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Political Studies Program, Global and International Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, and World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Bernie Handel Present

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

Download: SWAC 2017 program .pdf

For more information, call 845-758-7453, e-mail,
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Time: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Olin Hall