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2017

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:
  Tuesday, March 21, 2017
La Voz weekly meeting
La reuniĆ³n 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
  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
  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 30, 2017 – Monday, May 8, 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
  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
Friday, January 20, 2017 – Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monthly Virtual Reading Group for Hannah Arendt Center Members
Currently Hosting a Special 12 week series, reading Origins of Totalitarianism. 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 at 11:00 am on the first Friday of every month. 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
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)
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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