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  • This is Bard

    Discover Bard and embark on an extraordinary journey. Discover Bard and embark on an extraordinary journey. MORE >>
  • Academic Excellence

    Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research. Bard provides a challenging academic program; a supportive and collaborative classroom environment; and access to world-class scholarship and research. MORE >>
  • Steeped in History

    Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus. The historic Stone Row bustles with students in transit. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto Striking architecture—both contemporary and classic—defines Bard's campus. The historic Stone Row bustles with students in transit. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto MORE >>
  • Citizen Science

    First-year students in the Citizen Science program come to understand the impact of science and mathematics on everyday life, regardless of their chosen major. First-year students in the Citizen Science program come to understand the impact of science and mathematics on everyday life, regardless of their chosen major. MORE >>
  • Conservatory of Music

    The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn a bachelor's degree in music and a B.A. in another field. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a dual-degree program in which students earn a bachelor's degree in music and a B.A. in another field. MORE >>
  • Raptor Pride

    Both club sports and varsity athletics feature prominently in campus life. Bard's landscaped grounds and first-rate athletic fields provide an idyllic setting for sports and recreation. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto Both club sports and varsity athletics feature prominently in campus life. Bard's landscaped grounds and first-rate athletic fields provide an idyllic setting for sports and recreation. Photo by Peter Aaron '68/Esto MORE >>
  • Student Life

    The Orcapelicans constitute just one of nearly one hundred clubs where students bring their passion to life, whether it be for performance, political action, cultural awareness, or the next big idea. The Orcapelicans constitute just one of nearly one hundred clubs where students bring their passion to life, whether it be for performance, political action, cultural awareness, or the next big idea. MORE >>
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Profiles

Faculty: Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large of The American Interest. He is the author of several books, including God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008). He is a contributing editor to and writer on international affairs for prominent national publications.
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