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Bard's Dean of International Studies James Ketterer received a grant to travel to Luxembourg from the U.S. Embassy. Ketterer participated in the triennial Transatlantic Dialogue, a conference hosted by the University of Luxembourg and supported by the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. The conference brings together scholars, diplomats, politicians, artists, and students to explore formal and informal cultural exchange and diplomacy among nations, cities, universities and other organizations in Europe and North America. Ketterer served as the official U.S. observer for a meeting of the European Cultural Parliament and delivered a summary of those proceedings at the closing plenary session of the Transatlantic Dialogue. In a panel with Luxembourg’s former minister of culture, Ketterer gave a presentation on the history of jazz diplomacy.
While in Luxembourg, Ketterer met with representatives of schools and universities to explore possible cooperation between those institutions and the College. He also gave master classes on jazz drums and discussed the history of jazz with music students at the International School of Luxembourg, the Lycee de Garcons in Esch-sur-Alzette, and the Conservatoire de Bonnevoie.
ASA City Radio recently interviewed Ketterer about his trip. Listen to the interview using the link provided.
The U.S. Foreign Policy Institute launched its summer program at Bard College on Saturday, June 17. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) hosts 18 distinguished multinational scholars for a six-week exchange program, “Grand Strategy in Context: Institutions, People, and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy.” The scholars have been nominated by U.S. embassies, consulates, and Fulbright commissions for the academic residency at Bard College’s campus in Annandale-on-Hudson and one week at Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) in New York City. The program provides participants with historical and political grounding in U.S. foreign policy, and employs Bard’s pedagogical resources to assist the scholars in developing syllabi, curricula, and the teaching tools to effectively implement the material in the classroom. The academic component will be complemented by tours of the Roosevelt Institute, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
Bard College alumna Charlotte Mandell ’90 has been named one of six finalists for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.
Bard SummerScape 2017 launches with the festival debut of New York City Ballet MOVES, a rotating selection of NYCB principal dancers, soloists, members of the corps de ballet, and musicians under the leadership of NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. Staged in four performances between June 30 and July 2, the program takes place in the Sosnoff Theater in the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center on Bard College’s glorious Hudson River campus.
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