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Speaker Series


BGIA hosts a monthly speaker series which has featured leading figures in international affairs.

Jack Blum

Former US Senate Investigator on International Financial Crime, Corporate Fraud and Government Corruption
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Max Boot

Council on Foreign Relations; Features Editor, Op-Ed Page, The Wall Street Journal
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Ian Buruma

Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Rights, Democracy and New Media Studies, Bard College
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Other Impactful Speakers

  • Caleb Carr | Military Historian, and best-selling author of The Alienist and The Lessons of Terrorism
  • Christopher Isham | Producer, ABC World News Tonight
  • Ambassador Richard Murphy|Former US Ambassador-at-large to the Middle East
  • David Rieff |Author, Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West and A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis
  • Jonathan Schell | Regular contributor to The New Yorker and The Nation, and author of The Fate of the Earth