Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program

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Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program

Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) provides a unique opportunity for university students and recent graduates from around the world to engage in the study and practice of international relations.  BGIA blends rigorous coursework in the fields of human rights law, civil society development, political economy, global public health, ethics, and writing on international affairs with professional internships at international organizations in New York City. BGIA is a highly selective program for 28 students each spring and fall semester. In June and July BGIA operates an 8-week summer program for 20 students.

BGIA’s founding director was James Chace, former managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and the World Policy Journal, and a Professor of International Relations at Bard College. 

Website: http://bgia.bard.edu
Location: New York, NY
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2015

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