Events Calendar

2022-2023 Events:

Info Session – Debate at Bard
August 15 and 22, 4:00pm
Campus Center Red Room
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Join our L&T Info Session to meet coaches and learn about everything we do – public debates, competitive debate, debate outreach, international network debate, prison debate, and more! No prior debate experience is needed!

Meeting – Welcome to the Bard Debate Union
Sept 1, 7:00pm
Olin 301

Join coaches and returning students for our first meeting of the year! We will go over all of the things we do – public debates, competitive debate, debate outreach, international network debate, prison debate, and more! No prior debate experience is needed!

Faculty Discussion Series (OSUN Global Debate Network)
September 28, October 26, and November 16 at 8:30am
Zoom
Join leaders of the Global Debate Network and faculty from across OSUN institutions for a series of informal discussions on best practices for using debate in the classroom. Faculty will be encouraged to share debate activities and assignments they are currently using in their classes as well as to ask questions and seek feedback from one another.

Student Debate Series (OSUN Global Debate Network)
October 12, November 9, and December 7 at 8:30am
Zoom
Join leaders of the Global Debate Network and students from across OSUN institutions for a series of student debates on timely and exciting topics!

Roundtable – Talking Politics with the Bard Debate Union
October 22, 2:00pm
Olin Auditorium
Join current members of the Bard Debate Union as well as BDU alumni/ae for a roundtable discussion on current affairs and how young people can find their voices in the contemporary political landscape. This event is part of Bard’s Family/Alumni Weekend 2021; for more information about Family/Alumni Weekend, visit: https://www.bard.edu/familyweekend/

Prison Debate – Topic TBA
December 2, 1:00pm
Eastern NY Correctional Facility
Members of the Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union face off against TBA for an exciting and timely debate! This is the 15th public style debate hosted by the Bard Prison Initiative Debate Union. For more information about BPI, visit: https://bpi.bard.edu/

More events coming soon!