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Hear from staff, faculty, and students about the programs that make up the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard.


Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker is vice president and dean for civic engagement and international affairs, and the director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is also an associate professor of political studies specializing in Russian and eastern European politics, media and politics, and education reform. For a decade, Jonathan has overseen the academic development of Bard’s international partnerships, including those in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the West Bank.
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Citizen Science

Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science.

Bard College Farm

The Bard College Farm provides organic produce to the Bard College campus, growing more than 30 crops. The farm is worked by students and has expanded into a larger sustainable food initiative at the college.

Bard Debate Union

The Bard Debate Union is having a big impact on campus and in the local community. In this video, students discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition. Visit the Debate Union's website for up-to-date information about debate formats and competition structure.

Bard Works

Bard Works is a professional development program that connects Bard students with alumni/ae, parents, and mentors.

Bard's Global Network

A political studies and philosophy major, Bard College alumnus Saim Saeed ’13 won a Davis Projects for Peace Award as an undergraduate.

Jonathan Becker on Bard’s Commitment to Civic Engagement

CCE Director Jonathan Becker speaks on Bard’s unique approach to civic engagement around the globe.

Ghanaian President Visits Bard

President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana delivered the keynote lecture at the inaugural Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum at Bard on December 9, 2013. (President Mahama's lecture begins at 1:06:44)

Slow Water, Clean Water & Learning Across Borders

BARD: Slow Water, Clean Water & Learning Across Borders from Watson Institute on Vimeo.

Bard’s Early College in New Orleans

Director and Founder Stephen Tremaine speaks on the liberal arts, the early college, and the vision he developed as a student after Hurricane Katrina.

Erin Cannan on Local Engagement

Associate Director for CCE speaks to the links between learning and engagement.

Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative

Student project leaders Mujahed Sarsur and Rosana Zarza on their summer program in Palestine, and the unprecedented opportunities that have emerged.

Eban Goodstein: Sustainability, Engagement and the Center for Environmental Policy

Bard CEP and Bard MBA Director Eban Goodstein on sustainability and engagement.

Bard Upbeats: Bringing the Joy of Music to Children

Student leader Lindsay Stanley introduces the Bard Upbeats, offering music instruction to local children.

Paul Marienthal Speaks on
Student-Led Projects

Dean of Social Action whose work encourages students to design and run their own civic engagement projects with unbelievable results.

Bard Leprosy Relief Project

Student leader Daniela Anderson's TLS project is inspired by the Kevin Rohan Eco-Village, founded by Krishna Gurung in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Old Gym: A Student-Run Performing Arts Space

Student leader Eva Steinmartz on this beloved performance venue for students and visiting artists.

Roger Berkowitz and the
Hannah Arendt Center

Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz on seriously engaging Bard undergraduates.

Education for the Common Good

Bard’s unique approach to the liberal arts and civic responsibility.

Bard Prison Initiative

The Bard Prison Initiative began as a student-led project in 1999 and now operates six programs in New York State. Nearly 300 students have graduated from BPI with A.A. and B.A. degrees. This video captures the program's 11th commencement in 2014.