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BARD GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM TO HOST LECTURE WITH IAN BREMMER AND NINA KHRUSCHEVA September 5 Talk in New York City to Explore the Question, "The Russia House: What's Up and Who's in Charge?"

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program will host a lecture on Thursday, September 5 , featuring Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, and Nina Khruscheva, senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, addressing the question, "The Russia House: What's Up and Who's in Charge?" The program, which is free and open to the public, requires reservations and will begin at 6:15 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-mailing

Ian Bremmer is the president of the Eurasia Group and a senior fellow and director of Eurasia Studies at the World Policy Institute. He is the author of three books, including Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States, and is a frequent political commentator for CNN, CNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and the BBC. In addition, he has published articles and essays in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, Journal of Democracy, World Policy Journal, and International Affairs. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and received his B.A. degree from Tulane University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Nina Khruscheva is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute; senior editor of Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World, which operates from Columbia University; and former director of communications and special projects at the EastWest Institute. She lectures extensively in the United States and abroad and has written numerous op-ed pieces concerning the Russian political situation for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in major newspapers abroad. Her book reviews have appeared in the Nation, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Times. Khruscheva has also made appearances on CNN and PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer. She is currently working on a book entitled Cultural Contradictions of Post-Communism. She has a master's degree from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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. James Chace, director of the program and the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration at Bard, explains, "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."

The Fall 2002 Speakers Series continues Thursday, October 3, with David Rieff, author of A Bed for the Night, Humanitarianism in Crisis, and Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. His talk, "The Humanitarian Trap," will take place at 6:15 p.m. at the Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New York City.

Two other lectures are scheduled for the fall. On Thursday, November 7, Reuben Brigety, arms division of Human Rights Watch, and Thant Myint-U, humanitarian policy adviser and former member of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia, will present "The U.S. as a Permanent World Policeman?" On Thursday, December 5, Jack Blum, former U.S. Senate investigator on international financial crime, corporate fraud, and government corruption and consultant to the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations, will present "International Crime: Unraveling the 'Trail of Money.'" The November 7 and December 5 lectures will take place at Bard Hall.

Reservations are required for all lectures, as there is limited seating. To r.s.v.p., call 212-333-7575 or e-mail For further information about the program, visit the website

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This event was last updated on 08-26-2002