The NYU-SCPS Center for Global Affairs Offers a Top-tier Array of Free Fall Public Events


NEW YORK, September 25, 2012 – The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) continues a rich tradition of offering provocative and broad-reaching free, public events during the fall. An all-star roster of guests and moderators will explore a variety of timely topics.

Former Foreign Affairs editor and current Human Rights Watch Chairman James F. Hoge, Jr. kicked off the “In Print with James F. Hoge, Jr.” series on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with Edward Luce, author of “Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent.” Robert Kaplan, author of “The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate,” will be his guest on Tuesday, Oct. 16, followed by Alexander Cooley, author of “Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia,” on Monday, Oct. 22.  Each author will have his book available for sale following the event.

“Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir” resumes on Monday, November 5 with CGA Senior Fellow and longtime Mideast negotiator Ben-Meir in conversation with H.E. Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Ambassador of Qatar to the U.S. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, he will discuss “The Middle East: Order in the Arab World” with H.E. Mr. Hamid Al-Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations.

This year’s programming also features a new series, “Fueling Our Future: The Geopolitics and Economics of Energy in the 21st Century,” in which CGA Clinical Associate Professor Carolyn Kissane and experts in the field will discuss the changing landscape of global energy. The topics will be: “Going North: Energy Development Above the 48th Parallel” on Wednesday, Oct. 24; “Fracking: Thinking Locally and Globally” on Thursday, Nov. 15; and “The Global Electric Grid” on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

“Bad Company: Conversations About the New Global Underworld”
features transnational and organized crime expert Mark Galeotti, CGA clinical professor and academic chair, in conversations with experts on the workings of the global underworld. Galeotti will host author and Transparency International co-founder Laurence Cockroft on Tuesday, Oct. 23 on the subject of “Global Corruption: Causes and Responses.” Klaus von Lampe of John Jay College will be Galeotti’s guest on Thursday, Nov. 1 to share his views on “The Illegal Cigarette Trade.”

In addition to the lineup of public events, three special events will take place this semester. The most prominent is “The U.S. Election in a Global Context: 2012 and its Potential Outcomes” on Tuesday, Oct. 2. A high-level panel of experts in presidential policy and world affairs, led by NYU University Professor Arthur Miller, will engage in a provocative conversation about the potential global impact of a continued Democratic or newly Republican White House. Panelists will include: Ian Bremmer President, Eurasia Group; Robert Bryce Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, Manhattan Institute; Wesley Clark Senior Fellow, UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Les Gelb President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; James F. Hoge, Jr. – Counselor, Executive Office, Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman, Human Rights Watch; Malou Innocent Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Judith Miller Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Contributing Editor, City Journal; Edward L. Morse Managing Director and Global Head – Commodities, Citi Research; James Traub Columnist, and Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine. This event will take place at the NYU Law School Tishman Auditorium at 40 Washington Square South.

“National War Crimes Prosecutions: The Impact of Politics” concludes the fall season on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Co-sponsored by the International Center for Transnational Justice, this gathering of practitioners and experts will examine how the political contexts affect local war crimes prosecutions in four diverse countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Iraq, and Guatemala.

All events begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay St., except as noted. For additional and updated information, go to

About the Center for Global Affairs
The Center for Global Affairs (CGA), one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), offers the M.S. in Global Affairs and a plethora of noncredit courses and certificates, in addition to hosting a series of vibrant public events on a diverse array of topics. Visit for more information.

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