May 142015
Visit by Perm Colleagues to Annandale

Alexander Vnutskikh and Natalia Dobrynina from Perm State University visited Bard May 10-14 for work with colleagues on the US Russia University Partnership Program. Alexander and Natalia, working closely with the Institute for Writing and Thinking and the Center for Civic Engagement met with colleagues from the Art History and Environmental and Urban Studies Programs as they begin a collaborative project exploring the theme of privacy. Perm is located in the Ural mountains on the border of Europe and Asia in Russia. Perm State University was founded in 1916 and plans to launch a Language and Thinking Program based on Bard’s … Read More

Feb 022015
Film Screening: Tapped

Join us February 5th at 7:00pm in Weis Cinema located in the Campus Center for the screening of the film: Tapped. This documentary examines if the access to clean drinking water is a basic right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold. This documentary will look at the financial and ecological impact of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate, and local economies. This documentary will be followed by a discussion with Rebecca Martin, the founder of the that is committed to improving the quality of life of Kingston residents through accountability and transparency between … Read More

Dec 182014

[Winter] CCE Eurasian Program Winter Intersession Events Interns The Center for Civic Engagement is seeking winter intersession interns to assist in ongoing and upcoming Eurasian Program events, including winter session workshops bringing international faculty to Bard, the Smolny student conference in the spring, as well as summer programs for visiting Smolny students. Applicants should be prepared to work on administrative and logistical tasks. Essential responsibilities and expectations include but are not limited to the following: -Arrange local transfer and lodging logistics for international visitors -Prepare program materials for current and upcoming events -Ensure that international visitors are well acclimated with … Read More

Dec 162014

The Fourth Annual Smolny Student Conference Science and Technology through the Prism of Humanities Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University April 17-18, 2015 On April 17-18, 2015 our Faculty will hold the Fourth Annual Student Conference entitled Science and Technology through the Prism of Humanities. We cordially invite your BA and graduate students, as well as junior scholars (under 35 years old), to participate. The program of the Conference will consist of different sessions, roundtables, and also of creative projects, such as video presentations, photo galleries, and musical performance. As in previous years, the Conference will introduce … Read More

Nov 202014
An African Election by Jarreth Merz

Come join the Election@Bard Initiative and Bard Documentary Group for a political documentary that chronicles the 2008 Presidential Elections in Ghana. We will look behind-the-scenes at the complex political electioneering and how this country has struggled for democracy. Come join us for an intriguing and informative film screening.

Nov 172014

Bard senior & voting activist Jonian Rafti will be speaking on a panel at the Andrew Goodman Foundation Hidden Heroes Awards Ceremony, where film director Steve McQueen will accept the 2014 award. John Quiñones, ABC News Correspondent, will lead a panel discussion with: Civil rights visionaries: John Lewis (US Congressman from Georgia); Bob Moses (SNCC); Andrew Young (SCLC); Myrlie Evers (NAACP) and Dave Dennis (CORE) Millennials: Suprita Datta (AGF Fellow for Social Change); Jonian Rafti (AGF Vote Everywhere Ambassador); Nadia Owusu (AGF Millennial Advisory Committee Member) and Dante Barry (Activist and CEO, Million Hoodies) AGF President David Goodman, brother of … Read More

Nov 072014
Conceptual Artist Ralph Lemon Comes to Bard!

Ralph Lemon will be coming to Bard on November 11th (Tuesday) and giving a lecture in the Bito Auditorium (RKC 103) from 7-9:30 PM. The Lecture has been co-sponsored by the CCE, Political Studies, American Studies, Historical Studies, Theater and Performance Program, Africana Studies, Sociology, and the Division of Social Studies. Ralph Lemon described what he aims to do in this event: “[This will be] about my work (art experiments) with Walter Carter (1907-2009), my centenarian collaborator from Little Yazoo City, Mississippi. Purportedly the oldest man in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Fifty years or so shy of being a full-time slave. But he … Read More

Oct 202014

On Thursday (23rd October), Keith Reeves, Associate Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, will be presenting a paper: “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails: How Black Male Incarceration is Undermining the Gains of Civil Rights” This talk is the second of a series this semester on the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. It will be followed in the evening by a panel discussion of mass incarceration. I hope that you will be able to join us – and that you can publicize this with your students. The talk will be taken from a chapter in Reeves’s forthcoming book, The Declining Significance of Black … Read More