The Bard Center for the Study of Hate (BCSH) works to increase the serious study of human hatred, and ways to combat it. The Center will support faculty and students throughout the Bard network who want to study and/or combat hatred and its various manifestations. BCSH will bring scholars from diverse disciplines to Bard College and all of its campuses to speak about the human capacity to hate and demonize others. It will place, mentor, and support students working at internships with nongovernmental organizations that combat hate. It will fund students at Bard whose Senior Projects relate to the study of hate, and who need additional resources for their research. BCSH seeks to impact public discussion about hatred nationally and internationally. The Center is a program of Bard’s Human Rights Project.
The Bard Center for the Study of Hate was established in 2018 with a generous endowment from the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation.