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
Pardon our brief hiatus.
We are catching our breath after a busy spring and summer, and our pre-election debates. You can find some of them at our YouTube channel. Watch for announcements here for debates in the new year, as we do some needed strategic planning to help the Online Debate Team deal with its growth and find the best ways to present our debates.
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.