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Emily M. Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program offers the first lecture in its spring speaker series on Thursday, February 12. Ian Bremmer, president, Eurasia Group, and Karl Meyer, editor of World Policy Journal, will discuss "Russia, Central Asia, and American Foreign Policy." The program is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Bard Hall, 410 West 58th Street, New York. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. The lecture will be moderated by James Chace, director of the BGIA Program.

Bremmer is president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow and director of Eurasia studies at the World Policy Institute. He received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and has held positions at the Harriman Institute, Hoover Institution, EastWest Institute, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. An expert on U.S. foreign policy and Eurasian states in transition, Bremmer has published widely on nation- and state-building, ethnic conflict, and international relations in the region. Recent publications include New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations and articles and essays in International Affairs, World Policy Journal, Journal of Democracy, New Republic, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and New York Times. He is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, and CBC Newsworld, and is a columnist for the Financial Times.

Meyer, who has edited the World Policy Journal since 2000, is an experienced writer and commentator on international affairs, a former editorial writer for both the New York Times and Washington Post, the author of a dozen books, and a visiting professor at Yale, Princeton, Tufts, and, most recently, Bard College. He received a masters' degree in public affairs and Ph.D. at Princeton University, and has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University and Berlin's Institute for Advanced Study. His recent writings have focused on the imperial and postimperial age in South Asia and the former Soviet Union. With his wife Shareen Brysac, he wrote Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia. He is currently completing a new book on the war against terror.

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. According to James Chace, director of the BGIA and the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration at Bard, "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."

For reservations of further information, call 212-333-7575 or e-mail For further information about the program, visit

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