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James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series This Fall in NYC

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) presents the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series on four Thursdays this fall. 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 6:30 p.m. at Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, New York. Reservations are required, as seating is limited. [Note: These lectures are simulcast in room 103, László Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium in the Gabriel H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation on Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus.]


Iraq after the Petraeus Report” is the topic of the discussion between Colonel Jeffrey D. McCausland and Major James Spies on Thursday, September 27. Colonel McCausland is visiting professor of international law and diplomacy at Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law and senior fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Major Spies is the Special Forces branch representative of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Yannick Glemarec, executive coordinator for UNDP Global Environment Facility, considers the question “Can Market Mechanisms Address Climate Change?”on Thursday, October 25. This program is copresented with the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

On Thursday, November 15, the president of the Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, discusses “The J Curve: Why Nations Rise and Fall.”

The final talk in the fall series, “The New Russia Challenge,” is on Thursday, December 6, with Lenny Benardo, national foundations regional director of the Open Society Institute, and Jonathan Becker, dean of International Studies at Bard.

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 Globalization and International Affairs Program 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


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