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Jacobs Open 2014

Jacobs Open 2014Jacobs Open 2014From the 17th to the 19th October 2014, conveners Khanh Van Le and Beenish Waris from the Jacobs University Bremen Debating Society will host the ... 17. Jul 2014

Westminster IV 2014

Westminster IV 2014Westminster IV 2014From the 9th to the 10th of August, the Westminster IV will take place in London and gives debaters another opportunity to prepare for the ... 29. Jun 2014

Imperial IV 2014

Imperial IV 2014Imperial IV 2014From the 2nd to the 3rd of August, the Imperial IV will be hosted by the Imperial College Union Debating Society in London. The tournament ... 22. Jun 2014

IDAS – International Debate Academy Slovenia

IDAS - International Debate Academy SloveniaIDAS - International Debate Academy SloveniaFrom the 22nd to the 30th of November, the 12th International Debate Academy Slovenia (IDAS) will be held in Kranjska Gora and in Ljubljana. In ... 18. Jun 2014

Turku Open

Turku OpenTurku OpenFrom the 17th to the 19th of October, the University of Turku Debating Club hosts the Turku Open for the second time in Finland. The ... 12. Jun 2014

Rijeka Open 2014

Rijeka Open 2014Rijeka Open 2014From the 9th to the  12th of August, the Riječka Debatna Unija will organise the RiOpen 2014 in Rijeka, Croatia. The tournament offers debaters heading ... 29. May 2014

Independent Adjudicator Application for WUDC 2015 is open

Independent Adjudicator Application for WUDC 2015 is openIndependent Adjudicator Application for WUDC 2015 is openThe organisers of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC), taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 27 December to 4 January, have opened the first application ... 27. May 2014

Tel Aviv wins BBU Open 2014

Michael Saliba (l.) and Peer Klüßendorf in the BBU Final (c) BBU DS

Yael Bell and Dan Lahav have won the first BBU Open that took place from the 11th to the 13th July 2014 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The team from Tel Aviv won from Closing Opposition in a debate with the motion: …

Vom 15. Jul 2014 um 14:05

Cambridge wins Paris Open 2014, Lund wins ESL final

Cambridge wins Paris Open 2014, Lund wins ESL final

Ashish Kumar and Michael Dunn Goekjian have won the Paris Open 2014. The final jury unanimously decided that the team from Cambridge prevailed as Opening Opposition to the following motion: This House supports the unlimited use of war-time propaganda which …

Vom 30. Apr 2014 um 20:29Comments Off

Lund’s Emilia Carlqvist and Peer Klüßendorf win the Berlin IV

Lund’s Emilia Carlqvist and Peer Klüßendorf win the Berlin IV

The Berlin IV – European Debates Conference 2014 has its winners: Emilia Carlqvist and Peer Klüßendorf from Lund Debate Society won the final in a three-to-two split decision. Peer and Emilia debated in Opening Government as the team “Dixendorf”. The …

Vom 13. Apr 2014 um 19:11 mit 2 Kommentaren

How does TTIP affect the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte? The first European Debates Conference in Berlin

How does TTIP affect the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte? The first European Debates Conference in BerlinHow does TTIP affect the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte? The first European Debates Conference in Berlin

Kai Dittmann began cautiously. “It often is not easy to argue for free trade,” said the 2014 World Champion in the category English as a Second Language (ESL). “But it is the marginal benefits that sum up.” Together with John …

Vom 13. Apr 2014 um 13:38Comments Off

Cork bids for EUDC 2016

Cork bewirbt sich für die EUDC 2016Cork bids for EUDC 2016

The University College Cork (UCC) in Irland has announced their bid to host the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) 2016. The College already hosted the EUDC 2005 as well as the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in 1996 and 2009. …

Vom 06. Apr 2014 um 14:05Comments Off

Feedback for the applicants as DCA of the Vienna EUDC 2015

Feedback zu den DCA-Bewerbern der EUDC in Wien 2015Feedback for the applicants as DCA of the Vienna EUDC 2015

Christine Simpson und Michael Shapira, Chief Adjudicators (CA) of the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) 2015 in Vienna, have published a list of candidates for the post of Deputy Chief Adjudicator (DCA) for the Vienna EUDC. After a phase where …

Vom 04. Apr 2014 um 00:01Comments Off

“A waste of time to examine context?” – Steve Llano on the ethics of the chair

"A waste of time to examine context?" - Steve Llano on the ethics of the chair"A waste of time to examine context?" - Steve Llano on the ethics of the chair

Under the impression of experiences at Vienna IV, professor of rhetoric and debating coach Steve Llano advocates for an “ethical adjudication”. This article was first published on his blog, Progymnasmata. The Vienna IV seems like a competition that time forgot. …

Vom 26. Mar 2014 um 10:00Comments Off

Stefan Zweiker about the Vienna IV and the lessons it holds for EUDC 2015

Stefan Zweiker über das Vienna IV und die Lehren für die EUDC 2015Stefan Zweiker about the Vienna IV and the lessons it holds for EUDC 2015

The Debattierklub Wien (DKWien), host of the European Universities Debating Championships 2015, has looked back on their experiences with the Vienna IV 2014. Chief Organizer Stefan Zweiker published an article titled “Lessons Learnt: A Résumé on Vienna IV 2014″ reflecting …

Vom 22. Mar 2014 um 02:41Comments Off

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