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Harvard Union Debating Group

Welcome to Harvard Union, a debate society at Harvard that brings open debate in an atmosphere of free speech to debate the most important and controversial issues of our time. We offer a platform for students to develop their debating skills, critical thinking, and public speaking abilities. Join us today and be part of the Harvard Union community.


Harvard University


In-person and online

What We Do

    We host weekly meetings where members can participate in debates on various topics ranging from politics, economics, social issues, and more. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, making our debates insightful and enriching. We also organize workshops and training sessions to help members develop their debating skills and public speaking techniques.
    Harvard Union hosts annual debating tournaments where members can compete against other university debating societies. Members can also participate in intercollegiate debates and represent Harvard Union in regional and national competitions. We believe that debates are an essential part of a thriving democracy and a way to promote mutual respect, understanding, and intellectual growth.

Who We Are Looking For

    We are looking for students who are passionate about debating and have a strong interest in learning about different ideas and perspectives. Prior experience in debating is not required, but a willingness to learn and engage in thoughtful discussions is a must. We welcome students from all academic backgrounds and encourage diversity of thought and opinion.
    Joining Harvard Union will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your critical thinking, debating, and public speaking skills, while also making new friends and expanding your intellectual horizons. Don't miss this chance to be part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community.
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