Hall Gardner was voted member of the World Association for International Studies, founded in 1965 by Stanford Professor Ronald Hilton http://waisworld.org/en/wais/home
Hall Gardner was invited to speak at the conference, “NATO and the EU after Afghanistan” by the Association “Parliaments, Security, Defence, Europe” co-organised by Europe IHEDN, ISIS Europe, IHEDN Region Paris Ile-de-France. His panel was moderated by Paulo BRITO, Vice-President, PSDE. Other panelists included: Ms Charlotte LEPRI, Research Fellow, “Institut des relations internationales et stratégiques” (IRIS) and former Political Adviser to ISAF (Kabul); General (2S) Jean-Paul PERRUCHE, Research Director for European and Transatlantic Security, IRSEM Paris and President of Eurodéfense-France; Mr David CHUTER, author and lecturer at “Sciences Po”, Paris; Professor Hall GARDNER, Director of the Department of International and Comparative Politics, American University of Paris
On May 14-15, Hall Gardner has been invited to speak on the topic: “Beyond the Crisis in NATO-Russian relations” Shadow NATO Summit sponsored by BASIC; the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; NATO Watch; and Strategy International at The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
On April 23, Hall Gardner “The Future of American Foreign Policy: Neo-Conservatism or Neo-Isolationism?” invited by the Munich Foreign Affairs Association in cooperation with the Bavarian-American Center, Amerika Haus, Munich.
On September 16, Hall Gardner was interviewed by Al Jazeera on Inside Storyon the Libyan revolution, along with Nasreldin Bukatif, a member of the International and Political Affairs Committee of the Libyan National Transitional Council and Abdulhamit Bilicit, a columnist forToday's Zaman newspaper.http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2011/09/201191782733278136.html
He was likewise interviewed by France 24 on ten years after September 11, as well as by Russia Today, RT, http://rt.com/news/war-terror-world-now-257/.
One of the major newspapers of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Gulan Weekly, also interviewed him, on the theories and philosophies of revolution. Link forthcoming… http://www.gulan-media.com/#
The Secret History of the “Gulag Archipelago”
A documentary by Jean Crépu & Nicolas Miletitch
Former Editor in chief, AFP; AFP bureau chief, Moscow
Narrated by Hall Gardner & Oleg Kobtzeff
World Premiere of the English-language version at the American University of Paris
Dept. of International Comparative Politics, auditorium C-12: 6 Rue du Colonel Combes (Corner of Rue Cognac-Jay & Rue Malar, near the American Church M° Invalides, Bus 63: Eglise Américaine)
Thursday, March 10, 6:30PM
Buffet –Please reserve by e-mail (email@example.com)
This exceptional documentary is the “making of" Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago from the book’s first conception to its publication abroad to its becoming a global bestseller. Written and co-directed by a courageous journalist who had met most of the protagonists during the Soviet era and earned their trust, The Secret History of the Gulag Archipelago is the story of the "invisibles"—the secret network of volunteers who, at the risk of their lives and freedom, volunteered data and testimonies and participated in the editing, the typing, the safeguard of the manuscript and its smuggling abroad.
Includes a long exclusive interview of Alexander Solzhenitsyn,
----------------his last appearance on camera-----------------
Hall Gardner spoke at the NATO Shadow Summit in Brussels on November 16: Civil Society Perspectives on the Lisbon Summit and NATO’s New Strategic Concept
The Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congres, 1000 Brussels
Hall Gardner's work explores the origins of war and conflict, deliberating the phenomenon of war’s eruption and its regional and global ramifications, with an eye toward conflict resolution. His research blends a historical and theoretical approach with contemporary international affairs, concentrating on questions involving NATO and European Union enlargement, the collapse of the Soviet Union and its impact upon China and Eurasia in general, as well as the global ramifications of the “war on terrorism.” In essence, he seeks to analyze the global dynamics of geopolitical, economic and socio-cultural/ideological conflict that results from the "dialectics of insecurity and security" and that could lead to systemic conflict, somewhat comparable to previous major power wars in history--- that is, if more innovative national and international policies aimed conflict transformation, resolution, as well as prevention, are not soon implemented.
He is author of Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension and Options for American Strategy (Palgrave, 2007), forthcoming in paperback in December 2009; American Global Strategy and the “War on Terrorism” (Ashgate, 2005, revised paperback 2007); Dangerous Crossroads: Europe, Russia and the Future of NATO (Praeger, 1997); Surviving the Millennium: American Global Strategy, the Collapse of the Soviet Empire, and the Question of Peace (Praeger, 1994). He is general editor and contributor, NATO and the European Union: New World New Europe New Threats (Ashgate, 2004); co-editor and contributor, The New Transatlantic Agenda: Facing the Challenges of Global Governance, Ashgate, 2001; general editor and contributor, Central and Southeastern Europe in Transition: Perspectives on Success and Failure Since 1989 (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999). (See CV).
A participant in numerous conferences and seminars, he was invited by Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at the World Political Forum conferences in 2003, 2006 and 2008. He was additionally invited by the former Prime Minister of France, Edouard Balladur, to speak on “US policy toward Iraq and Iran,” at the Commission des affaires étrangères, Assemblée Nationale in France in February 2007. He organized the Second Annual Presidential Conference of the American University of Paris, held at UNESCO, May 26, 2004, and spoke on the topic, “From the Egyptian Crisis of 1882 to Iraq of 2003: Alliance Ramification of the British and American Bids for World Hegemony.” He also organized and spoke at the conference, NATO and the European Union: New World, New Europe, New Threats, held at the French Senate in December 2001. He has published widely in the field of international politics, in journals such as Politique Américaine (Spring 2008); the Harvard International Review (Winter 2003) and European Affairs (Summer, 2002), along with numerous articles in the journal Géostratégiques, as member of the Conseil Scientifique, and he contributes review essays and book reviews to the journal, The European Legacy.
Gardner is frequent commentator on FRANCE 24, among other international news media, and has written many editorials and articles on international politics, US foreign policy, global security issues and conflict resolution. (See showcase: Some of his interviews, speeches and poems, are available on the video page or in the showcase.)
He is also an internationally published poet. His first book of poems, The Wake-Up Blast, was published by Narcissus Press, Rhinebeck, NY, in July 2008. A second book of poetry, Barbecue Meltdown, is searching for a publisher. He is working on a long prose poem, Dolphin Legends and the Man of War, and a novel, Defying the Celestial Millennium (formerly Tie Dyed in Blood), based on his experiences in China in 1988-89, plus at least three other books of poetry and two novels. He believes that poetry and literature can work to supplement, but not supplant, so-called "objective" or "scientific" analysis--- in that poetry and literature can help bring together differing social, psychological and natural experiences into new relationships and understandings.
Hall Gardner received his B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and his M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1987) in Global Theory and History from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He taught at the Johns Hopkins SAIS-Nanjing Center in China (1988-89) and then at Johns Hopkins SAIS-Washington (1989-90). He is a professor at The American University of Paris (from the Fall of 1990 to the present).
Please look at his blog and showcase for brief statements or articles about international politics and examples of his poetry. See also his American University of Paris website and his author's page on amazon.com/
At the conference, "NATO's New Strategic Concept and its Plan to Deal with a Complex World," sponsored by Konrad Adenhauer Foundation and the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, and held at the Schloss Eichholz, Wesseling Germany, February 8-9, Hall Gardner lectured "On the Relations between the West, China and Russia" and then debated "The potential for Success and Impact of NATO's New Strategic and Comprehensive Approach" with Dr Patrick Keller (Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy, Konrad Adenhauer Foundation, Berlin). The debate was moderated by Dr. Klaus Olshausen, President of the Clausewitz-Gesellschaft, Meckenheim.
Hall Gardner was invited to deliver a keynote address on the subject “Resetting NATO-Russian Relations” at the conference “NATO's Partnerships-The Oberammergau Symposium" on 19-20 January in Germany. Other speakers included: Ambassador Dmitry Rogozin, Head of the Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO; Mr. Dmitri Trenin, Director, Foreign and Security Policy, Carnegie Moscow Center; and Prof. Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, Moscow. He was interviewed by both Russia Today and Al Jazeera “Inside Story” on the international ramifications of the Tunisian revolution. (See Videos)
Christopher Dickey, Newsweek Paris Bureau Chief/ Mideast Editor (and son of the great American poet James Dickey), wrote in reference to “Transport Craft”: "Terrific poem... I hope it gets widely anthologized in any and every collection that comes out about our decade of wars."
Gardner’s poem "Not Awake Not Asleep" was published in the Paris Atlantic (Vol XXXI, No 1., Fall 2010) on the theme of Morpheus.
Hall Gardner's article, "Immigration et escalade de la crise américano-mexicaine" based on his latest book, Averting Global War (Palgrave: 2010) was published in Géostratégiques N° 29, Où va l'Amérique de Barack Obama? http://www.strategicsinternational.com/29_18.pdf
http://www.raya.com/mritems/streams/2010/11/13/2_576798_1_212.pdf Page 7.
Forum du Futur et France-Amériques:
Les relations entre les Etats-Unis d’Amérique et l’Amérique latine : une nouvelle donne ? »
le mercredi 19 mai 2010 à 18 heures précises
L’arrivée d’une nouvelle administration américaine et l’avènement de nouveaux acteurs majeurs en Amérique latine sont une occasion de s’interroger sur l’évolution des relations entre les Etats-Unis d’Amérique et l’Amérique latine.
Quels sont en effet les facteurs de changement sur le plan économique comme sur le plan politique et quel en est le ressenti
du côté des Etats-Unis et du côté latino américain ? Quels risques en matière de sécurité et quels enjeux les Etats Unis voient ils dans l’Amérique latine et quelles sont les réactions des pays d’Amérique latine? Comment ces pays conçoivent ils leur insertion dans un monde de plus en plus multipolaire. Autant de questions qui ne peuvent manquer d’influer sur les perspectives de ces relations
Participeront à cette table ronde :
- Isabelle VAGNOUX, Professeur des Universités (Aix-Marseille) spécialiste d’histoire et de politique étrangère américaines. Elle a publié de nombreux articles et ouvrages et a codirigé « « Les Etats-Unis et le monde d’aujourd’hui » (2008) et « Les relations interaméricaines en perspective : entre crises et alliances » (éditions de l’Institut des Amériques novembre 2009)
- Christian GIRAULT, Professeur agrégé, Directeur de recherche au CNRS (CREDAL-IHEAL). Spécialiste de géopolitique, il a conduit de nombreuses missions en Amérique du Nord, Amérique latine et Caraïbe et a dirigé le livre « Intégrations en Amérique du Sud » paru en décembre 2009 aux presses Sorbonne nouvelle
- Hall GARDNER, Professor and chair, international and comparative politics, American University of Paris
Statement on Gaza
by Hall Gardner
As it is impossible to say everything in an 8 minute interview, I feel it necessary to make the following comments after my Top Story interview, “Gaza One Year After” on 28 December, 2009 (see videos): I had publicly warned against the unilateral Israeli retreat from Gaza in my speech at “The Future of Transatlantic Relations” at a Forum du Futur conference held at the French National Assembly, ‘Valeurs européennes, valeurs atlantiques’ on 21 June 2005. See blog...
Join us for our kick-off 2009-2010
What IS going on?
Come join us for an in-depth assessment of issues and policies
connected to climate change.
Panel of guest speakers:
Jan Corfee-Morlot, PhD
Acting Head - Climate Change
Biodiversity and Development Division
OECD Environment Directorate
Professor Hall Gardner
American University of Paris
Department of International and Comparative Politics
Moderator: Karen Weisblatt
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Restaurant Chez Luigi
96 Boulevard de Grenelle Paris 15è
(includes cocktail, dinner and wine)
RSVP required by November 28th 2009 at the latest:
Hall Gardner: There are five points political leaders must be convinced of if a consensus is to emerge on disarmament. Global proliferation destabilizes the political economy of whole regions and nuclear warfare is undeniably genetically genocidal. This is not to mention that empirical proof shows that nuclear weapons pose little deterrent to engaging in conventional warfare.
It may be possible to make deeper cuts in both strategic and tactical nuclear weaponry, leading to the total abolition of nuclear weaponry, under the following circumstances. See my blog
He debated the parallels and differences between China and Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Iran today on France 24 on Monday June 22
On Monday, June 15th, read poems from his first book The Wake Up Blast with Nina Zivancevic at Shakespeare and Co…
The paperback version of his book, Averting Global War (Palgrave, 2009) is to appear in December.
On Monday June 15 at 7pm at Shakespeare and Co Hall Gardner and Nina Zivancevic will be reading extracts from their books.
Hall Gardner’s first book of poems is The Wake-Up Blast—30 years of poetic dissent and protest. http://www.narcissuspublications.com/books.html. He has written extensively on international political issues and is the author of Averting Global War and American Global Strategy and the War on Terrorism. He is a frequent commentator on France 24. His poetry and prose has appeared in Paris Atlantic, The Paris Times, FireReadings, Poems for Madrid, among other journals. He is a professor at The American University of Paris.
Serbian born, Nina Zivancevic has published 12 books of poetry, three books of short stories, two novels and a book of essays. She is also a playwright, art critic, translator and contributing editor to NY ARTS. The recipient of three literary awards, she has edited and participated in numerous anthologies of contemporary world poetry and as editor and correspondent she has contributed to New York Arts Magazine, Modern Painters, American Book Review, East Village Eye, Republique de lettres.
The Future of Russian-American Relations Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:30 PM At the American University of Paris 6 rue du Colonel Combes 75007 Paris
Thomas Friedman recently said 'Is there any problem in the world today that we can solve without the Russians?' His answer was NO. From the military supply routes to Afghanistan to the Georgian war and NATO enlargement, to the installation of the missile shield purported to be against Iran in Poland, to the supply of gas to our European allies, and to Russia's participation in the 'quartet' working on a solution for the middle East, nothing can effectively be resolved without entering into a relationship with Russia that will benefit both the US and the Russians. Many important foreign policy problems will be facing President-elect Barack Obama, but this is one of the pivotal ones. To present their various points of view of this topic, Anne Kraatz has organized a debate on behalf of both Democrats Abroad and the American University of Paris with the following speakers: Artem Studennikov, First Political Counselor for the Russian Federation Embassy Professor Hall Gardner, author of many books on the enlargement of NATO, most recently, Averting Global War: Regional Challenges, Overextension and Options for American Strategy (Palgrave, 2007), is a professor at the American University of Paris. During the Fall 2008, he worked in collaboration with the East-West Institute Policy Study Group on Russia, Europe and the United States in developing a policy brief for political leadership in Washington, Brussels and Moscow.
Bruce Aitken, American lawyer with offices in New York, Washington D.C. and Kiev, Ukraine, President and CEO of Homeland Security Industries Association. His expertise includes government contracting/homeland security, international trade, and government relations/lobbying.