About Us

The Chester-Belloc Debate Society is Christ­endom Col­lege's premier forum for intel­lectual self-devel­opment. Twice monthly, the Society argues topics of phil­osophy, theo­logy and politics in the refined style of parl­iamentary debate. It forges the virtues of crit­ical thinking, rhet­orical prowess and pol­itical lead­ership in an atmos­phere of aes­thetic refine­ment and camar­aderie. Debates are open to the entire campus. Member­ship is elec­tive and is open to both stu­dents and faculty.

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The Society depends largely on the gener­osity of its donors for its funding. The Society hosts seven debates every semester that are open to the Christ­endom College com­munity, as well as private func­tions that develop our members profes­sionally and polit­ically. Please consider making a tax-deduct­able donation to the Society.

Society News

April 13, 2015

The Chester-Belloc Debate Society is pleased to announce its new Troika for the coming semester–Ms. Monica Burke as Chairman, Ms. Caitlin Van Valkenburgh as Secretary, and Mr. Michael Mazzara as Prefect of Secret Rites.

February 16, 2015

The Chester-Belloc Debate Society will be hosting its first charity debate on February 22nd. Proceeds will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a local charity in Front Royal.

December 01, 2014

The Chester Belloc Debate Society is pleased to announce its new Troika for the coming semester–Mr. Thomas Maurer as Chairman, Ms. Caitlin Van Valkenburgh as Secretary, and Mr. Peter Tapsak as Prefect.

April 23, 2014

The newly elected members of Troika are: Chairman: Matthew Marcolini, Secretary: Peter Zinman, Prefect: Thomas Maurer

February 12, 2014

The Society is now mourning the loss of former member Charles Van Hecke. He is survived by his fiancee. We ask for prayers for him and his family.

Requiescat in pace.

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