Events Calendar

2020-2021 Events:

Information Session – Debate at Bard
13 August 2020, 4:30pm
Interested in learning more about the Bard Debate Union? Join our L&T Info Session to meet coaches and current members of the team and learn about everything we do – tournaments, public debates, outreach, and more!

Scrimmage – Fall Semester Warm-up
26-27 September 2020, 10am-4pm
Join members of the Bard Debate Union as well as debaters from regional debate programs for a day of debates as we prepare for the Fall 2020 tournament season.

Public Debate – Should federal officeholders in the United States should be determined through sortition instead of election?
15 October 2020, 7:00pm
Join us for an exciting public debate as part of the Hannah Arendt Center Special Webinar – “Revitalizing Democracy: Sortition, Citizen Power, and Spaces of Freedom.” Co-sponsored by the Bard Debate Union, the Hannah Arendt Center, and the Center for Civic Engagement. For more information about the Hannah Arendt Center Special Webinar, visit: 

Roundtable – The Presidential Election and America in the World
24 October 2020, time TBD
Join us for our annual Family/Alumni Weekend Politics Roundtable. This year’s roundtable will feature three Bard Debate Union alumni – Zach Israel ’12 (Principle and Manager of Legislative Affairs, The Ferguson Group; DC Young Democrats’ National Committeeman), Stephanie Presch ’15 (Content Specialist on the Editorial Content team, UnidosUS), and Eva-Marie Quinones ’17 (PhD Candidate in Political Science, Yale University). For more information about Family/Alumni Weekend at Bard, visit: 

Workshop – The Art of Debate 
Date/time TBD

Students and teachers from area high schools will join members of the Bard Debate Union to learn more about college debate. Bard debate union members will teach workshops, lead practice debates, and debate side-by-side our high school visitors.

More events coming soon!