Ian Buruma is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. Professor Buruma is an award-winning journalist and writer who spent much of his early career traveling and reporting from all over Asia. He now writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, including the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the New York Times
Samuel Pratt '14 chose Bard because the idea of a double major really appealed to him. As a student of philosophy and dance, he sees how the two areas illuminate each other. “What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution as an artist.”
Education for a Common Good
Bard celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, reflecting on a legacy of academic excellence and launching the 150th Anniversary Campaign.
Bard College Debate Union
Bard debaters are having a big impact on campus and in the local community. Here, they discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition.
Live Arts Bard
Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory for new performance at the College. Its aim is to develop a community of visiting artists and students who work side by side on creative projects.
Transformation and Inspiration
Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This student-created holiday video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.
2012 Greater China Tour
The Bard College Conservatory of Music created this video in preparation for its summer 2012 tour of China, in which Bard students played in seven cities and met Chinese musicians and students.
Bard Leprosy Relief Project
Daniela Anderson discusses her experience creating the Bard Leprosy Relief Project. This endeavor was inspired by the Kevin Rohan Eco-village, founded by Krishna Gurung in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Old Gym
Eva Steinmartz, co-manager of the Old Gym, discusses this student-led performance venue. The Old Gym hosts theatrical and musical productions by students and visiting artists.
Leon Botstein, Bard president and Bard Music Festival artistic codirector, gives an overview of SummerScape 2012 and the 23rd annual Bard Music Festival at the Fisher Center.
Civic Engagement at Bard
Jonathan Becker, dean of civic engagement, discusses student involvement in Bard's many projects in Annandale and around the world through the Bard Center for Civic Engagement.
The Hannah Arendt Center
Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz on seriously engaging Bard undergraduates.