Bard’s extraordinary faculty are dedicated to the philosophy of teaching. Today and throughout Bard’s history, members of the faculty have effected change in medicine, the arts and letters, international affairs, journalism, scientific research, and education, among other endeavors. These distinguished scholars are advisers as well as instructors: Bard has no graduate teaching assistants. And the average class size of 17 allows for intimate discussions and one-on-one interaction.
Faculty In the Press
Professor Ian Buruma on the Battle of the Burkiniappeared in Project Syndicate on 09-10-2016
- Interview: Filmmaker, Bard Artist in Residence Kelly Reichardt from the Toronto Film Festival appeared in Observer on 09-09-2016
- Bard Professor Norman Manea to Be Awarded 2016 FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages appeared in Feria Internacional del Libro on 08-27-2016
- Religion Professor Tehseen Thaver Has Three More Questions about Shahab Ahmed's What Is Islam? appeared in Marginalia on 08-19-2016
Recent News and Notes
Leon Botstein has been president of Bard College since 1975, where he is also Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is chairman of the board of the Central European University and a board member of the Open Society Foundations. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He is coartistic director of the SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals at Bard College, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he served as music director from 2003 to 2010.