It’s no secret that Bard College Berlin has an astonishingly small student body — small enough that I could look around one afternoon in the cafeteria and recognize all but a few faces. But how many of us truly know the people behind them? I sat down one day with the Associate Dean Kerry Bystrom to hear her story.
Dear everyone, Why do we care? Why should a human rights seminar of seven people take up the case of Ismail Alexandrani, an Egyptian scholar currently detained in the Tora prison in Cairo? We are members of the Scholars at Risk class at BCB taught by Kerry Bystrom. The class places its focus at the
In the Fall semester of 2016, Bard College Berlin officially launched the Program in International Education and Social Change. PIESC aims at supporting students coming from areas of economic and political crisis who intend to take advantage of their liberal arts education to serve the public good. PIESC follows in the footsteps of PIE, the
The March 2015 spring break at Bard College Berlin was perhaps one of the most eventful holiday weeks. From the group trip to Budapest, to Morocco vacationing, and lastly, to the Bard/HESP Network Student Conference in Istanbul, everybody had their days full with new experiences and interesting people that furthered knowledge. My spring break adventures
On the morning of 13th of October, a small group of ECLA students gathered at the Platanenstrasse tram station, the majority of which preparing to go on a trip for their classes – Introduction to Human Rights with Prof. Kerry Bystrom, and Berlin: An Experiment in Modernity with Prof. Florian Becker. The destination: Sachsenhausen Concentration