Posts Tagged ‘ WUDC 2013 ’

“Home is where you’re happy!” Sarah Jaglitz and Tina Reimann about Intercultural Affairs at WUDC Berlin 2013

"Home is where you’re happy!" Sarah Jaglitz and Tina Reimann about Intercultural Affairs at WUDC Berlin 2013For the World Universities Debating Championship in Berlin 2013 intercultural affairs plays an important role in ensuring a smooth tournament. There are lots of intercultural bricks to drop: by using inappropriate phrases, serving inadequate dishes or just simply ignoring cultural differences in the daily interaction with participants. The intercultural affairs team headed by Sarah Jaglitz and Tina Reimann works on making the stay for 400 teams from all around the globe as comfortable as possible. Tina studied intercultural communication at the University of Halle where she was a member of Klartext Debating. Today she is working in international affairs in China. ...
Dec 15th, 2012 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Comments Off on “Home is where you’re happy!” Sarah Jaglitz and Tina Reimann about Intercultural Affairs at WUDC Berlin 2013

When again will you be able to help out at such a big project? – Teresa Widlok talks about managing the participant affairs at WUDC.

We all know it out of our own tournament experience: waiting to get the desired slots, the first information about the schedule, and the innate hope that the OrgComm does not forget about all the requests you had. Whatever happened at a small tournament, will also apply to the World Debating Championships. The sub-department ‘participant affairs’ will ensure that all participants feel well informed and taken care of so that they can travel to Berlin with no worries beforehand. Christian Landrock talked to Teresa Widlok, one of the divisional heads in charge of registration issues. Teresa has been debating for the ...
Nov 14th, 2012 | By | Category: international | mit 4 Kommentaren

How to not live in a bubble – talking with Filip Bubenheimer about the range of excursions at Berlin Worlds.

One of the nice side effects of international tournaments is certainly getting to know other cities with their distinctive peculiarities. Thus, nearly every convener of an international tournament arranges excursions to the prominent sights a city has to offer. But what if this international tournament, with more than 1400 participants, takes place in a city called Berlin, which is full of historic, social, cultural and political sights? Filip Bubenheimer, student of law, winner of the north-German debating championships (2008, 2010) and member of the Berlin Debating Union (BDU) is responsible for organizing an enjoyable time for all the participants. Christian ...
Oct 8th, 2012 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on How to not live in a bubble – talking with Filip Bubenheimer about the range of excursions at Berlin Worlds.

Rags to riches? – Interview with Kai Dittmann about money for Worlds 2013

Kai Dittmann am Pult - bei den Worlds kratzt er das Geld zusammen. (Foto: Privat)About 1,400 people will assemble in Berlin in December to compete at the World Universities Debating Championship 2013 (a.k.a. WUDC or Worlds). Kai Dittman from Berlin Debating Union is in charge of the finance department. Viviane Clarin talked to him about what the guests will need and how he is raising the funds. Please read the German version of the interview to learn more about the details. The Berlin Debating Union bid for hosting the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC or Worlds) was confirmed in Botswana 2011 and reconfirmed in Manila 2012. The hosts expect about 1.400 Debattierer from around 70 ...
Jun 20th, 2012 | By | Category: international | mit 2 Kommentaren

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

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