Welcome to the Bard Debate Union

The Bard Debate Union, founded in 2004, is a community of students and faculty members committed to promoting the values of civic discourse, dialogue, and debate throughout the Bard College community, the greater Hudson Valley region of New York, and the world at large. The team travels to 10 intercollegiate debate tournaments each year at colleges and universities throughout the US, in addition to hosting public debates, debate workshops, and lectures on campus. The team is also involved in debate outreach projects in local middle schools and high schools and is working to integrate debate training and education into the Bard Prison Initiative. Whether you like to speak your mind or argue just for the sake of arguing, come check out the Bard Debate Union!


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