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I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


BAD GOVERNANCE IS GOOD POLITICS: A lecture by Professor and Author Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

EVENT LOCATION: Fusco Recital Hall at Marist College
DATE: Friday, November 7th
TIME: 7:00 pm

The Gillespie Forum is co-sponsoring this event with The World Affairs Council of the Hudson Valley
Dr Bueno
Dr. Bueno de Mesquita is founder of Mesquita & Roundell, a company that uses game theory to predict world events. He has been called a modern Nostradamus and was featured on a two-part special on The History Channel. He is a professor at New York University, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and author of “The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future.”



2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition

The 2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition Winners:


Waning Wolf

By Ryan D’Angelo-Sylvia

Juliana Hedeman

Victoria Ottomanelli

Sasha Ribowsky

Ian Todaro

The Eli Jaffe Film Competition is the first event sponsored by the Gillespie Forum to present student film and video projects that address public issues. The competition is open to undergraduate students at the six regional colleges: Vassar, Marist, Bard, Dutchess Community College, Mount Saint Mary College and The State University of New York at New Paltz. Both narrative and documentary projects will be considered. The competition will be juried by local filmmakers and film industry professionals.

A Hudson Valley Community Forum

The Gillespie Forum was founded in 1988. Its mission
is to inform and engage the community by presenting viewpoints, programs and speakers on significant issues. The Forum cooperates with local colleges to host events, lectures and film screenings on diverse topics ranging from the crisis in contemporary media to sustainability, from the Holocaust to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.