Hero of the Day: Iron Lady Emy

Datum: Dec 30th, 2012
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Category: international

Last minute, indeed “no minute” preparation and no team partner by your side – that’s what Emy Finch had to go through when she was called upon as a swing speaker. In round one of WUDC, several teams were discovered missing only when debates were scheduled to begin. So more swing teams than planned were needed instantly – and the runners’ team took every WUDC volunteer they found. That’s how Emy became an iron swing and had to run to debate in the first round. Emy is a debater from King’s College in London who’s volunteering in documentation at the WUDC Berlin 2013. Our correspondent Anja Pfeffermann talked to her afterwards. 

WUDC Emy

Emy Finch from Kings College

Achte Minute: What was your team position as a so-called “iron man,” as a solo speaker?
Emy: First prop, I had to open the debate.

Achte Minute: Wooh, how did you come up with a case on the motion “This house would create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas” in just two minutes?
Emy: Well, I spoke about what they’ve recently been doing in London with housing benefits, so  I pretty much took that as my definition.

Achte Minute: How was cooperation with your team partner … uhm … yourself?
Emy: Oh, I was quite lucky: Actually, a debater from New Delhi showed up when I was half way through.

Achte Minute: You are here as a volunteer, not as a debater…
Emy: Yes. Previously, I was supposed to compete. But more than debating I’m rather interested in debaters – they’re interesting people, often so passionate about debating. Actually, I’m looking out for interviewees around here. I’m planning a film on passionate debaters and would like to follow them around until Chennai Worlds.

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1 Kommentare zu “Hero of the Day: Iron Lady Emy”

  1. Jörn(Bremen) says:

    Emy Finch – I’ve to note this name in case I’m going to make a second movie 😉

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