Welcome to the Bard Debate Union

The Bard Debate Union, founded in 2004, is a community of students, faculty, and staff 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. We travel to 10-12 intercollegiate debate tournaments each year (competing in the British Parliamentary debate format), in addition to hosting public debates, workshops, and lectures on campus and conducting outreach projects in local middle schools and high schools. We are also working to integrate debate training and education into the Bard Prison Initiative, the Bard High School Early Colleges, and throughout the international Bard Network. 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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