Bard News & Events
BARD GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM WILL HOST A PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL EXPERTS ARYEH NEIER, JUDGE RICHARD GOLDSTONE, AND JEFFREY PRYCE November 28 panel in New York City will address the question, "Does a War Between a State and a
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.-The Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program, directed by James Chace, the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration at Bard, will host a panel on Wednesday, November 28, addressing the question, "Does a war between a state and a non-state actor force us to rethink globalization?" The panelists are Richard J. Goldstone, former chief prosecutor at The Hague and justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Aryeh Neier, president of the Soros Foundation and the Open Society Institute; and Jeffrey Pryce, an international lawyer. The program, which is free and open to the public, requires reservations, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, New York City. R.s.v.p. by calling 212-333-7575 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard J. Goldstonehas been a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa since 1994. From 1991 to 1994, he served as chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, which came to be known as the Goldstone Commission. From 1994 to 1996, he served as the chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. During 1998, he was the chairperson of a high-level group of international experts that met in Valencia, Spain, and drafted a Declaration of Human Duties and Responsibilities for the Director General of UNESCO (the Valencia Declaration). Since 1999 Judge Goldstone has been the chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo; he also chairs the board of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA). He is currently a faculty member of the Global Law division at New York University School of Law.
Since September 1993, Aryeh Neier has served as president of both the Soros Foundations and the Open Society Institute. For the previous 12 years, he was executive director of Human Rights Watch; before that, he served for 15 years with the American Civil Liberties Union, including 8 years as national director. Neier also served as an adjunct professor of law at New York University for more than a dozen years. He has been a columnist for The Nation, a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, and has also published in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and Foreign Policy. He is the author of War Crimes: Brutality, Genocide, Terror, and the Struggle for Justice and Dossier: The Secret Files They Keep on You, among other books. Neier has played a leading role in the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the former Yugoslavia.
Jeffrey F. Pryceis a counsel in the technology group at the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, Pryce served for five years in the legislative branch of the U.S. government as Foreign Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Edward Kennedy and legislative assistant to Representative Edward Markey. He also served as a two-year law clerk to Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1993, he was appointed Special Counsel for International Affairs in the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. In this capacity he advised and represented the Department on a range of sensitive projects, including the successful negotiation of nuclear disarmament agreements with the Russian, Belarussian, Ukrainian, and Kazakhstani governments. He later served as the senior Defense representative to the Rome Conference on the International Criminal Court Treaty.
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. "As the world capital of media and international finance and the home of the United Nations, New York offers a singular opportunity for undergraduates to spend a semester combining academic study with work as interns in international financial, human rights, and policy-setting organizations," says James Chace.
The panel discussion will be transcribed and edited in a new journal, Rethinking Globalization: The Bard Journal of Global Affairs to be published jointly by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the BGIA. The journal will be edited by students, with an advisory board chaired by Chace.
Reservations are required for the panel, as there is limited seating. R.s.v.p. by calling 212-333-7575 or e-mail email@example.com. For further information about the program visit the website www.bard.edu/bgia.
# # #