Events Calendar

2019-2020 Events:

Screening – Democratic Primary Debates
12-13 September 2019, Time TBA
Bard College, Location TBA
Join members of the Bard Debate Union and Election@Bard to watch Round 3 of the Democratic Primary Debates. There will be snacks! Co-Sponsored by the Bard Debate Union and Election@Bard.

Public Debate – Topic TBA
7 October 2019, 7:00pm
Bard College, Campus Center MPR
Opening event for the Hannah Arendt Center Conference – “Racism and Antisemitism” (October 10-11, 2019). This debate will feature both the Bard and West Point debate teams. Co-sponsored by the Bard Debate Union, the Hannah Arendt Center, the Center for Civic Engagement, and the Bard-West Point exchange. For more information about this year’s Hannah Arendt Center Conference, visit:

Roundtable – Trump and American Foreign Policy
26 October 2019, Time TBA
Bard College, Olin Auditorium

Faculty members (TBA) join members of the Bard Debate Union for a Family Weekend Faculty-Student Roundtable discussion. For more information about Family and Alumni weekend, visit:

Workshop – The Art of Debate
Date/Time TBA
Bard College, Location TBA

Students and teachers from area high schools will come to Bard for a day of debating activities and an opportunity 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.

Online Debate – Topic TBA
November 11, 2019, 8:00am
Bard College, Location TBA

Debate team members from Bard’s international network campuses – Al Quds Bard, American University of Central Asia, Bard College Berlin, European Humanities University, and Smolny College – will join members of the Bard Debate Union for an online debate.

Prison Debate – Topic TBA
Date/Time TBA
Eastern NY Correctional Facility
Public-style debate against TBA. This is the twelfth debate hosted by the Bard Debate Union at Eastern NY Correctional Facility.

Spring 2020 events coming soon!