Welcome to a new kind of online debate, where Americans across the political spectrum debate our nation’s most divisive issues in a constructive way. Braver Angels debates are not your traditional debate where you seek to “beat” your opponent; they are a collective search for truth that brings forth vigor, passion, and greater understanding.
Braver Angels Online Debates take place via Zoom conference call, moderated by a Trained Debate Chair. You must register in advance. Please note that Braver Angels may use footage from online debates in videos and/or marketing materials.
Could you take a role in an upcoming event? We are seeking volunteers as speakers (for our flagship debates) or panelists (for our coliseum debates). Find the added button on some events below to express your interest. (We regret that we cannot reply to all applicants).
National Online Debates
September 10th, 8 pm ET
Resolved: President Trump has bettered the living conditions of the working class and should be re-elected.
September 15th, 8 pm ET
Resolved: The federal government should mandate mask wearing in public spaces.
September 17th, 8 pm ET
Resolved: Free speech is under attack in America and should be defended.
Join us for another coliseum debate, where an insightful panel is invited to speak and ask questions, while attendees watch, listen, and submit their own questions to the speakers. Visit our YouTube channel to see our initial event like this on September 3.
September 22nd, 8 pm ET
Resolved: During the pandemic, States should allow universal mail-in voting.
September 24th, 8 pm ET
Resolved: Individuals should have the right to apply their deeply held moral beliefs in all of their affairs whether business, social or civic.
September 29th, 8 pm ET
Resolved: America should continue to implement deregulation policies in all areas of government.
New to Online Debates?
Take a look at some documents and videos that we have prepared to help beginning online debaters have a more enjoyable experience.
Find a local Online Debate near you!
Check out our events calendar, which features Online Debates happening around the country.
Bring one to your own community!
Contact our Online Debates team to get support for running an event with our trained Debate Chairs and event teams.