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WUDC 2015: And the winners are…

WUDC 2015: And the winners are...The World Universities Debating Championship 2015 in Malaysia has its champions:And the winners are...The Open CategorySydney A (Edward Miller, Nick Chung) won the final in the Open Category. They debated the motion "This House believes that humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians." and won against Oxford A (Patrick Bateman, Natasha Rachman) in Opening Government, BPP A  (Steven Rajavinothan, Michael O'Dwyer) in Opening Opposition and Harvard A (Bo Seo, Fanelesibonge Mashwama) in Closing Opposition. The final was adjudicated by Shafiq Bazari (chair), Dominic ...
Jan 5th, 2015 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

WUDC 2015: The Break, all the Results and Motions

WUDC 2015: The Break, all the Results and Motions Team break Out of the contingent of the Association of German Speaking University Debating Societies (VDCH) we are very happy to report the break of one team at this year’s Worlds in Malaysia! In the category "English as a foreign language" (EFL) the team Potsdam A (comprised of Mathias Hamann and Moritz Kirchner) broke in 4th place with 14 team points in total. The next round for them will be the EFL Semi Final on Friday, 2 January 2015. It will take place at 1 pm local time in Malaysia (which translates into 6 am local time in Germany) and will ...
Jan 1st, 2015 | By | Category: international, Turniere | mit 20 Kommentaren

Debating at WUDC 2015: The VDCH-Teams

Debating at WUDC 2015: The VDCH-Teams Yesterday the 35th World University Debating Championships were officially started by the grand Opening Ceremony. The German speaking debating circuit is represented by a strong delegation this year. Seven members of the VDCH – the Association of German Speaking University Debating Societies are comprised of ten teams and ten adjudicators. Debating societies Berlin Debating Union (BDU, Berlin), Debattierclub Goethes Faust Frankfurt (Frankfurt), Debattierclub Kiel, Debattierclub München (Munich), Debattierclub Münster, Wortgefechte Potsdam, Debattierklub Wien (Vienna). [caption id="attachment_25445" align="alignright" width="400"] The Opening Ceremony. © 2014 Matthias Carcasona[/caption] Debate teams BDU A: Philip Schröder, Christina Dexel BDU B: Lilian Seffer, Alexander Hans BDU C: Pegah Maham, Christof Kebschull Frankfurt A: Andreas Dreher, Sven Schuppener Kiel ...
Dec 29th, 2014 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

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 BerlinKai 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 Eltringham, who works at the American Academy in Berlin, he represented the government side in a public debate on the first evening of the Berlin Intervarsity. The question debated was: “Does Europe need the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?” Speakers at the public debate (from left to right): John Eltringham, Kai Dittmann, Christoph Krakowiak, Rebecca Irvine and Philipp Stiel (c) ...
Apr 13th, 2014 | By | Category: international, Klartext Europa, Veranstaltungen | Comments Off on How does TTIP affect the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte? The first European Debates Conference in Berlin

New executive in Berlin

The Berlin Debating Union (BDU) has elected a new executive board: Niels Schröter is the new president. He is supported by Bruno Davids (treasurer) and Julian Ohm, Christina Dexel and Marijana Todorović. They follow Dessislava Kirova (president) and Juliane Mendelsohn (treasurer), Kai Dittmann, John-Thomas Eltringham and Juliane Zeuschner. apf
Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive in Berlin

Berlin siegt beim Vienna IV 2012

Berlin won the Vienna IV 2012! ...
Mar 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin siegt beim Vienna IV 2012

Galway Euros 2011: Facts and Figures

Since we guess that our appreciated readers follow us on Twitter your head will most probably be replete with impressions from Galway Euros. But what are the facts and figures about the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros)? Or maybe you have been there yourself and want to sort things out now? Your Achte Minute team provides you with all you might want to know - and even beyond. By the way, you still might wanna follow the Hashtag #EUDC on Twitter - you'll find funny stories and how everybody copes with the ...
Aug 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | mit 6 Kommentaren

Galway Euros 2011: The German language teams

Achtung, the Germans! The teams from the German speaking regions make up one of the largest groups here at Galway Euros, the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC and Euros) held in Ireland this year. 17 teams from Germany and Austria are competing for the title at the western coast of the Emerald Isle. To make sure you keep your fingers crossed for the right teams, we are presenting you with the names: ...
Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 4 Kommentaren

Der dritte Boddencup – Ein Wasserstandsbericht von Manuel Adams

Rain, rain, rain - all over Germany! But the brave debaters of the Boddencup never gave in and even did their BBQ in Greifswald. A short lesson on German geography: "Bodden are brackish bodies of water along the southwestern shores of the Baltic Sea, primarily in Germany's state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern around the island of Rügen," as Wikipedia has it. This year's Boddencup was staged by Greifwald's debating society for the third time in a row. It was also the final of the first season of Freie Debattierliga, or free debating league (FDL). Read more on a rainy weekend by the ...
Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

New executive board in Berlin

New executive board in the German capital: The Berlin Debating Union (BDU) elected a new board. Dessislava Kirova was confirmed in her office as president. She is now supported by John Eltringham, Juliane Mendelsohn, Kai Dittmann und Juliane Zeuschner. Good luck to BDU, especially with the Worlds ahead!
Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Berlin

Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute

Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute“Embracing Dissent“ is the motto of the WUDC Berlin 2013 – “We believe this reflects the enlightening and liberating clash of ideas that shaped European and German history - and, of course, what makes debate relevant and exciting”, the Facebook site of WUDC Berlin 2013 announced. No doubt, there is a natural dissent between the fractions of a parliamentary debate. Yet, there might also be dissent during the preparatory phase of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worlds), for instance in a heated debate about the motto. However, consent was the motto when now WUDC convenor Patrick Ehmann travelled the ...
May 18th, 2011 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute

Nofretete is going to stay in Berlin – Second masters’ debate of BDU

Egyptian queen in the German capital - The motion of the second masters’ debate of Berlin Debating Union (BDU) was especially directed to a Berlin audience: "Who is owning Nefertiti? This house would give the bust of Nofretete back to Egypt!" Georg Sommerfeld and Johannes Häger (Opening Government) talked about the rude and somehow illegal methods that were used to bring the bust to Germany in 1913. They also explained that Nefertiti is an important symbol for the Egyptian history and identity and so would belong to Cairo. Juliane Mendelsohn and Niels Schröter (Opening Opposition) disagreed. Nefertiti's bust has been exhumed ...
Feb 15th, 2011 | By | Category: News of debating clubs, Themen | Comments Off on Nofretete is going to stay in Berlin – Second masters’ debate of BDU

Controversial Masters’ Debate in Berlin

Reaching a broad public, debating controversial social topics, provoke thoughts – that’s the idea behind the Masters’ Debate. In this way the Berlin Debating Union (BDU) wants to perform its sociopolitical role. Furthermore the members of BDU want to show what is possible in a really good debate and that even difficult, controversial and contra intuitive motions can be discussed in a reasonable, ambitious and entertaining way. So early December's motion was a heavy one: “This house would allow disabled parents (in countries where pre-implantation diagnostics are allowed) to choose embryos with the same disability.” The Opening Government with Annette Kirste and ...
Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: News of debating clubs, Themen | Comments Off on Controversial Masters’ Debate in Berlin

Berlin is the place to be! – BDU wants to bring Worlds 2013 to the German capital

Berlin is the place to be! – BDU wants to bring Worlds 2013 to the German capitalTogether with his club mates John Eltringham and Cloud Ramasendaran, Patrick Ehmann, president of the Berlin Debating Union (BDU) has travelled to England for the Oxford IV this weekend. On his agenda: Of course taking part in the most prestigious and biggest debating competition in Europe – besides Euros. But much more important: Patrick and his companions are going to shake lots of hands since they just started their PR tour across Europe to advertise their bid for the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC a.k.a. Worlds) 2013. To gain a broad majority for their project, they chose to start in ...
Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin is the place to be! – BDU wants to bring Worlds 2013 to the German capital

Berlin presents Worlds bid

The Berlin Debating Union (BDU) has made a decision: They want to bring the Worlds to Germany! On Saturday, Patrick Ehmann, John Eltringham and Cloud Ramasendaran are going to present their bid for convening the World Universities Debating Championships at the Oxford IV. The support of VDCH, the Association of Debating Societies at Universities, facilitated the decision of Berlin Debating Union: “Only because we know we have the German debating circuit to support us we dare to do this,” BDU president Patrick admits. He is even more delighted to have other German debaters at the Oxford IV to back BDU’s presentation ...
Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 9 Kommentaren

Berlin Debating Union staged Alternate Timeline Memorandum Cup

In early August, Berlin Debating Union (BDU) staged a fun tournament, the first Alternate Timeline Memorandum Cup, as is reported on BDU’s homepage. Twelve teams – some consisting of only one speaker who filled both positions of the team – debated bizarre and comical motions such as “This house would try to teach great apes the finite nature of their existence” or “This house would merge consciousnesses”. It was up to the individual speakers to decide upon the language of debate, be it English or German. In the preliminary rounds, the speakers functioned as their own jurors. That gave Hauke ...
Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: News of debating clubs, Themen, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Irish cheer for Germany – Pubs and Football at Cork Open 2010

Cork lies in South Ireland, where the country is green, the people are drunk and the beer does not foam. At least that is the chliché. The truth, of course, is different: There is foaming beer - and even drunk you may experience great debates in Cork! Twenty teams, most of them from Ireland and Great Britain, prepared for Euros on June 25 and 26 in Cork. Ross McGuire was Chief Adjudicator, just as he will be in Amsterdam for Euros. Team "Magic Dripping Walls" (Eoghan Casey and Paddy Rooney from Dublin) persuaded adjudicators and audience the most and won the ...
Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Berlin IV 2010

Das zunächst als Berlin Open angekündigte Turnier hat einen neuen Namen bekommen und wird jetzt als Berlin IV (Intervarsity) 2010 von 23. bis 25. April (statt wie zunächst angekündigt Ende März) in der deutschen Hauptstadt ausgetragen. 72 Zweierteams sollen sich in englischer Sprache im Debattierformat BPS miteinander messen. Geplant sind bei dem Turnier des VDCH-Clubs Berlin Debating Union (BDU) fünf Vorrunden mit allgemeinem Break ins Viertelfinale bzw. ESL-Break ins gesonderte ESL-Halbfinale. Chefjuroren sind Patrick Ehmann (BDU), Leela Koenig (Chefjurorin EUDC Amsterdam 2010) und Doug Cochran (WUDC 2010 Finaljuror). Die Teilnahme kostet 25 Euro pro Person. Der Veranstalterclub BDU sorgt für ...
Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin IV 2010

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