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BGIA Presents the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series this Spring

Emily M. Darrow
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard Program on Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) presents the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series on four Thursdays this spring. The series is named in honor of the late director of the BGIA program. The lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 6:15 p.m. (except as noted) at Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, New York. Reservations are required, as seating is limited. [Note: These lectures are simulcast at Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus in room 102 of the F.W. Olin Humanities Building.] On Thursday, March 1, Joel Rosenthal, president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, speaks about “How Moral Can We Get? War, Ethics, and U.S. Foreign Policy.” “HIV and International Security” is the topic of discussion on Thursday, March 22, with Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, United States Global AIDS Coordinator; former assistant director for Medical Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and Joelle Tanguy, Managing Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GBC); former US Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers). On Thursday, April 19, James W. Ceaser, professor of politics, University of Virginia; author of Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought and Red Over Blue: The 2004 Elections and American Politics discusses “Anti-Americanism and World Politics,” with Paola Cesarini, Providence College; coeditor Authoritarian Legacies and Democracy in Latin America and Southern Europe, discusses “Anti-Americanism and World Politics.” The spring series concludes on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., with a discussion about “Unknown Unknowns: Anticipating and Countering Insurgency in Iraq.” Caleb Carr, visiting professor of history at Bard and author of The Italian Secretary, The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, and The Lessons of Terror, is joined by Nathaniel Fick, author of One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps, and Jon Lellenberg, deputy director for strategy and acting director of the Strategy, Concepts, and Initiatives Branch, Special Operations Bureau, U.S. Department of Defense. The series is named in honor of James Clarke Chace (1931–2004), who was one of America’s leading foreign policy thinkers and historians. At the time of his death, Chace held the position of the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration and was director of the BGIA Program at Bard College. The Bard Program on Globalization and International Affairs offers students in their third or fourth year of college a unique opportunity to live in Manhattan and study with eminent scholars, journalists, and leading figures in the field of foreign relations. For reservations or further information, call 212-333-7575, e-mail, or visit For information about the simulcast lectures in Annandale, e-mail or # # # (02/02/07)

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This event was last updated on 05-15-2007