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“Coming to Berlin was our dream!” An interview with two scholarship participants

“Coming to Berlin was our dream!” An interview with two scholarship participantsFor Jairo Andrés Cortés Torres and Mauricio Alexander Yandar Paz from Colombia, this WUDC is the first English language tournament. Thanks to the scholarship program, they were able to represent the Universidad Cooperative de Clombia. [caption id="attachment_14108" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jairo Andrés Cortés Torres and Mauricio Alexander Yandar Paz from Colombia.[/caption] Achte Minute: Jairo, Mauricio, how are you doing here at the WUDC in Berlin? Jairo: For us, this is our first English competition, so debating can be very hard sometimes. But we like it a lot and we are full of new ideas now! Maybe now we will be able to organize ...
Jan 5th, 2013 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs | Comments Off on “Coming to Berlin was our dream!” An interview with two scholarship participants

Results of the WUDC Berlin 2013 Finals

Results of the WUDC Berlin 2013 FinalsThe WUDC Berlin 2013 are officially over, and the debating world has three new World Champions, one new coming WUDC host and a lot of other prices and winners. But first of all, congratulations to the winners of the EFL-final, Porto A, as well as to the winners of the ESL final, Bangladesh A, and Here is what we would call a preliminary overview - no guarantee on results being complete for the moment. In the EFL final, the teams from Porto A, Freiburg A, Tokyo A and Bucharest A debated the motion "This house welcomes the decline of the ...
Jan 4th, 2013 | By | Category: international | mit 3 Kommentaren

The break into the Final day // Freiburg in EFL-Final

The break into the Final day // Freiburg in EFL-FinalThings were going fast during the second to last day at the World Universities Debating Championship 2013 in Berlin. So many Knockout rounds took place that we had difficulties following all announcements and breaks. But now we tried to sort everything a bit and present you here the break into the day of WUDC Finals. In the Open Break, we have a break into Semi-Finals. They will take place at 10:15 on today's Thursday. In the Open Semi Final 1 there will compete Monash B, Otago A, Sydney A, St Andrews A. In the Open Semi Final 2 we have Sydney ...
Jan 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: international | Mit einem Kommentar

Alfred Snider: “I would first of all strengthen the basis for debate”

Alfred Snider: "I would first of all strengthen the basis for debate"Today, Achte Minute had the chance to talk to Alfred Snider, called Tuna in the debaters’ world. Tuna is a debating veteran, having served on many many tournaments as adjudicator and trainer throughout the world. In his normal live, he is a professor of Forensics at the University of Vermont. We talked with him about his WUDC Berlin experience.  [caption id="attachment_14071" align="alignleft" width="320"] Alfred "Tuna" Snider answers the questions of Philipp Stiel, President of the VDCH.[/caption] Achte Minute: Hi Tuna, thanks for your time. How are you and your teams doing here at WUDC? Snider: Unfortunately, none of my teams broke. But ...
Jan 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: international | Mit einem Kommentar

Reuben Thomas: Serving the World

After debates, food is probably the second to most important thing here at Worlds - making sure that no participant goes hungry. This is not an easy task, in the face of the diverse dietary requirements that participants have due to cultural, religious, personal or health reasons. [caption id="attachment_14040" align="alignleft" width="294"] Reuben Thomas is a catering volunteer at the WUDC.[/caption] With a tight budget and no dining hall available, the catering team has had to find creative solutions. “First of all, we try to handle questions, problems and crises with care as soon as they arise”, says Christian Zimpelmann, head of the ...
Jan 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on Reuben Thomas: Serving the World

Elina Siivola: Behind the Scenes at Echo Whiskey

Elina Siivola: Behind the Scenes at Echo Whiskey“Echo Whiskey to Flo,” that’s the one phrase Elina Siivola will dream of after three days of working at the WUDC. Elina, from the University of Helsinki, Finland, is a runner at Berlin Worlds. She is part of the machinery behind the tournament: distributing ballots, guiding debaters into rooms, reminding judges not to go over time and bringing ballots safely back to the tab room. And while getting ballots in quickly is the top priority, Elina still strives to be friendly and helpful to judges and participants. [caption id="attachment_14037" align="alignleft" width="266"] Elina Siivola is volunteering at WUDC in the running team. ...
Jan 1st, 2013 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on Elina Siivola: Behind the Scenes at Echo Whiskey

WUDC 2013: Day 1 – Twitter Review

This morning, WUDC starting with round 1 - a tiny wee little bit late due to missing teams, but with goose bumbs on our arms when the first motion was announced (which read "Round 1: This house would create public housing for the poor in wealthy areas." - see our Facebook page for all three motions of today.) On twitter, you could also feel the emotions: Due to a delay of more than an hour, some debaters poured out their emotions on twitter, while other defended the tab team for doing a great job in a 100 rooms tournament. We then ...
Dec 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC 2013: Day 1 – Twitter Review

WUDC Countdown 1: WUDC Berlin 2013 at a glance

WUDC Countdown 1: WUDC Berlin 2013 at a glanceIt is impossible to find out when the first participants of WUDC 2013 arrived in Berlin – too many have already been around and have spent some days in Europe, Germany or Berlin. But just from a glimpse into the WUDC accommodation, Hotel BerlinBerlin, it is clearly visible: today was arrival day! Dozens of participants dropped into the Hotel each hour and stopped at the registration desk in order to check in to their “Worlds” 2013. And in less than 24 hours, Patrick Ehmann, Convener of WUDC Berlin 2013, will open the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship officially. Thus, the biggest ...
Dec 28th, 2012 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on WUDC Countdown 1: WUDC Berlin 2013 at a glance

WUDC Countdown 2: Volunteers on board

WUDC Countdown 2: Volunteers on board[caption id="attachment_13898" align="alignright" width="275"] Anna from Paderborn, boarding the train.[/caption] Today, more than one hundred WUDC volunteers left their cozy Christmas homes in order to get the big WUDC Berlin 2013 project running. During the day, more and more volunteers arrived and added massive manpower to the crew that already ran the WUDC scholarship program since the 25th of December. In order to prepare WUDC novices from countries that would not have participated in WUDC 2013 otherwise, a core volunteer team already started its work on Christmas day. Most of the other volunteers then left their home or university towns today ...
Dec 27th, 2012 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on WUDC Countdown 2: Volunteers on board

World Debate Forum 2013 in Berlin

World Debate Forum 2013 in BerlinIs there debate beyondcompetition? The World Debate Forum believes there is. There is debate in education, advocacy, nation building; on the internet, TV, Radio; in a hundred languages among a million people. On the 5th and 6th of January in Berlin, we are creating a space for those of you who agree or want to find out, to share your perspectives and ideas. We hope it'll be the TED talks of the debate world, but that will only happen if there are interesting people with interesting topics. Is there a better way to allocate judges to debates? Does debate increase tolerance? Has ...
Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: international, Termine | Mit einem Kommentar

Nachgefragt: Debattierer berichten von ihren Vorerfahrungen mit Jugend debattiert

Nachgefragt: Debattierer berichten von ihren Vorerfahrungen mit Jugend debattiert
Jul 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Debattieren in der Öffentlichkeit, Presseschau | Comments Off on Nachgefragt: Debattierer berichten von ihren Vorerfahrungen mit Jugend debattiert

„Am meisten profitieren die Schüler in der zweiten Reihe“ – Interview mit Petra Lockner von Jugend debattiert

„Am meisten profitieren die Schüler in der zweiten Reihe“ – Interview mit Petra Lockner von Jugend debattiert
Jul 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Debattieren in der Öffentlichkeit, Presseschau, VDCH | Comments Off on „Am meisten profitieren die Schüler in der zweiten Reihe“ – Interview mit Petra Lockner von Jugend debattiert

Auf der Suche nach Gesprächsfähigkeit: Eine Reise in die Seele der Schülerdebatte “Jugend debattiert”

Auf der Suche nach Gesprächsfähigkeit: Eine Reise in die Seele der Schülerdebatte "Jugend debattiert"
Jul 24th, 2012 | By | Category: VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Mainz wins the Boddencup in Greifswald, Berlin wins the German Debating League

Mainz wins the Boddencup in Greifswald, Berlin wins the German Debating League
Jul 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Mainz wins the Boddencup in Greifswald, Berlin wins the German Debating League

Das Finale der Freien Debattierliga steigt in Greifswald

Jul 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

MDD 2012: Marco Witzmann and Valerio Morelli from Munich won the German language debating championship

MDD 2012: Marco Witzmann and Valerio Morelli from Munich won the German language debating championship[caption id="attachment_12607" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Strahlende Sieger: Valerio Morelli und Marco Witzmann aus München (c) Foto: Debattierclub AFA Wien"][/caption] Valerio Morelli und Marco Witzmann haben für den Debattierclub der Münchener Universitäten die Meisterschaft im Deutschsprachigen Debattieren in Wien 2012 gewonnen. Sie siegten im Finale der Hochschulmeisterschaft gegen zwei Teams der Berlin Debating Union (Annette Kirste und Julian Ohm sowie Georg Sommerfeld und Johannes Häger) und ein Team der Universität Hamburg (Kira Lancker und Barbara Schunicht). Der 24-jährige Valerio Morelli, Mathematikstudent und gebürtiger Südtiroler aus Bozen und der 24-jährige Maschienenbaustudent Marco Witzmann sicherten sich mit ihrem Sieg den Titel des Meisters im Deutschsprachigen Debattierens. [caption ...
Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

“Es hat wenig Sinn, sich zur Vorbereitung mit deutscher Innenpolitik zu beschäftigen” – MDD-Chefjuror Lukas Haffert im Gespräch

 
Jun 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Der Break auf dem Grimm-Cup in Marburg

 
May 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Der Break auf dem Grimm-Cup in Marburg

Stuttgart gewinnt die ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster

Stuttgart gewinnt die ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster 
May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 7 Kommentaren

ZEIT DEBATTE Münster: Der Break

 
May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE Münster: Der Break

Der letzte große Test vor der Meisterschaft: Debattierland schaut nach Münster

Der letzte große Test vor der Meisterschaft: Debattierland schaut nach Münster;
May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 4 Kommentaren

Regionalmeisterschaften 2012: Der Break ins Finale

 
Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Der Break auf der Mitteldeutschen Meisterschaft in Jena

 
Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Der Break auf der Süddeutschen Meisterschaft in Ingolstadt

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Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Der Break auf der Süddeutschen Meisterschaft in Ingolstadt

Drei Regionalmeister im VDCH-Land gesucht!

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Apr 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Prof. Wulf on law debates

Prof. Wulf on law debates"Ein guter Jurist muss deutsch sprechen, nicht juristendeutsch!" - Roughly speaking, good legal practitioners need to know a language everybody understands. This is a claim by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wulf who works at the ministery of law in the German state of Baden Wurttemberg, he also is an honorary professor at the University of Tubingen. Some years ago, he established soft skill courses dealing with law debates, something which is neglected in German jurisprudence curricula. Philipp Stiel, editor of the VDCH newsletter for a culture of debate in Germany, talked to Prof. Wulf. Currently the interview is not available in ...
Apr 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Presseschau, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

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