year's topic is Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times. 

Requirements: We are seeking students who are organized, comfortable writing bios, interested in writing for the blog, and dependable. Students must be available to work on Monday evenings during the 2017-2018 academic year and be in good standing with the college. 

Pay: Student Fellows will be paid a $1,000 honorarium over the course of the academic year ($500 Fall/$500 Spring). 
The application deadline is 9/1/2017 at 12 am, midnight.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed 9/5-9/8. The Hannah Arendt Center will contact qualified candidates after 9/1/2017 to set up an interview.  APPLY HERE
MEDIA INTERN:The Hannah Arendt Center is looking for a dependable, knowledgeable media intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. The intern’s duties include but are not limited to: • Film special events sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center, including talks, lectures, and conferences.
• Edit film footage according to a preferred set of standards and on a timely basis.
• Help develop and propagate the Hannah Arendt Center’s Vimeo, YouTube and iTunes channels.
• Assist with audio conversion of video content
• Assist with editing of audio content
• Work with the Hannah Arendt Center’s Media Coordinator and other media interns.
Our preferred candidate will have strong communication skills, will be dependable, and will be capable of working independently and as part of a team. Compensation is on a video-by-video basis, as well as additional compensation for audio work or when filming special events. Special Skills Wanted: Media recording/editing experience is necessary, preferably on Final Cut Pro, Avid, Premiere, Soundbooth, and VLC.

Expiration Date: 09/02/2017
Email Resumes to Dan Fiege: dfiege@bard.edu
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Christine Stanton  cstanton@bard.edu
  Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017
CEP Master's Capstone Presentations
Olin Language Center, Room 115  1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Please join us as the Bard CEP Class of 2017 presents their Master's Capstone Projects. 

Olin Language Center 115

Thursday 5/25
Policy and Program Design
1:00 – 1:30 Emma Cooper
To Nudge or Not to Nudge: Promoting Environmentally Beneficial Behaviors
1:30 – 2:00 Ronghui (Kevin) Zhou
An Analysis of China's Regional Emissions Trading System: Challenges and
Lessons

2:00 – 2:30 Nicolas Ali
Addressing Antibiotic Resistance from Farm-Raised Fish Imported to the U.S.

Break

Engaging Stakeholders on Environmental Issues
2:45 – 3:15 Gabrielle Weiss
Climate Change in the Hudson River Estuary: Promoting Adaptation and
Resilience Through Stakeholder Engagement in Design and Visualization

3:15 – 3:45 Danielle Salisbury
Public Perception of Environmental Programs in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
Reserve, Landa de Matamoros, Queretaro, Mexico


Friday 5/26
Climate Impacts and Responses
1:00 – 1:30 Collin Adkins
Land Trust Response to Renewable Energy Siting Challenges in New York
1:30 – 2:00 Meredith LaValley
Arctic Research Collaborations Among Agencies: Understanding Knowledge Exchange within the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
2:00 – 2:30 Reuben Jaffe Goldstein
Utilizing NY State’s Distributive Generation Laws for Affordable Housing
Organizations


Break

Resilient Food Systems
2:45 – 3:15 Dalia Najjar
Small Landholders Battle the Leaf Folder: Improving Livelihoods in the Solomon
Islands

3:15 – 3:45 Rebecca Chillrud
Resilience Theory in Climate-Based Agriculture Development Projects: Useful
Framework or Popular Buzzword?

3:45 – 4:15 Vanessa Kichline
Carbon Stocks in Shade Coffee: Strategies for Enhancing Carbon Storage in
Smallholder Systems in Jinotega, Nicaragua


Reception and Awards Ceremony followed by the Class of 2017 Gift Presentation
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Inclusive Capitalism That Works for Everyone 
Sam Polk, Author, Co-Founder, CEO, Groceryships and Everytable 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Former hedge fund trader Sam Polk is a writer; co-founder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise that sells fresh, delicious meals at prices everyone can afford; and the founder and executive director of Groceryships, a nonprofit that helps low-income families struggling with obesity. Polk graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and CNBC.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their daughter. For the Love of Money is his first book.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Middle Eastern Studies 
Open House 
Kline, Faculty Dining Room  5:00 pm
Come celebrate the end of the year with fellow MESers. Meet faculty, hear about exciting new courses, study abroad programs, senior projects, and a number of incredible iniatives MES students are working on. Snacks will be served. All are welcome.
Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies Program
Contact: Dina Ramadan  845-758-7506  dramadan@bard.edu
  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Green Drinks at Bard Farm
21 and over
Bard Farm  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
<<<<Register HERE>>>>
Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy and MBA in Sustainability as we host Hudson Valley Green Drinks at Bard Farm. Enjoy beverages from Sloop Brewing Co. and learn about the work of the students in our programs as well as the various sustainability initiatives taking place on campus, including food, infrastructure, and the NYSERDA funded microhyrdro project. If you and/or your organization seeks local interns and job candidates, networking with our business and policy students is a great place to start. 

Beer from Sloop Brewing Co. will be provided. Please remember to bring your ID to verify your age. 

$5 for a refillable beer glass.<<<<Register HERE>>>>
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu
  Monday, May 15, 2017
Bard Center for Environmental Policy 5/15 Application Submission Deadline
Online  Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/362560338
Code: 362560338

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
  Tuesday, May 9, 2017
La Voz weekly meeting
La reunión de La Voz
Kline, College Room  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you interested in journalism, activism, Latino immigrant issues? La Voz magazine is a publication based at Bard with an estimated readership of 25,000 that can give you an outlet for these interests. At La Voz we strive to empower the Spanish speaking communities of the Mid-Hudson Valley with actionable information, ranging from topics such as health and education to environmental concerns and political issues. We welcome artists, writers and volunteers to become reporters for La Voz and/or help coordinate our events such as panel discussions on immigration, concerts and film screenings. We invite students of all skills and talents to come by to our weekly meeting, on Tuesdays from 12 to 1:30pm, to eat lunch and talk. COLLEGE ROOM, KLINE COMMONSLike us in Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/LaVozHudsonValley/Please visit our office in Hegeman 307 from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday to pick up copies of the magazine.You can also read La Voz online here: lavoz.bard.edu
Sponsored by: La Voz
Contact: Mariel del Camen Fiori  845-758-6822 x3759  fiori@bard.edu
Friday, May 5, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Environmental Education By Way of Bicycles 
Karen Overton, Executive Director, Recycle A Bicycle
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Karen Overton is the Executive Director of Recycle a Bicycle. Recycle-a-Bicycle started in 1994 when Overton, then working at the transit advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, commandeered a middle school classroom to teach kids how to fix bikes, from patching flat tires to overhauling clunky handlebars. The focus is on recycling and youth job training. Recycle A Bicycle offers programs such as Earn-A-Bike, Green Jobs Training Programs, High School Internships, Recycled Arts Workshops, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Kids Ride Club. In the past year alone, more than 1,000 RAB youth collectively refurbished 500 bicycles, pedaled 24,000 miles, and burned 1,750,000 calories. On average, RAB salvages 1,800 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 45,000 pounds of waste from NYC's landfills. Every purchase from directly supports our youth programs and environmental initiatives.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
A Living Room Conversation: Crossing The Divide
Hosted by; Student-led Initiative Dorm Room Conversations, and the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Doors Open at: 5:15pm
Event: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Location: The László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Performance Space
Open Letter Addressing the May 3rd Living Room Conversation, From Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College: READ HERE

LIVE STREAM: The link will not be public, so if you wish to watch the live stream, you must attend the live stream event to view the feed. You are not required to Register to attend the Live stream. The live stream is free and open to the public. Registration not required.
Location: OLIN LC 115


Event Summary As an antidote to post-election polarization, join us for a Public Living Room Conversation reaching across raw political and ethical divides. Diving into oppositional terrain, six panelists with different viewpoints will explore the what unites us, the dreams we all share for our families, communities, and world. Immediately afterwards, you are invited to have your own “Living Room Conversation,” with other event attendees. Names are flying. “Racist, sexist, homophobe, and Nazi;” these words have lost their power for many conservatives, who are confident these words don't describe them. “Elitist, politically correct, latte-drinking liberal, and snowflake;” these are words used to dismiss and discredit people on the left. Is there a chance that what we want for ourselves and our country is not as different as we think? Is there a way for us to get "beyond the enemy reflex”? Instead of shutting down and demonizing those we disagree with, how do we reach across the divide? As long as we talk about each other and not with each other, we will never know.

That’s why it’s critical for everyone to take on the challenge of building bridges of understanding, to act like a first responder who goes toward “the other” with openness and respect—listening to, not reviling, those with opposing viewpoints. While this kind of dialog will probably not—and should not—change minds on issues, it can transform our understanding of those who hold views other than our own. In doing so, it can open a path towards the difficult and necessary work of discovering those common truths we share as a political community.
 
Contact: The Hannah Arendt Center  arendt@bard.edu
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
National Climate Seminar: US Climate Science, Challenges, and Opportunities 
Dr. Michael E. Mann, Professor, Atmospheric Science, Penn State
https://bluejeans.com/465542196  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On May 3rd, tune in with Dr. Michael E. Mann, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

"We now have a president and a Congress who will work closely with [Trump] under Republican leadership to basically take us backwards, back towards our dependence on fossil fuels at a time when the rest of the world is moving ahead and understands that we need to get off fossil fuels..” --Michael E. Mann, PRL Public Radio International

Mann received NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and was selected by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published three books, most recently, The Madhouse Effect.
NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar link: https://bluejeans.com/465542196
Code: 465542196

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017.pdf
  Monday, May 1, 2017
Bard Debate Union: Weekly Meeting
Campus Center, Red Room 202  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Stop by our weekly meeting and learn about all that we do - tournaments, public debates, outreach projects, and more. No previous debate experience required! All are welcome!
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Ruth L Zisman  845-758-6822 x4512  zisman@bard.edu
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Post-Truth and Politics: Departing from the Thought of Hannah Arendt
ICI Berlin Presents a One-Day Conference
Berlin, Germany  1:30 pm

Full Program: CLICK HERE

In 1967 Arendt published an article on “Truth and Politics” in the New Yorker in response to historical exigencies that resonate with those presented today by the so-called “post-truth society.”

While acknowledging the inevitable implication and interminable contest between truth and politics, Arendt attempts to make the case for a rigorous separation of truth-telling from political praxis, which is nonetheless supposed to operate within the framework afforded by factual and scientific truth. Today, given the intensifying political, and especially bio-political, consequence of the sciences, it is no longer clear that such a distinction is tenable. Since Arendt wrote, the involvement of politics and epistemology, of power and knowledge, has undergone an intensive interdisciplinary investigation, which has transformed the university, especially in the humanities. Interrogating this entanglement of truth and politics, we will ask whether it is true, as some have claimed, that the university is responsible for “post-truth” on account of the relativism it is now perceived to propagate. Or are such claims themselves symptomatic of the problem – fueling the widespread disaffection with established institutions especially those supposed to speak the truth?

As alarm is raised about the attrition of factual truth and the preponderance of “lying in politics,” to cite another essay of Arendt’s, we propose to consider the theoretical and historical precedents for such tendencies as well as the significance of the cultural and technical changes in the dissemination of news brought about by social media. Beyond the university and the media, rational-scientific and factual truth, we may finally reflect on the peculiar kind of truth-telling Arendt attributed to poetry.
 An ICI Berlin event, organized by Benjamin Lewis Robinson, in collaboration with Bard College Berlin and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College in New York. The event, like all events at the ICI Berlin, is open to the public, free of charge. The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin.

If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management.

Location:
ICI Berlin
Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8
10119 Berlin
Germany

Program



Contact: ICI Berlin  chris.wunsch@ici-berlin.org
Friday, April 28, 2017
Have farmers cracked the partisan code? What a divided nation must learn from rural organizing
Distinguished Alumni Lecture:
Lindsey Lusher Shute

Blithewood, Levy Institute  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for a lecture by Bard CEP alum Lindsey Lusher Shute ('07), Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Lindsey was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House in 2014, and she and her husband own and operate Hearty Roots farm in Clermont, NY.  

The lecture will be followed by a reception with light fare and cocktails.
 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-6822 x7388 
  Tuesday, April 25, 2017
100 Days Discussion on Security
N/A
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Discussion on Security 


Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Erin Cannan  845-758-7453  cannan@bard.edu
  Saturday, April 22, 2017
March for Science 
Vassar College   Transportation provided. Please Contact for further details. 
Sponsored by: Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Center for Civic Engagement   Civic@bard.edu
Friday, April 21, 2017
Is the Private Political? A Colloquium on Natality, Laboring, and the Body
Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hannah Arendt’s definition of freedom requires our appearance and participation in the public sphere. More fundamentally, it involves our capacity to bring about “the birth of a new world.” Feminist movements since the suffragettes have appropriated this modernist “revolutionary pathos of the absolutely new” to call for a right to freedom. Against their exclusion from politics, women have claimed the political arena to invent new relations between the sexes and redefine femininity as such. Arendt’s approach to natality, labor, and the social question has been employed in thinking about the place of life and reproduction within society and politics.

This colloquium seeks to give a forum to recent debates on the utility of Arendtian concepts for radical feminist and queer politics. Beyond the fixation on Arendt’s division of the private, social, and political realms of life, we would like to discuss the way her concepts of revolution, freedom, natality, and appearance call into question the way sexed bodies appear in public. How can Arendt’s concept of natality serve as a point of intersection where different political agendas meet: from the politics of the body and of birthing, to the possibility of new beginnings, to the inclusion of formerly disenfranchised peoples? Can natality be utilized to form allegiances across gendered, racial, economic, and legal differences? What are the implications of understanding birth, an act coded as private and yet heavily regulated, as already political? How might we reconsider biopolitics from the perspective of natality? 

Location: Reem-Kayden Center (RKC) Room 103 - Laszlo Z. Bito ‘60 Auditorium [MAP] About RKC, click HERE.
Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 1pm-7pm (Subject to change)

For more information, list of speakers, and schedule, please visit: hac.bard.edu/colloquium2017

Free & Open to the Public
Sponsored by: Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Contact: cstanton@bard.edu
Friday, April 21, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Media as a Call to Arms to Combat Climate Change
Jon Meyersohn, Co-Executive Producer, "Years of Living Dangerously"
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Jon Meyersohn is the Co-Executive Producer of "Years of Living Dangerously", a cinematic television series about the effects of climate change airing on National Geographic. Some of his past work experiences include Senior Producer of ABC News "Nightline", Producer/Coordinating Producer of ABC News "20/20", Senior Producer of ABC News "i-Caught", Producer of ABC News "Primetime", Senior Producer of ABC News "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings", and Senior Producer of ABC News "Good Morning America". Seven Emmy Awards for various CBS News and ABC News stories and programs. Meyersohn has received multiple Emmy nominations for individual stories and programs, including 10 Emmy nominations for Nightline for 2013.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Contamination in Municipal Water Supplies in New York: Are Disadvantaged Communities Disproportionately Affected by PFOA/PFOS?
Panel Discussion with Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director at Riverkeeper.
Weiss Cinema  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy for a Panel Discussion with Dan Shapley, the Water Quality Program Director at Riverkeeper on the organization's response to the drinking water contamination crisis in Newburgh.

Recent findings of contamination by a set of persistent organic compounds, PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water supplies in a number of communities in New York State have set off intense examination of the science, the social justice implications, and regulatory oversight protecting water resources and human health.  A number of questions have arisen in this particular case: Who is affected by the contamination? What are the human health implications of exposure?  Who is responsible for clean up?  How can our state and federal regulations address the current problem and prevent it from happening in the future?   This panel discussion will be of interest to both those who have been following the controversy as well as those to whom it is new.  The discussion is in support of an analysis by the graduate students at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, class of 2018, addressing the environmental justice dimensions of the case.  
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City
Attendees receive a $65 application fee waiver!
New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
National Climate Seminar: The State of Climate Activism 
Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 
https://bluejeans.com/899862932  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 19th, tune in with Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. 

In addition to being the Director of Bard CEP, Goodstein also directs Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, as well as the C2C Fellows Program at Bard CEP. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment as well as Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar link: https://bluejeans.com/899862932
Code: 899862932

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017 (1).pdf
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Practical Privacy
Library, 106 Henderson Annex, and Faculty Dining Room  11:00 am
A friendly, half-hour-ish overview of basic best practices online as part of the Teach-In.

Three Sessions, for your convenience.
 Tuesday, April 18Session 1
Library, Second Floor Computer Lab
11:00 amWednesday, April 19Session 2
106 Henderson Annex
12:00 (noon)

Session 3
Faculty Dining Room
5:45pm
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Experimental Humanities Program
Contact: Ryan Sablosky  gsablosky@bard.edu
Monday, April 17, 2017
Science and Politics:
Science Literacy for Activists
Felicia Keesing
David & Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  7:00 pm
Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Contact: Felicia Keesing  845-752-2331  keesing@bard.edu
Monday, April 17, 2017
Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism
Ian Buruma in Conversation with John Ryle
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ian Buruma
Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism

and

John Ryle
Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology and
​Executive Director of the Rift Valley 

part of

Global Action for Academic Freedom


Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Division of Social Studies; Global and International Studies Program; Human Rights Program
Contact: Jonathan Becker  845-758-7453  jbecker@bard.edu
Monday, April 17, 2017 – Friday, April 21, 2017
Travel Differently for Earth Week
Pledge to ride a bike, RideShare, walk, take the shuttle, etc. Also participate in a daily bike ride from Taste Budd's to Bard!
Website  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
In celebration of Earth Week, BOS encourages the whole Bard community to use other modes of transportation besides single occupany cars. This way we can help reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the air, be healthier, reduce parking problems etc. Take the pledge and you will automatically be enrolled in a raffle to win a $5 gift card to Taste Budd's! 
BIKE TO WORK OPPORTUNITY! 
The bike to work event will be held every morning starting at 8 am at Taste Budd's and will depart around 8:15 am for a relaxing bike ride back to Bard Campus. By pledging and participating in the week long events you are not only helping combat climate change, but helping the College achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2035!  
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Contact: Carly Hickey  201-214-1639  ch3191@bard.edu
  Monday, April 17, 2017 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
Earth Days at Bard
Bard College Campus  Let's make Earth Day last a whole week! Join us on campus and off for a series of events in support of the environment.

MONDAY 4/17
Science and Politics: Science literacy for activists with Professor Felicia Keesing | 7:00 pm | Reem-Kayden Center 103 

TUESDAY 4/18
Seeding with Bard Farm | 1–3 pm | Montgomery Place Greenhouse

WEDNESDAY 4/19
Panel: Fighting for Justice in the Food System | 4 pm – 5:30 pm in Olin 104 

Join four local food justice activists to brainstorm strategies on how to create a more equitable food system. Panelists will join us from local, regional and national organizations focused on agriculture and farming to discuss how we can better serve our community at various levels of the supply chain.

Panelists:

Maggie Cheney, coowner of Rock Steady Farm and a member of Rise & Root Farm as well as the nonprofit Community Access.

Jalal Sabur, cofounder of the Freedom Food Alliance and member of Wild Seed, an emerging Black and Brown–led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community and organic farm.

Michelle Hughes, Director of Investments and Partnerships at National Young Farmers Coalition and food justice advocate.

KayCee Wimbish, Project Director, Farmer, and Educator with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project.

Sponsored by Environmental and Urban Studies and Sociology

THURSDAY 4/20
Zero Waste Day | all day | across campus (no disposables will be put out in Kline all day)

Arboretum Walk | 1 pm | with Amy Parrella, contact arboretum@bard.edu

Contamination in Municipal Water Supplies in New York | 1:30–3 pm | Weis Cinema (Center for Environmental Policy)

FRIDAY 4/21
Low Carbon Day | lunch and dinner | Kline (we will be featuring foods that aren't very carbon intensive)

Signs of Spring Walk | 12:30–3 pm | leaving from the Campus Center, contact Tom O'Dowd

SATURDAY 4/22 (Earth Day)
Seed Swap in Tivoli | 11am – 1pm | Tivoli Library

March for Science | all day | Vassar | contact Center for Civic Engagement for transportation
Contact: Laurie Husted  845-758-6822  husted@bard.edu
  Friday, April 14, 2017
Asia/Environment Student Research Conference:
 "China’s Environmental Challenges: Water, Waste, and Watts”
Dr. Darrin Magee, Department of Environmental Studies, Hobart William Smith College
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  9:00 am

Undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research related to Asia and the environment are invited to submit posters and papers for presentation at this third annual, one-day conference. 

Today it is impossible to think seriously about the challenges of sustainable development and the environment without understanding the local and global environmental footprint of rapid economic growth in Asia—and the Asian response. At the same time, Asian Studies students increasingly require familiarity with the scientific, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental crises and sustainable development.
 
With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is sponsoring this third annual student research conference, providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and PhD level research at the intersection of these critical issues. The conference seeks to shed critical light on how we all might live sustainably—or not—in a 2050 world with three billion more people, limited resources, a thickening blanket of carbon dioxide heating the planet, and a global economic development process increasingly defined by Asian models and leadership.

The conference will be held on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in the scenic Hudson Valley, which is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $30, and housing and meals will be provided for student participants. Meals are included for non-student registrants.
 
Contact:
  Thursday, April 13, 2017
Asia/Environment Student Research Conference:
"The Historian in the Anthropocene: Finding a Usable Past in Japan”
 
Dr. Julia Adeney Thomas, ​Department of History, University of Notre Dame.

 

Finberg House  7:00 pm

Undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research related to Asia and the environment are invited to submit posters and papers for presentation at this third annual, one-day conference. 
 
Today it is impossible to think seriously about the challenges of sustainable development and the environment without understanding the local and global environmental footprint of rapid economic growth in Asia—and the Asian response. At the same time, Asian Studies students increasingly require familiarity with the scientific, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental crises and sustainable development.
 
With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is sponsoring this third annual student research conference, providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and PhD level research at the intersection of these critical issues. The conference seeks to shed critical light on how we all might live sustainably—or not—in a 2050 world with three billion more people, limited resources, a thickening blanket of carbon dioxide heating the planet, and a global economic development process increasingly defined by Asian models and leadership.
 
The conference will be held on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in the scenic Hudson Valley, which is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $30, and housing and meals will be provided for student participants. Meals are included for non-student registrants.
 
Contact:
  Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Friday, April 14, 2017
Asia/Environment Student Research Conference
Undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research related to Asia and the environment are invited to submit posters and papers for presentation at this third annual, one-day conference. 
5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research related to Asia and the environment are invited to submit posters and papers for presentation at this third annual, one-day conference. 

Today it is impossible to think seriously about the challenges of sustainable development and the environment without understanding the local and global environmental footprint of rapid economic growth in Asia—and the Asian response. At the same time, Asian Studies students increasingly require familiarity with the scientific, cultural, and political dimensions of environmental crises and sustainable development.

With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is sponsoring this third annual student research conference, providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and PhD level research at the intersection of these critical issues. The conference seeks to shed critical light on how we all might live sustainably—or not—in a 2050 world with three billion more people, limited resources, a thickening blanket of carbon dioxide heating the planet, and a global economic development process increasingly defined by Asian models and leadership.

The conference will be held on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY in the scenic Hudson Valley, which is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $30, and housing and meals will be provided for student participants. Meals are included for non-student registrants. 
Contact:
  Thursday, April 13, 2017
IES Study Abroad Info Table
Campus Center, Lobby  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
A rep from study abroad program prover IES Abroad is on campus today with information about their programs worldwide. IES offers more than 100 study abroad programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Drop by to see if one of their programs might be for you!

Thinking about Study Abroad but don't know how it works at Bard? It's never too early to start planning where/when/how. Email Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming to make an appointment (please email her chunks of time that you are free, M-F, 10-4).
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Myth of Gender Equality by Suzanne Venker
Sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center's Tough Talk Lecture Series
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  The phrase “gender equality” is boilerplate language in America, but there is much confusion about this concept due to the way it is defined by those in power. It also does not take into account human desire. This talk will focus on the myths associated with the concept of gender equality, the folks who define equality for us, and the ways in which women can shield themselves from the negative influences surrounding gender equality that will likely undermine their future happiness.

SUZANNE VENKER is a cultural critic, the author of five books, and a nationally recognized
expert on America’s gender war. It is Suzanne’s passion to tell women what the culture won’t—
about men, marriage, work & family—so they can make smart decisions in life and in love.
Suzanne is a Fox News contributor, a columnist at PJ Media and a trustee at Leading Women
for Shared Parenting. Her bestselling eBook, “The War on Men,” was fashioned from her article
of the same name that became the #1 op-ed in Fox News history. The result was a barrage of
media backlash and an appearance on “The View,” where Suzanne enjoyed friendly banter
with guest host Mike Tyson while fielding attacks from Whoopi and Joy.

Suzanne’s forthcoming book (February 2017), The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men & Marriage,
helps women with domineering personalities learn to let go and find peace with the man in
their lives. Her other books include The Two-Income Trap, How to Choose a Husband and The
Flipside of Feminism. Suzanne has written for many publications, including Time, Parents, New York Post, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Huffington Post and London’s Daily Mail. Suzanne’s TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends, ABC News, CNN, C-Span’s Book TV and more. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows throughout the country; and her work has been featured on “The Dr. Laura Program,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” Suzanne graduated from Boston University in 1986. Today she lives in St. Louis, MO, with her husband of 18 years and their two teenagers.

Location: RKC 103 [map]
Time: 7pm
Free & Open to the Public
Rsvp not required

Questions: Mark Williams Jr. email: mwilliams0615@gmail.com
Contact: Mark Williams Jr.  mwilliams0615@gmail.com
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/497947914
Code: 497947914

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"Berlin’s Bête Noire: Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, and the Modes of Anti-totalitarian Commitment in the 20th Century." A Lunchtime Talk with Visiting Scholar, Kei Hiruta
Arendt Center  1:30 pm
Born in Riga in 1909 and an émigré to England at the age of eleven, Isaiah Berlin was a philosopher, political theorist and intellectual historian, whose work was devoted to the defence of human freedom against the twin threats of Nazism and Stalinism. And yet he did not think highly of Arendt’s comparable effort. On the contrary, he developed strong hostility towards her, ‘see[ing] nothing in her writings of the slightest value or interest’. Arendt was not impressed by Berlin’s work, either. She did not respond to his hostility in kind, but she showed little interest in his writings, seeing him as little more than a respectable intellectual historian. Why were the two Jewish émigré thinkers unable to understand each other? This lunchtime talk gives a brief overview of the intellectual, political, and personal conflict between Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin.

Invite Only/Rsvp to cstanton@bard.edu
Location: Seminar Room, Hannah Arendt Center
Date: Wed. April 12
Time: 1:30pm
Contact: Christine Stanton  cstanton@bard.edu
  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Friday, April 14, 2017
“Equality—More or Less?”
Bard College Students and United States Military Academy at West Point Cadets Present Three-Day Conference Exploring Issues Surrounding Equality
Blithewood, Levy Institute  Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute of Advanced Theology; United States Military Academy at West Point
Contact: Bruce Chilton  chilton@bard.edu

Press Release: View

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Courage To Be College Seminar Dinner and Lecture Series, with Mariame Kaba
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Kline, Faculty Dining Room  6:00 pm
“Courage is Contagious:” Police Torture, Reparations & Making #BlackLivesMatter in Chicago

Listen to the audio of this event here as a podcast on iTunes

In May 2015, survivors of Chicago police torture, their families and community successfully organized to win the first ever reparations for racist law enforcement violence in the United States. Mariame, a co-lead organizer of the #ReparationsNOW campaign, will discuss the social and historical context of police torture in Chicago and how a coalition of individuals and organizations achieved a historic victory in securing reparations for survivors of torture and their families. She will address how this campaign took place within the context of a resurgent movement for Black liberation. Mariame will address how the #RahmRepNOW #ReparationsNOW campaign relied on art, social media, direct action and traditional lobbying to pass the law.

BIO: Mariame Kaba is a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow, a co-founder and member of the Survived and Punished Collective, and an organizer, educator and curator whose work focuses on racial justice, gender justice, transformative/restorative justice, ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and supporting youth leadership development. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. She has co-founded multiple organizations and projects over the years including We Charge Genocide, an intergenerational effort which documented police brutality and violence in Chicago and sent youth organizers to Geneva, Switzerland to present their report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, and which played a leadership role in the historic fight to win reparations for survivors police torture in Chicago. Other groups and organization include the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women, the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander and the Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team (YWAT) among others. Mariame is on the advisory boards of the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Her writing has appeared in the Nation Magazine, the Guardian, In These Times, Jacobin, The New Inquiry and more. She runs the blog Prison Culture (www.usprisonculture.com).

Date: April, 11th
Time: 6pm
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Kline Commons
*Invitation-Only
 
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Christine Stanton  cstanton@bard.edu
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Europe in Bad Constitution: A Lecture by Georg Zenkert
7:00 pm
The formation of the European Union looks like a success story: peace between the nations, prosperity based on open markets, and the stabilization of the rule of law. The recent development however, the extension to meanwhile 28 Nations, seems to have overburdened the union. While further nations in the East wish to participate, the UK prefers to leave the club. Other nations may follow. What is wrong with the EU? It seems to be out of balance, and no one knows how to regain it. Enlargement or concentration on the core states? Slowing down or accelerating the process of the union? More problematic is, however, the democratic deficit. To put it briefly: The EU enacts regulations without representation. The Union consists of a complex configuration of powers, it manifests many competences, but it lacks a constitution, and, most notably, a convincing legitimation. The technocrats plea for a Union without constitution, and hope to proceed their business undisturbed; the supranationalists plea for a real constitution and hope to get rid of all problems of the traditional nation state. But who is the people in the Union, and who is – referring to democratic standards - the sovereign? An analysis of the powers in the Union is a precondition for a clarification of all further questions.

BIO: MA, PhD and Habilitation at the University of Tuebingen, Germany; since 1996 Professor of Philosophy at the University of Education, Heidelberg, Germany; since 2009 Dean of the Department of cultural studies and humanities. Research focus: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of education.

Location: RKC 103 [MAP]
Start Time: 7 pm
Free & Open to the Public
Rsvp Not Required
 
Sponsored by: Political Studies Program
Contact:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Constitutional and Ethical Challenges of our Times
Hackensack, NJ  7:30 pm
In these dark and dangerous times, two leading political and legal thinkers will discuss the way that our Constitutional traditions can protect us from authoritarian governance, and the ways they can fail to do so. Professors Cornell and Berkowitz will talk about the dangers posed by corruption and the possible signs of authoritarian government. They will also address directly the Presidency of Donald Trump and take questions from the audience.

Roger Berkowitz is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and writer. He writes on politics, law, Hannah Arendt, Greek and German philosophy, and legal history. His essays have appeared in Bookforum, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Theory & Event, The Fortnightly Review, The Journal of Politics, Philosophy and Literature, the Journal of Law, Culture and Humanities, New Nietzsche Studies, and many other publications. His monograph, The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition, was recently published by Harvard University Press. He teaches at Bard College where he is Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Drucilla Cornell is a professor of Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She is a playwright and also launched The uBuntu Project in South Africa in 2003 and has been working with the project ever since. Professor Cornell’s theoretical and political writings span a tremendous range of both topics and disciplines. From her early work in Critical Legal Studies and Feminist Theory to her more recent work on South Africa, transitional justice, and the jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin, Professor Cornell continues to think through new and evolving issues in philosophy and politics of global significance. Her latest title, coauthored with Stephen Seely, is called The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man.

WHEN
April 05, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

WHERE
Farleigh Dickinson University
140 University Plaza Dr
Dickinson Hall/Wilson Auditorium
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

RSVP LINK
Contact: Network for Responsible Public Policy  info@nfrpp.org
  Wednesday, April 5, 2017
National Screening and Discussion: Putting a Price on Global Warming Pollution
394 Broadway, New York, NY, and Online  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join a national screening of “Priceless,” an episode from the National Geographic Series, Years of Living Dangerously.  The one-hour show, focusing on both carbon pricing and the biodiversity loss threat from climate change, will be followed by a webcast panel discussion with Q&A from the audience. The event will be live at Impact Hub in NYC, and webcast for a national audience online.

Panelists include: 
David Gelber, Executive Producer, Years of Living Dangerously
Aasif Mandvi, “Priceless” guide, Daily Show Correspondent 
Camila Thorndike, Co-Director, Put A Price On It campaign
Dr. Bob Litterman, Former Director of Risk Management, Goldman Sachs
Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard's Center for Environmental Policy (moderator)  

EVENT SCHEDULE Plan to start screening the Years of Living Dangerously episode no later than 7:05pm EST The webinar discussion will begin at 8:10pm EST. 
** TO SCREEN THE EPISODE & WEBINAR -- IMPORTANT! 
You will need to download the Years of Living Dangerously episode prior to the event, as it can take some time (up to an hour) to load. Here is the link: https://files.natgeonetworks.com/_yqKqxt4pZu5odR
** TO ATTEND NATIONAL WEBINAR
Please log into this link
You will see a prompt asking you to enter your name and email to join as a guest. 
On the following screen, select the link to “Join with Browser” DO NOT select “join with Bluejeans App”.  That’s all you need to do! 

We will take questions from the audience via Twitter with the hashtag #PutAPriceOnIt. 
Contact:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Climate and War: The Case of Syria 
Dr. Colin Kelley, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University’s International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society 
https://bluejeans.com/106297431  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 5th, tune in with Dr. Colin Kelley, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University’s International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society and a Senior Research Fellow with The Center for Climate and Security in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Kelley will discuss his research on how Syria's changing climate interacted with its politics, economy, and culture to influence the food and water insecurity that are helping to fuel the current conflict ravaging the nation.

"What's happening globally—and particularly in the Middle East—is that groundwater is going down at an alarming rate. It's almost as if we're driving as fast as we can toward a cliff.” -- Colin Kelley, Scientific American

Kelley has published research on the relationship between climate change and drought in Syria and the broader Levant, and is a regular commentator on this subject. He received his PhD from Columbia and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara.  His research focuses primarily on climate variability and change, the climate-water-food security nexus and the relationship between climate and vulnerability in arid and semi-arid regions. 

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar link: https://bluejeans.com/106297431
Code: 106297431

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017.pdf
Monday, April 3, 2017
Before the Arab Revolutions: Art, Dissent, and Diplomacy in Amman, Beirut, and Ramallah.
Hanan Toukan 
Brown University

Olin, Room 102  6:30 pm
This talk is about the relationship between contemporary art, dissent, cultural diplomacy and cultural politics in the Arab Middle East. Since the start of the Arab revolutionary process and the violence that has accompanied it, the culture and arts domain has come to play an ever more crucial role as mobilizer, witness, and archivist of historical events. As a result the domain has enjoyed an exponential growth in the technical and financial support it receives from US and EU funding bodies. This growth has provoked intense debates within policy circles and a plethora of academic literature on what the role of visual and cultural practices are and should be in violent warfare, political change, and the study of politics and culture in the region.

This talk will historicize and contextualize this phenomenon as its focus predates 2011 and grapples with it from its first appearance in the 1990s and until its consolidation in the aftermath of 9/11. Specifically the talk examines the ways in which transnational circuits of visual cultural production are related to how society makes, sees and experiences the political in art and its relevance to the wider publics in Jordan, Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I address prevalent debates about the nature of the political in art as well as the role of art and the intellectual in political change. It shows that both are part and parcel of shifting structural dynamics in local and international politics that directly impact the production of culture and how different generations practice them, perceive them and process them. Hence this talk is not is not so much about “art”, as much as it is about the “artworld” from a local perspective, and how culture in it is produced in a global world. It is equally about some of the centers of power that fund and disseminate visual knowledge about the Middle East.

Hanan Toukan is Visiting Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Middle East Studies at Brown University.


This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Project and the Art History program

 
Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies Program
Contact: Dina Ramadan  845-758-6822  dramadan@bard.edu
  Saturday, April 1, 2017
Shades of Red and Blue: Uniting Our Divided Nation
Beyond Partisan Politics: A Civilized Forum for Debate
New York Public Library  12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Bard College President Leon Botstein, faculty members Elmira Bayrasli, James Ketterer, and Walter Russell Mead, as well as alumna Sana Mustafa '17 and a host of other top thinkers for a series of panel discussions about politics in the United States. Bard students pay half price.
Sponsored by: Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program
Contact: info@20squarefeet.com
Friday, March 31, 2017
Book Release and Panel Discussion: Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Arendt's "Denktagebuch"​
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Olin, Room 201  4:15 pm
Edited by Roger Berkowitz and Ian Storey, Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Arendt's "Denktagebuch" offers a path through Hannah Arendt's recently published Denktagebuch, or "Book of Thoughts." In this book a number of innovative Arendt scholars come together to ask how we should think about these remarkable writings in the context of Arendt's published writing and broader political thinking. Other contributors include: Jeffrey Champlin, Wout Cornelissen, Ursula Ludz, Anne O'Byrne, Tracy Strong, Tatjana Noemi Tömmel, and Thomas Wild. Unique in its form, the Denktagebuch offers brilliant insights into Arendt's practice of thinking and writing. Artifacts of Thinking provides an introduction to the Denktagebuch as well as a glimpse of these fascinating but untranslated fragments that reveal not only Arendt's understanding of "the life of the mind" but her true lived experience of it.Panelist Include: Roger Berkowitz has been teaching political theory, legal thought, and human rights at Bard College since 2005. He is the academic director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. Professor Berkowitz is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and writer. His interests stretch from Greek and German philosophy to legal history and from the history of science to images of justice in film and literature. He is the author of The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition; coeditor of Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics; editor of Revenge and Justice, a special issue of Law, Culture, and the Humanities; and a contributing editor to Rechtsgeschichte. His essays have appeared in numerous academic journals. Roger Berkowitz received his B.A. from Amherst College; J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.

Wout Cornelissen studied philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen and received his doctorate in philosophy from Leiden University. He was a visiting scholar at the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago. He taught political philosophy in Leiden and philosophy of law in Amsterdam. He was a Hannah Arendt Center Postdoctoral Fellow and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at Bard College, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Utrecht University. His research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and literature. His first book project focuses on the relation between thought and action in the writing of Karl Popper, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt. At Vanderbilt University, he will work on a critical edition of Arendt’s The Life of the Mind, as part of a Kritische Gesamtausgabe.


Anne O'Byrne's field of research is 20th century and contemporary European philosophy. From her dissertation, "Who are we?": Plurality and the Questioning of Philosophy, to her present project of natality (the existential condition of having been born) and finitude, her work has been at the intersection of ontology and politics. In her articles she investigates the political and ontological questions that arise around embodiment ("The Politics of Intrusion" in The New Centennial Review), gender ("The Excess if Justice" in International Studies in Philosophy), labor ("Symbol, Exchange and Birth" in Philosophy and Social Criticism) and pedagogy ("Pedagogy without a Project" in Studies in Philosophy and Education) using the work of authors such as Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jean Baudrillard and Julia Kristeva. O'Byrne also maintains an interest in Irish Studies and has written philosophical work concerning the functioning of sovereignty in Northern Ireland and the inheritance of the Irish language. At Stony Brook and while on faculty at Hofstra University (1999-2007) she has taught courses in feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy and the Holocaust, modernity and post-modernity, existentialism, phenomenology, and Nietzsche.

Ian Storey is co-editor with Roger Berkowitz of Archives of Thinking, and author of the forthcoming Hungers on Sugar Hill: Hannah Arendt, the New York Poets, and the Remaking of Metropolis, which examines postwar changes in the urban politics of race, class, and representation through the lens of Arendt’s first experiences of the United States.  He also produces contemporary adaptations of German theater, including Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Antigone des Sophokles, and St. Joan of the Stockyards.  Having received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, Storey’s work centers on urban politics, the politics of aesthetics, and democratic theory.

Dr. Thomas Wild studied German literature and culture as well as political science in Berlin, and Munich, where he received his Ph.D. He has taught at institutions of higher learning in Germany, at Vanderbilt University, and at Oberlin College.  Dr. Wild’s research and teaching focus on twentieth-century German literature and film, the political dimensions of culture, art and thought, as well as contemporary developments in German media and society after 1989. Among his many publications are a monograph on Hannah Arendt’s relationships with key postwar German writers such as Uwe Johnson, Ingeborg Bachmann, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Hilde Domin, and Rolf Hochhuth; an “intellectual biography” of Hannah Arendt; and an edition of Thomas Brasch’s poetry. Most recently, he co-edited Arendt’s conversations and correspondence with the eminent German historian and political essayist Joachim Fest. Additionally, he is a literary critic and cultural correspondent for the major German dailies Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Tagesspiegel.

Time: 4:15 pm
Date: March, 31st
Location: OLIN 201 [map]

Free & Open to the Public
R.s.v.p. not required
Contact: cstanton@bard.edu
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Saturday, April 1, 2017
HA CIRCLE 2017: Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College
Olin, Room 201  "It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past." (Eichmann in Jerusalem)The Hannah Arendt Circle meets annually to provide a forum for scholars from a variety of institutions and disciplinary backgrounds to present their research on Hannah Arendt. This year’s conference will be hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Board College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY on March 30–April 1, 2017. The submission timeframe is now closed. Each speaker will have 35 minutes in total (20 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion). In addition to the regular program, this year’s conference will feature the following events:

WORKING GROUPS: Thursday, March 30I) Race, Gender, Queer Theory:
[closed to the public] Group Coordinator: Lisa Stenmark, San Jose State University
lisa.stenmark@sjsu.edu

II) Arendt and Her Contemporaries:
[closed to the public] Group Coordinator: Kei Hiruta, University of Oxford
kei.hiruta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

For more information, please contact the working group coordinators by email.SPECIAL BOOK PANEL, FRIDAY, MARCH 31
EVENT LINK: ***Free & Open to the Public**
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Olin 201Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch. Edited by Roger Berkowitz and Ian Storey, Fordham University PressPROGRAM COMMITTEEJennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College
Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University
Roger Berkowitz, Bard College, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities
HA CIRCLE DATESFriday, March 31, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Please send any questions to: Jennifer Gaffney (jgaffney@gettysburg.edu)

*Invitation Only (closed to the public, with the exception of the Book Panel)

Location: OLIN 201 [map]
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Jennifer Gaffney  jgaffney@gettysburg.edu
  Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Access the meeting here

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Contact:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Feeling Good is Not Enough: Create a Political Moment. Courage To Be College Seminar Dinner & Lecture Series, with Tania Bruguera
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Blithewood, Levy Institute  6:00 pm
To resist is not enough. Filling the streets with bodies can look like a battleground that has created the feeling of an election. Use chants as if they were drums in order to spread the waves of commitment and slogans in order to highlight all the things that are wrong. But the streets are not enough. Be an active individual: it shows them you are not afraid. Learn the language of power, use the verbs they are scared of, publicly unveil their worst nightmare – act for them, not for us. Behave on a one-to-one scale with those you consider responsible. Laugh intelligently but never laugh before you begin. Laugh after your goal is achieved after your opposition is tricked, conflicted and incoherent because you took their power away with a simple human gesture. Don’t laugh about what they do, laugh about what you were able to do to them. What we know is not enough. Be persistent without tiring others. Use forms and actions that are legible for the resistance but new to the repressors. The time you have is the time they are using to figure out how to respond. Feeling good is not enough: create a political moment.

Tania Bruguera was born in 1968 in Havana, Cuba. Bruguera, a politically motivated performance artist, explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it. She expands the definition and range of performance art, sometimes performing solo but more often staging participatory events and interactions that build on her own observations, experiences, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control. Bruguera has explored both the promise and failings of the Cuban Revolution in performances that provoke viewers to consider the political realities masked by government propaganda and mass-media interpretation. Advancing the concept of arte útil (literally, useful art; art as a benefit and a tool), she proposes solutions to sociopolitical problems through the implementation of art, and has developed long-term projects that include a community center and a political party for immigrants, and a school for behavior art. (art21.org)

Date: March 28th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blithewood, Levy Institute

*Invitation-Only
 
Contact: cstanton@bard.edu
Monday, March 27, 2017
Lowi's "The End of the Republican Era" and the Beginning of What? Reflections on The Rise of Trump
Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center and the Political Studies Program
Olin, Room 201  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Theodore J. Lowi (July 9, 1931 – February 17, 2017) was one of the most influential political scientists of the 20th century. Lowi authored numerous books included the hallmark “The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States”, along with “The Politics of Disorder”, “American Government: Incomplete Conquest”, and “Hyperpolitics: An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science”. He also edited “The Pursuit of Justice”, Robert F. Kennedy’s book about his tenure as attorney general.

Thomas Dumm is the author of six books that cover a range of topics in political theory and political culture as well as many articles and other essays. Among his books are Loneliness as a Way of Life (Harvard, 2008) and My Father’s House: On Will Barnet’s Paintings (Duke, 2014). He served as the founding co-editor of the international journal of contemporary political thought Theory&Event, as well as a non-fiction editor for the Massachusetts Review. His new book, a meditation on the (im)possibility of being at home in the twenty-first century, is forthcoming with Harvard University Press.

NYTimes Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/theodore-lowi-dead.html
 
Roger Berkowitz on Remembering “The End of Liberalism”: https://medium.com/amor-mundi/ted-lowi-in-memoriam-of-his-work-bc88822b3419#.8exnpsb2p

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: OLIN 201 [map]
Free & Open to the Public
Info & Contact: shill@bard.edu
Contact: Samantha Hill  twild@bard.edu
  Thursday, March 23, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Access the meeting here

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Contact:
  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Meet the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard
In-Person Information Session with Director Goodstein
LMHQ: 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for an informational session with Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability, and learn what our graduate programs have to offer. 
Contact:
  Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Get Engaged 2017: Student Action and Youth Leadership
Civic Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts
Central European University in Budapest, Hungary  The Bard/HESP Network (Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations) and affiliated institutions will gather student leaders for a five-day conference at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary from March 18 to 25, 2017. The conference is designed for students actively engaged in community-based work (on and off campus), including community projects or organizing, activism, journalism, Model UN, debate, socially based internships, government work or campus leadership, or who are in the early stages of launching a project. 

The conference is not a traditional academic conference: it is a venue to build a network of young social entrepreneurs and change agents to encourage future collaborations and exchange of ideas. Participants will explore best practices, generate ideas, participate in leadership trainings, and network with other student leaders.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: 845-758-7453  civic@bard.edu
Friday, March 17, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: The Future of Impact Investing
Cary Krosinsky
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Cary Krosinsky is a noted educator and author on the nexus of sustainability strategy, investing and financial value. He teaches at Yale University, USA; Concordia University, Canada; the University of Maryland, USA; and Brown University, USA; and acts as Senior Advisor to organizations such as the Carbon Tracker Initiative, the Principles for Responsible Investment and Wilshire Associates.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations are released on iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bard Center for Environmental Policy 3/15 Application Submission Deadline
Online  8:00 pm
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: 
https://bluejeans.com/946118473


What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Hannah Arendt Edition Series with Susanne Lüdemann: Hannah Arendt and the Problem of Judging (in) Modernity.
Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center and the German Studies Program
Olin, Room 204  6:30 pm
Hannah Arendt’s engagement with judgment begins in the 1950s. She meets it first of all as an ethical problem posed by the massive breakdown of personal judgment - the capacity to distinguish right from wrong - in the Third Reich. Arendt responds to this issue with her contentious claim about the “banality of evil.” Her formulation sees the industrially organized mass murder not as rooted in a kind of pleasure in or will to evil, and not even in hatred or conviction, but rather as a result of what she calls “thoughtlessness,” that is a specific lack of reflective judgment. On the other hand, Arendt addresses judgment as an 'epistemological' challenge: as the question of how one is to judge this massive breakdown in the capacity for judgment itself; and, how one is to judge, which is historically ‘novel’ in totalitarianism: morally, juridically, philosophically, politically, and historically.

Susanne Lüdemann's talk claims that, from the book on totalitarianism onward, Arendt dedicates her thought and writing to coping with this doubled challenge of judgment through the rupture in civilization in the extermination of the Jews on the one hand, and through the rupture in tradition of Modernity on the other. At the core of Arendt's work, judging and distinguishing are thus not only to be viewed as recurring themes or objects of her thought but also as ways of thinking and writing, as operations performed in her own discursive practice.

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: OLIN 204 [map]
Free & Open to the Public
Info & Contact: twild@bard.edu
Contact: Thomas Wild  twild@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Climate and National Security 
Sherri Goodman, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
https://bluejeans.com/777430599  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 15th, tune in with Sherri Goodman, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

“The Pentagon and military have seized upon the opportunities to diversify energy sources, to reduce demand, to reduce costs. It’s about reducing costs and improving operational readiness. And when you diversify and become more efficient with your energy and your fuel sources, you get multiple benefits, both in performance and in cost.” -- Sherri Goodman, Scientific American

Goodman is an executive, lawyer, former defense official and Senate Armed Services Committee staff professional. Most recently she served as the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Goodman is the founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board. Goodman served as the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security). She was the first female professional staff member on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. A graduate of Amherst College, she has degrees from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government.NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar link: https://bluejeans.com/777430599
Code: 777430599

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017.pdf
Monday, March 13, 2017
Division of the Russian Academia on LGBT Issues: Police Science vs Human Rights 
Alexander Kondakov
European University at St. Petersburg, Russia

Olin, Room 205  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a talk with Alexander Kondakov, Assistant Professor, European University at St.Petersburg, Russia & Researcher, Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg & Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Social Policy Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. 

This talk draws on research of Russian sociologists as well on the speaker's analysis of academic publications generated in the aftermath of legal ban of the so-called “propaganda of homosexuality” in Russia. The studies suggest that Russian scholars assume a specific role in relation to various governmental initiatives characterized by police functions rather than academic rigor or empirical argumentation. Nevertheless, there are academic institutions that engage in critical examinations of current policies. It is especially evident from the writings about LGBT rights as human rights in Russia. This presentation offers an overview of the political and historical circumstances in which the Russian academia functions and provides an insightful account of this sort of division.
 
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Tatiana Orlova  845-752-4857 x4857  torlova@bard.edu
Monday, March 13, 2017
Stephen Haswell Todd: Post Doctoral Fellow Lunchtime Talk 
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Arendt Center  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“A Universal Possibility of Human Being”: Autism in Twentieth-Century Thought

Before it named a particular class of atypical individuals, “autism” was used to designate subjectivity—the universal aspect of thought that “turns away from the world.” This talk will put the concept of autism back into an intellectual history of the twentieth century and present three—perhaps contradictory—valences of the term: autism as thinking, autism as a general matrix of political alterity, and autism as collective anxiety.alterity, and autism as collective anxiety.

BIO: Stephen Haswell Todd’s dissertation, “The Turn to the Self” (Chicago, 2015), sets out an account of how the concept “autism” functioned in a broad, philosophical context in German-speaking Europe in the early twentieth century, and was then gradually translated and narrowed into the clinical category we know today. In doing so it proposes major revisions to our understanding of the history of autism and also opens up the archive of early autism discourse as a field of inquiries into the nature of private, inner experience. At the Arendt Center he has plans to investigate the transformations of Goethe’s science of morphology into twentieth-century figurations of aesthetics, personality, psychology, and race. In addition to a PhD in Germanic Studies from the University of Chicago, he holds a BA in literature from Bard College.

Location: Hannah Arendt Center, Seminar Room
Rsvp to cstanton@bard.edu
Invitation Only
Contact: The Hannah Arendt Center  arendt@bard.edu
  Friday, March 10, 2017
Lunchtime "Meet the Programs" Webinar
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Access the meeting here 


What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Contact:
  Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Home and the Thresholds of Exile in
Liwaa Yazji's Haunted
Shareah Taleghani, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies & Arabic
Queens College-CUNY

Olin, Room 102  6:00 pm
Liwaa Yazji's debut film Haunted (Maskoon, 2014) documents the process through which a number of Syrians in the midst of armed conflict make the agonizing decision to leave their homes, join thousands of their fellow displaced citizens, and face an unknown future. Shaded with loss and ambivalence, the literal and figural border zones constructed in the film force the audience to contemplate the continually shifting meaning of home and exile, not just for the film’s participants, but for themselves.

This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Project
Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies Program
Contact: Dina Ramadan  845-758-6822  dramadan@bard.edu
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Hudson River Environmental Futures
Screening The Hudson River: A River at Risk with the filmmaker and Riverkeeper advocates
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  4:45 pm
A film screening of short films in from The Hudson: A River at Risk with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster covering topics such as: fuel barge anchorages, bomb trains, and pipeline projects.

In addition to Jon Bowermaster, speakers from Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and Bard Center for Environmental Policy will answer questions and invite you to join a discussion about efforts to protect the Hudson River and the climate.
Contact: Tom O'Dowd  todowd@bard.edu
  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Study Abroad in Paris!
Campus Center, Lobby  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thinking of study abroad in Paris?

Fluent enough in French to be directly enrolled in a Parisian university?

Come meet APA Paris representative Lindsay Turlan to learn about APA's program in Paris and whether it might be a good fit for you your junior year.
Thinking about Study Abroad but don't know how it works at Bard? It's never too early to start planning where/when/how. Email Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming to make an appointment (please email her chunks of time that you are free, M-F, 10-4).

 
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Climate Advocate Workshop
Build political will for a livable world
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn proven ways to speak effectively and powerfully about climate solutions to friends, neighbors, business leaders, and
elected officials.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization empowering people from all walks of life to become effective advocates for a livable world.

This event is free. Refreshments will be available.

Please register at Eventbrite

Children are welcome, but if you will be bringing younger children, please contact  Laurie Husted lauriehusted@gmail.com and let us know so we can plan for childcare accomodations.

Find the Mid Hudson Citizens' Climate Lobby on FB
https://www.facebook.com/groups/120984391744742/
Sponsored by: Bard Office of Sustainability
Contact: Laurie B Husted  845-464-8025  husted@bard.edu
  Saturday, March 4, 2017
Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House at Bard
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House at Bard College

Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center, Room 102

<<RSVP HERE<<

This event is a great opportunity for you to meet our Bard MBA and CEP faculty, staff, and students, and to learn more about what we have to offer. The open house will feature a presentations by the admissions staff and Director Goodstein, followed by a Q&A with students and faculty.

Useful Links: Download Campus Map  and Directions to Bard College

>>RSVP HERE<<
 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donell  codonnel@bard.edu
  Friday, March 3, 2017
Fourth Annual Student World Affairs Conference
Olin Hall  8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Bard College hosts the annual Student World Affairs Conference. This conference brings together students and faculty from across the Hudson Valley region, from colleges including Bard, Vassar, Marist, Dutchess, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Albany, Barnard, and Mount Saint Mary. Students will present papers on a wide variety of topics covering every area of international affairs.

The keynote speaker will be Asha Castleberry, who teaches international politics at Fordham University, is a fellow at the American Security Project, and served in the Middle East with the US Army.

The conference is co-chaired by Michelle Murray (assistant professor of political studies and co-director of the Global and International Studies program) and James Ketterer (dean of international studies and director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program). Miriam Roday and Linda Yuan are the student organizers.

Conference Schedule
8:00-9:00: Registration, Olin Atrium
9:00-10:00: Keynote Address, Olin Hall
10:15-11:30: Panel Group A
11:30-11:45: Break
11:45-1:00: Panel Group B
1:00-2:30: Lunch & Closing Ceremony, Olin LC 115
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Global and International Studies Program; Political Studies Program; World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Bernie Handel
Contact: 845-758-7453  civic@bard.edu
Download: SWAC 2017 program .pdf Download Conference Program
Friday, March 3, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Documentary Storytelling: Environmental Awareness Through the Lens 
John De Graaf, Filmmaker & Executive Director, Take Back Your Time
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
John de Graaf is an author, filmmaker and Executive Director of Take Back Your Time. Fifteen of his documentaries, including the popular special, AFFLUENZA, have been broadcast nationally on PBS. His books include the best-seller AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC, now in its third edition, and WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? His work and speaking engagements involve exploration of the intersection of happiness, work-life balance, consumerism, health and sustainability. He has taught at The Evergreen State College and helped develop the UW Summer School Class "What's the Economy for, Anyway?" in 2007. He is a co-founder of The Happiness Initiative and recently served as an advisor to the government of Bhutan as it development its Gross National Happiness project proposal for the United Nations.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
  Thursday, March 2, 2017
Changing the World Through Food: Israel's Food Revolution
Vegan Food Cooking Demonstration and Lecture
Kline, Faculty Dining Room  6:00 pm – 9:00 am
"Food critic Ori Shavit, food journalist and TedX speaker, will discuss how Israel has become a globally recognized leader in promoting healthier and more compassionate diets in accordance with Judaism's highest ideals. She will share her personal journey to veganism and her relationship with Judaism and food, which inspired a career change and ultimately led to her becoming a food activist."Ori will lead a hands on cooking workshop (ticketed event) followed by an open lecture (ticket not required). Come join us for some delicious, sustainable food.

MUST HAVE TICKET FOR COOKING DEMO.

Register for event here: https://goo.gl/forms/a9OwQACOnMG2mLgc2
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
Contact: Keith Roscoe  845-758-7180  kr7768@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Haunted
dir. Liwaa Yazji, Syria/Germany, 2014
112 mins, Arabic with English subtitles

Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm
In her first feature documentary film, Haunted (Maskoon), Syrian director Liwaa Yazji explores what it means to flee a war. Yazji meets friends and people previously unknown to her at their homes. Domiciles where they live now, or where they are yet to live. Spaces that have turned into a sought-after commodity. When the bombs arrive, their first instinct is to run away. Later, they remember that they didn’t turn back to capture their last memories of what they were leaving behind. They did not bid farewell to their homes, memories, photographs and identity of a life passed. Haunted is about the Syrian people’s relationship with their homes during the war. What is a home – in a physical and in a metaphorical sense? And how, if one dare ask, do they feel when they are forced to leave?

This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Project and the Center for Civic Engagement
Sponsored by: Middle Eastern Studies Program
Contact: Dina Ramadan  845-758-6822  dramadan@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Carbon Pricing and Washington State 
KC Golden, Senior Adviser, Climate Solutions
https://bluejeans.com/678425365   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 1st, tune in with KC Golden, Senior Adviser of Climate Solutions

"The key here ... is a strong nexus between the problem, the money, and the solutions. If climate policy is understood as real solutions and a just, inclusive transition to clean energy, it can win. If it’s just about paying more for energy (while the green elites zip off to Teslala land), forget it." --KC Golden, Climate Solutions

Golden serves on the boards of 350.org and the US Climate Action Network. He was one of Seattle Magazine's "Power 25" most influential people, and its #1 "Eco-Hero." In 2012, he received the Heinz Award for Public Policy. Gorden earned his Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he received a Master's in Public Policy.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar link: https://bluejeans.com/678425365
Code: 678425365

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017.pdf
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Wild by Design:  Landscape Design in the Age of Ecology
A talk by landscape designer Margie Ruddick
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Margie Ruddick's approach to design creates landscapes that are full of life, integrating ecology, culture, and community; she will talk about the processes involved in pursuing truly integrated design, illustrating the strategies she deploys with a wide range of projects, from a retreat in the Western Ghats of India to a green infrastructure park and streetscape in New York City.

More info about Margie at her website: http://www.margieruddick.com/
Contact: Michele Dominy  mdominy@bard.edu
Monday, February 27, 2017
The Italians ... and the challenges of
writing about them
John Hooper, Italy correspondent of The Economist magazine and the author of The Italians (Viking, 2015 & 2016)
RKC 103  5:00 pm
How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? What exactly is bella figura? And why do Romans eat their gnocchi on Thursdays? Having spent more than 15 years reporting on Italy, John Hooper set out to write a book that answers these and many of the other puzzles that confront outsiders in a society that can be as baffling as it is alluring.  The result is The Italians, published by Viking, which has featured in the bestseller lists of The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. In his talk, Hooper will discuss the challenges and rewards of trying to explain a society in which paradox is the norm and in which much is hidden, or coded or left unsaid.
Sponsored by: Division of Social Studies; Hannah Arendt Center; Historical Studies Program; Italian Studies Program; Literature Program
Contact: Joseph Luzzi  845-758-7150  jluzzi@bard.edu
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dance and Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries
A Lecture by Dana Naomy Mills
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"In acting and speaking, men show who they are, reveal actively their unique personal identities and thus make their appearance in the human world, while their physical identities appear without any activity of their own in the unique shape of body and sound of the voice. This disclosure of 'who' in contradistinction to 'what' somebody is ... is implicit in everything somebody says and does." (Hannah Arendt)

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.” (Martha Graham)

Since ancient times and across cultures, dance has provided a powerful form of human expression. This talk examines the political power of dance from a global perspective inspired by—and drawing upon—the work of Hannah Arendt.

This talk by Dana Naomy Mills, a 2017 Hannah Arendt Fellow, explores different dimensions of dance as a form of intervention into a politics more commonly articulated in words. Dance is understood as a system of communication that allows its subjects to speak with their bodies and to create embodied spaces, drawing attention to the radically egalitarian nature of dance with its ability to transcend all boundaries of gender, race and sexual politics. Drawing on diverse examples such as the work of dance pioneers Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan, gumboots dancers in the gold mines of South Africa, Dabke dancers in Palestine and the One Billion Rising movement challenging gender violence through flash mobs, the talk will present a reading of dance as a form of performing equality as well as distinction.
Sponsored by: Dance Program; Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Jennifer Lown  845-758-7970  jlown@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Megachange in the Time of Trump and Technology
 
Darrell West
Vice President and Director of Governance Studies
Brookings Institution
 

RKC 103  6:45 pm
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Hannah Arendt Center; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program
Contact: Olga Voronina  845-758-7391  ovoronin@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Project WHY: Bard Informational Meeting
Campus Center Room 213  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come learn about volunteering in India during the 2018 winter Intersession. Project WHY: Bard works with an NGO in the slums of New Delhi teaching English! 
Contact: Emily Fox  207-798-0560  ef5566@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
(Soma)tic Rituals & The Strength Of Poetry When The World Taxes Your Soul
A Poetics Workshop Led by CAConrad
Olin, Room 101  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
What role does writing, particularly poetry, play in our current moment of political precarity, opacity, and urgency?

How might poetic practices, embodied and enacted with others, reimagine what counts as present day activism, resistance, solidarity, and creativity?

How can poetry and poetics help to counter a public sphere riven by hyper-partisanship, “alternative facts,” nationalist bellicosity, planetary crises, and the deep unraveling of civic attachments?

Please join us for a workshop with poet CAConrad, which will focus on using (soma)tic practices in order to generatively investigate the role writing can play in our contemporary political reality. We will also discuss how poetry and ritual can help us to end our alienation from our planet and from one another.

CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing In Line For Death and is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017). He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying Object and Ucross. For his books, essays, and details on the documentary The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films 2016), please visit http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for Writing and Thinking; Language and Thinking (L&T) Program
Contact: Maria Bedo  845-758-7141  mbedo@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Study Abroad in Costa Rica, Nepal, or Southern Africa
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  4:45 pm
Interested in Human Rights in Botswana, field studies in Costa Rica, Anthropology in Nepal?

Come meet Michael Ballagh, Associate VP for Study Abroad and International Programs at Pitzer College to learn about three Pitzer Study Abroad programs in Costa Rica, Nepal, and Southern Africa. 
Bard and Pitzer students are now able to use their home financial aid on each other's programs, greatly expanding the number of programs that are available to you.

Come see what's possible!


Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Monday, February 20, 2017
Hunter Lovins: Creating A Finer Future
REI Soho, 303 Lafayette St., New York, NY  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Page
Sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins will discuss her new book focused on how we can create a “ Finer Future” by shepherding change through large companies and by 
driving community economic development. The evening will be interactive, drawing from audience concerns and expertise. A Professor of Sustainable Management at Bard MBA, Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: Lovins_REIposter.pdf
Friday, February 17, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Restoring the World's Grasslands Through Holistic Management 
Allan Savory, Founder & President, The Savory Institute 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am

Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world.
In the 1960s, while working in Africa on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding the degradation and desertification of grassland ecosystems. In 1992, Savory and his wife, Jody Butterfield, formed the Africa Centre for Holistic Management in Zimbabwe, a learning site for people all over Africa. In 2010, the Centre won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for its work in reversing desertification. In that same year he and his wife, with others, founded the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado, to promote large-scale restoration of the world's grasslands.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
  Thursday, February 16, 2017
SIT Study Abroad Info Table Today!
Campus Center, Lobby  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come meet a representative of SIT to learn if one of their programs abroad might be for you. 
SIT offers programs in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and more, in areas of study ranging from human tights to the arts to global health.

SIT offers a number of scholarships, including the matching of Pell Grants and an automatic $2,000 scholarship for Posse students. 

Thinking about Study Abroad but don't know how it works at Bard? It's never too early to start planning where/when/how. Email Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming to make an appointment (please email her chunks of time that you are free, M-F, 10-4).
Sponsored by: Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City
Attendees receive $65 application fee waiver!
New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
National Climate Seminar: Trump, Paris, and Climate Change
Dr. Andrew Light, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University 
https://bluejeans.com/838693678  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


**Watch a recording of this seminar here:**
(Recording starts at 28:45)

On February 15th, tune in with Dr. Andrew Light, Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University

"The way we got so many leaders to come to Paris and make this happen and ended up getting an even more ambitious agreement than we expected was by breaking climate diplomacy out of its silo 2014 and making it sort of a peer issue to questions like trade and security. In this world you can't just walk away from all this stuff." -- Andrew Light, Business Insider

Light is a Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2013-2016 he served as Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, and as a Staff Climate Adviser in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning in the U.S. Department of State. Andrew was awarded the inaugural Alain Locke Award for Public Philosophy, from the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy in March 2016, and a Superior Honor Award, from the U.S. Department of State in July 2016. NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Poster available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Spring2017.pdf
  Wednesday, February 15, 2017
SEA Semester Study Abroad Tabling Today
Campus Center, Lobby  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Looking for a unique study abroad experience? Combining academics with hands-on research and sailing experience onboard a tall ship, SEA Semester takes students of all majors on an adventure with a purpose! Stop by the Campus Center Lobby between 11AM-2PM to chat with a SEA Semester representative about joining an upcoming voyage!
Thinking of study abroad but don't know what the process is here at Bard? Look at the info on the Bard Abroad website linked below, then contact Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming to arrange a 1:1 meeting.



Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Samantha Hill, Klemens von Klemperer Post Doctoral Fellow Lunchtime Talk
Hosted by: The Hannah Arendt Center
Arendt Center  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Trump, Odysseus, & The Siren Song of Authoritarianism

What is the lure of authoritarianism? Donald Trump talks about himself in the third person, he lies gratuitously and without consequence. He performs an objectified version of himself slipping between his own subjective self, and the objectified persona he has crafted for public consumption. He is a no man who stands for everyman, a brand name, commodity good. Trump, like Adorno and Horkheimer’s Odysseus, is a man of reason though; he knows how to objectify the world, exercise his power, and grab what he wants. The political theater of fascism relies upon a mythology of nostalgia and moral goodness. When Trump says, “I am your voice. I alone can fix it”, he condenses the people—a various multitude—into an oneness that he siphons strength and power from. He appeals to the metaphysical longing that has arisen in our country, where moral absolutism seems to offer a sense of certainty and a solution to fear. Fear authoritarian logic creates and then offers a cure for.   

BIO: Samantha Rose Hill received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and The Humanities at Bard College. Her research and teaching interests include critical theory, the Frankfurt School, aesthetic theory, and the History of Political Thought. Hill is currently finishing a manuscript of Hannah Arendt’s poetry, which has been edited and translated into English: Into the Dark: The Collected Poems of Hannah Arendt. Previously Hill conducted post-doctoral work at the Institut für Philosophie at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main and served as a visiting lecturer at Amherst College.

Location: Hannah Arendt Center, Seminar Room
Time: 11:30 am
Rsvp to cstanton@bard.edu

Invitation Only
Contact: The Hannah Arendt Center  arendt@bard.edu
Monday, February 13, 2017
Dissent in Iran

Laura Secor
contributor to The New Yorker and
author of 

Children of Paradise
The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

 

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Global and International Studies Program; Middle Eastern Studies Program; Political Studies Program
Contact: Michelle Murray  845-758-7693  mkmurray@bard.edu
Friday, February 10, 2017
Media and the Public Interest Panel
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sponsored by the 100 Days Initiative, come and chat with journalist Kali Holloway, along with other Bard faculty, staff and students about Media and The Public Interest. Reception following panel. 
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: 845-758-7453  civic@bard.edu
Friday, February 10, 2017
Kali Holloway: Journalism 101
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Through the 100 Days Initiative, come and learn the nuts and bolts of journalism from Kali Holloway who is a journalist!
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Sadiki Lewis  973-592-9196  sl1157@bard.edu
Friday, February 10, 2017
Mariel Fiori: Working on a Deadline
Campus Center, Meeting Room 214  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Through the 100 Days Initiative, we present workshops on Media and the Public Interest. Come work with Bard alumna and La Voz founder/editor Mariel Fiori.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Sadiki Lewis  973-592-9196  sl1157@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/836897452
Code: 836897452

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
  Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Study Abroad 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad at Bard
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WONDERING HOW STUDY ABROAD WORKS AT BARD?

Come to this session and all will be revealed! Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions.

Will discuss:
- Bard programs
- Non-Bard programs
- Tuition exchanges (MANY new exchanges have been established recently!)
- The Petition for Study Abroad process
- Summer programs
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- Deadlines/timelines

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES! Are you planning to study abroad next Fall (or for the full 2017-18 academic year)? If so, you MUST attend one of these sessions before meeting with me 1:1 to discuss your plans. Deadlines for Fall programs will be here before you know it! 

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SESSION, IT WILL BE REPEATED AGAIN:

Friday, February 10 from noon-1pm
Also in the George Ball Lounge

Once you attend an Info Session, schedule a 1:1 appointment with Trish by sending her an email with times that you are free M-F, 9-4.
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Courage To Be College Seminar Dinner & Lecture Series, with Penny Gill
Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center
Blithewood, Levy Institute  6:00 pm
To Whom Do You Belong? 
Fear, Courage, and Community

Courage is an affair of both heart and mind. Americans, especially perhaps American intellectuals, are pretty skillful at the "mind" part.  But we are not skillful at all at the "heart" part. Courage can seem heroic, and may well be.  But courage is more likely to flow from our deep connections with and commitments to each other.  In a culture marked by alienation, competitiveness, and loneliness, living with courage can seem impossible. But it surely isn't. It is a natural outcome of a life lived with depth and integrity.

BIO: Penny Gill, Professor of Politics and Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities, taught comparative politics at Mount Holyoke College for more than 40 years, including courses on Europe and the European Union, European political thinkers, and globalization. She also ranged widely across the curriculum as well, offering writing courses in the English department, a course on Jung in Psychology, and various cross-disciplinary seminars in the humanities and social sciences. She served as Dean of the College for several years, where her task was to help students integrate what they were learning both in and outside of the classroom. She has long been interested in comparative spiritualities, particularly the Biblical traditions and those of Himalayan Buddhism. Her recent book, What in the World Is Going On?, reports a series of conversations with Manjushri, a Tibetan Teacher, about our own times and challenges. She divides her time between Granby, Massachusetts and Madeline Island, Wisconsin, in the western part of Lake Superior.​

Date: February, 7
Time: 6pm
Location: Blithewood, Levy Institute 
*Invitation-Only
Contact: cstanton@bard.edu
Monday, February 6, 2017
Russia and the Middle East
RKC103  7:00 pm
This panel brings together six distinguished speakers, including Bard faculty Sean McMeekin, Nesrin McMeekin, and James Ketterer, Emilbek Dzuraev (AUCA), Pavel Kononenko (FLAS, SPbSU / Smolny College) and Artemy Magun (Eropean University in St. Peteresburg), to address some of the most urgent questions related to Russia's tumultuous relations with Middle Eastern countries, such as Turkey and Syria. Please join us in RKC 103. The event is co-sponsored by Bard's Center for Civic Engagement.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Russian/Eurasian Studies Program
Contact: Olga Voronina  845-758-7391  ovoronin@bard.edu
  Friday, February 3, 2017
Study Abroad 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad at Bard
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WONDERING HOW STUDY ABROAD WORKS AT BARD?

Come to this session and all will be revealed! Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions.

Will discuss:
- Bard programs
- Non-Bard programs
- Tuition exchanges (MANY new exchanges have been established recently!)
- The Petition for Study Abroad process
- Summer programs
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- Deadlines/timelines

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES! Are you planning to study abroad next Fall (or for the full 2017-18 academic year)? If so, you MUST attend one of these sessions before meeting with me 1:1 to discuss your plans. Deadlines for Fall programs will be here before you know it! 

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SESSION, IT WILL BE REPEATED TWO MORE TIMES:

Wednesday, February 8 from noon-1pm
Friday, February 10 from noon-1pm
ALSO IN THE GEORGE BALL LOUNGE

Once you attend an Info Session, schedule a 1:1 appointment with Trish by sending her an email with times that you are free M-F, 9-4.
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
Friday, February 3, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays: Learn, Code, Inspire, Teach

 
Fereshteh Forough, Founder & CEO, Code to Inspire 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and President of Code to Inspire, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan. Fereshteh was born as an Afghan refugee in Iran. One year after the fall of Taliban, she moved to Herat, Afghanistan with her family where she received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Herat University and later a Master’s degree from Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She taught as a professor in the Computer Science Faculty of Herat University for three years. Fereshteh was a 2013 TED Talks speaker and a 2015 Clinton Global Initiative.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: SBF2017.pdf
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Trump Abroad, Trump at Home:
Declaring the New War
Note the new location.

The inaugural event of the First 100 Days, a college-wide initiative combining civics and public media

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  7:00 pm
Mark DannerJames Clarke Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities

in dialogue withLeon BotsteinPresident, Bard College

introduced byAriana Gonzalez Stokas '00Dean of Inclusive Excellence

Free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served
Live WebcastTo view a live webcast of the event please visit: Watch Live!Give to the Bard Sanctuary Fund
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Council for Inclusive Excellence; Human Rights Project
Contact: Jonathan Becker  845-758-7378  jbecker@bard.edu

Press Release: View

  Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Study Abroad 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Study Abroad at Bard
Campus Center, George Ball Lounge  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WONDERING HOW STUDY ABROAD WORKS AT BARD?

Come to this session and all will be revealed! Study Abroad Adviser Trish Fleming will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions.

Will discuss:
- Bard programs
- Non-Bard programs
- Tuition exchanges (MANY new exchanges have been established recently!)
- The Petition for Study Abroad process
- Summer programs
- Financial Aid/Scholarships
- Deadlines/timelines

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES! Are you planning to study abroad next Fall (or for the full 2017-18 academic year)? If so, you MUST attend one of these sessions before meeting with me 1:1 to discuss your plans. Deadlines for Fall programs will be here before you know it! 

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SESSION, IT WILL BE REPEATED THREE MORE TIMES:

Friday, February 3 from noon-1pm
Wednesday, February 8 from noon-1pm
Friday, February 10 from noon-1pm
ALL ARE IN THE GEORGE BALL LOUNGE

Once you attend an Info Session, schedule a 1:1 appointment with Trish by sending her an email with times that you are free M-F, 9-4.
Sponsored by: Bard Abroad; Center for Civic Engagement; Institute for International Liberal Education
Contact: Trish Fleming  845-758-7080  fleming@bard.edu
  Monday, January 23, 2017
Bard Debate Union: Citizen Science Debate Workshop
Campus Center, Red Room 202  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Come to our Citizen Science Debate Workshop, meet current members of the team, and join in for an exciting practice debate, led by BDU team captain!
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement
Contact: Ruth L Zisman  845-758-6822 x4512  zisman@bard.edu
  Sunday, January 22, 2017 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Bard Works
Taking the Liberal Arts to the Workplace
Bard College Campus  The Bard Works program helps rising juniors and seniors apply their liberal arts education to the work force they are about to enter. Drawing on our vast alumni and parent network, Bard Works pairs participants with a mentor in a field of their interest, helps create and expand a professional network, and develops interview, resume, job hunting, and networking skills. Ultimately, it aims to create a community of leaders who will succeed professionally, and make a difference in the lives of others.
Contact: 845-758-7453  bardworks@bard.edu
Saturday, January 14, 2017
MLK Jr. Day of Engagement
Various Locations on Campus and Locally  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, people across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Created as a national call to service, it brings home the importance of working together to provide solutions for pressing social concerns.

The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement on January 14, 2017, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, provides the Class of 2020 with opportunities to engage in and enhance the communities surrounding Bard College. The Class of 2020 will work with various volunteer organizations in the Hudson Valley to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of promoting social justice, compassion and selfless contributions to our community.

Students will participate in engagement opportunities including working with children, animals, sustainability, health care organizations, and teaching science.
Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement; Citizen Science Program
Contact: 845-758-7453  mlk@bard.edu
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 
Join and receive a $65 application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds online informational webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs.

Webinar Link: https://bluejeans.com/502494114
Code: 502494114

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the start time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name. A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. Email Caitlin O'Donnell for further details.

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:
MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:
Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Friday, January 6, 2017
Sustainable Business Fridays
Progress: One Local Bite at a Time

Podcast Series  
Danielle Vogel, Owner, Glen’s Garden Market
 

Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Danielle Vogel, the creator of Glen’s Garden Market, comes from a long line of grocers, stretching back four generations. Before founding Glen’s, Danielle worked in government for ten years, for Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, as well as for the Department of Justice as an environmental litigator enforcing the Clean Air Act. When the effort to pass comprehensive climate legislation failed, she dedicated herself to finding a new (more incremental) way to address global warming. And thus evolved the idea for Glen’s Garden Market, where Neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods. Danielle and her team opened a second location in Shaw in December 2015. In this podcast, Bard MBA talks to Danielle about her journey. 

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
Read a transcript of the podcast at GreenBiz.com
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

 SBF poster available for download below. 

 
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Ellman  Ke1970@bard.edu
Download: BardSBF_Fall2016.pdf
Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Sunday, December 31, 2017
Monthly Virtual Reading Group for Hannah Arendt Center Members
Currently reading Hannah Arendt's 1961 book, On Revolution. Free for Students.
Virtual: BlueJeans Video Conferencing  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hannah Arendt Center Members, at all levels, are eligible to participate in a monthly reading group via a telecommunication website (BlueJeans) led by Roger Berkowitz, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center. Readings continue over 8-10 months. The group moves slowly to allow members to read small bits of text carefully. Our meetings take place bi-weekly at 1:00 pm EDT on Fridays. For questions and to enroll in our virtual reading group, please email Daniel Fiege, our Media Coordinator, at dfiege@bard.edu.

Please consider joining the Hannah Arendt Center if you haven’t already to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
 Learn More
Sponsored by: Hannah Arendt Center
Contact: Daniel Fiege  dfiege@bard.edu