Debates - Braver Angels

Braver Angels Debates

A Collaborative Search for Truth

If you haven’t seen one of our debates, get ready to experience an exciting way to dig into controversial issues!

Our special parliamentary format encourages everyone to speak or ask questions, ensures civility in disagreement, and strives for learning and better understanding for all. The online version works in much the same way, modified to foster constructive debate coast to coast. 

In all our debates, we use resolutions that might be controversial to encourage speeches from both sides. Unlike some of our workshops, these are not associated with Red and Blue, but Pro and Con. Online Debates take place via Zoom conference call, moderated by a trained Debate Chair.

New to Debates?
Take a look at a video recap of a debate we held on free speech to learn more about the character of a BA debate
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.

Find a Debate Near You!

Check out our events calendar, which features National Online Debates happening across the country.


Debate Chair

Debate Chairs ensure our debates – both online and in person – run smoothly and in accordance with The Braver Angels Way!

Online Debate Whip

Online Debate Whips support the Debate Chair in creating a balanced, lively and smoothly run debate.

Past Debates

See what participants had to say about our debate on police reform:

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