"An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry."

–Thomas Jefferson

Review of past debates:

Notes from the debate on Sept. 28Resolved: The Obama Administration has improved the US’s global image

Notes from the debate on Oct. 5Resolved: The United States should abolish the death penalty

Notes from the debate on Oct. 12Resolved: The Iran nuclear deal undermines US security interests in the Middle East

Notes from the debate on Oct. 26Resolved: The US should implement a single-payer healthcare system

Notes from the debate on Nov. 2: Resolved: European nations should admit all refugees from Syria without restriction

Notes from the debate on Jan. 4: Resolved: Vladimir Putin is the most powerful man in the world

The NU Political Union hosts "Race and Racism in Western Modernity" with Professor Barnor Hesse (Associate Professor of African American Studies, Political Science, and Sociology) and Professor Charles Mills (John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy)

NU Divest and the Northwestern Coalition for Peace debate future University investments regarding the Israel-Palestine area.