Bard Events Calendar

Political Studies Program, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Historical Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, and Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Present

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Coups, Cadavers, and Catastrophes: The Persian Gulf in the New Year
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Persian Gulf region is never quiet, and the start of 2015 has been no exception: the death of the Saudi King; the collapse of the Yemeni government; the continued expansion of ISIS; and the new necessity of collaborating and negotiating with Iran, all foreshadow a year of major change, turmoil, and power shifts.

Join James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities Walter Russell Mead, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) Director Jonathan Cristol, and Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern & Historical Studies Omar Cheta for a discussion of the current/latest instability in the Persian Gulf and its impact on both American grand strategy and specific policy decisions in the region.

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Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Preston