Friday, December 28, 2007

Debate - BP Include Civilian Nuclear Power in the NPT



Semifinal round at the CIMB Group World Universities Peace Invitation Debate held in December 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Government: Sydney B & Sydney A; Opposition: Cambridge & Ataneo de Manila. Advancing to finals were Sydney A & Cambridge.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Debate - BP Civil Disobedience



Round three at World University Peace Invitational Debates held in December 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Motion: This House believes that civil disobedience is an essential part of a democracy. Government: Cambridge & Sydney B; Opposition: Sydney A & Queens University. Sydney B was ranked first.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Debate - BP All Public Bathrooms should be Unisex

Practice debate at the University of Vermont held by the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont. The debaters are: Proposition - Gergana Zapryanova, Carina Berg, Maeline Murphy Hall and Sam Ricker. Opposition - Lucas Caress, Joe Torda, Danielle Bauman and Arman Ismail. Chaired by David Register. 30 November 2007.

http://debate.uvm.edu/debateblog/LDU/The_Team.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Debate - BP Apologize for Colonialism



From the International Debate Academy, Slovenia, 2007
See http://internationaldebateacademy.blogspot.com

This House would apologize for Colonialism.
1st Proposition:
Alfred Snider, Director, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA
Rhydian Morgan, Consultant, GRM Communications, UK
1st Opposition:
Neill Harvey-Smith, Consultant, Debate Chambers, UK
Branka Marusic, President, European Universities Debate Council, Croatia
2nd Proposition:
Sam Nelson, Cornell University, USA
Jens Fischer, Berlin Debating Union, Germany
2nd Opposition:
Loke Wing Fatt, S.A.I.D., Singapore
Uve Poom, Current Euros EFL Champion, Estonia

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Debate - BP USA Out of Iraq, Vermont Finals



Final round, featuring Rochester & HWSmith as government teams, while HWSmith & Bard were opposition teams. The decision was announced for Bard.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lecture: Worlds Format - Evidence & Support

Lecture given by Alfred Snider of the University of Vermont.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lecture: Policy Debate - Choosing an Affirmative Case

13 guidelines for selecting an affirmative case. This lecture was delivered by David Berube of the University of South Carolina (now at North Carolina State University) given at the World Debate Institution in 2001.

Lecture: Policy Debate - Narratives & Ironic Argument

A lecture delivered by John Meany of the Claremont Colleges delivered at the 2001 World Debate Institute.

Lecture: Policy Debate - Negative Strategy

Lecture at the 2001 World Debate Institute delivered by Maxwell Schnurer, now of Humboldt State University in California.

Lecture: Policy Debate - Dirty Debate Tricks

A discussion among debaters led by Sarah Snider (now Sarah Green) and Kate Shuster held at the 2001 World Debate Institute.

Lecture: Policy Debate - Speaking

Helen Morgan Parmett of the University of Vermont delivers this lecture at the 2001 World Debate Institute.

Lecture: Policy Debate - Counterplan & Disadvantage Strategy

Jethro Hayman of Cornell University delivers this lecture at the 2001 World Debate Institute.

Lecture: Policy Debate - The Organized Debater

Jethro Hayman of Cornell University delivers this lecture at the 2001 World Debate Institute.




Monday, October 22, 2007

Lecture: Policy Debate - 1st Negative Constructive

From the 2001 World Debate Institute at the University of Vermont. Lecture is by David Berube of the University of South Carolina.

CEDA Champoinship Debate 2002

Fort Hays State of Kansas debate Michigan State University in the 2002 final round. The topic is about federal government involvement in Indian Country.

PART ONE



PART TWO

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lecture: Judging the Worlds Format

A lecture by Alistair Cormack, President of the Durham University Union, at the University of Vermont on September 29, 2007. Several judges attended and asked questions. Thanks to the English Speaking Union for sponsoring this tour. About 50 minutes.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Lecture: Introduction to Worlds Format Debating

A presentation at the University of Vermont in September, 2007 introducing the Worlds (or BP) debate format. Presentation by Alex Just, president of the Oxford Union. Thanks to the English Speaking Union for this.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Lecture: Points of Information in Worlds Style

A lecture by Alfred Snider to University of Vermont debaters. Thanks to the Lawrence Debate Union for this.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Lecture: Case Building in Worlds Style

A lecture on case building in the Worlds style by Alfred Snider of the University of Vermont. Delivered to beginning debaters.

Frans van Eemeren to Keynote Better World Conference


Frans van Eemeren, perhaps the most noted argumentation scholar in the world, has agreed to be the keynote speaker in argumentation at the 2008 conference. Professor van Eemeren will also serve on the argumentation evaluation committee along with David Williams of Florida Atlantic University will also be on that committee.

Here is a description of Frans van Eemeren's background from http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/f.h.vaneemeren/

Frans van Eemeren is Professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric in the University of Amsterdam and director of the research programme 'Argumentation in discourse' of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. His research interests include argumentation theory and rhetorical and dialectical analysis of argumentative discourse.

Prof. Frans van Eemeren is internationally recognised researcher in the field of argumentation theory and rhetoric, as is visible by his numerous credits (keynotes, awards, guest professorships, translations into Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, etc.); Supervised 24 doctoral students who all graduated; Editor and member of editorial boards of a large number of international scientific journals (editor of Argumentation, the most important journal in the field) and book series (such as Kluwer Academic’s Argumentation Library); Chairman of theInternational Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA); Administrator and experienced programme manager who also has experience in leading and attending international educational programmes (among others DASA and University College Utrecht). Acting director of the Institute for Cultural Analysis and director of the research programme Argumentation in Discourse (ASCA). Currently he is also a Guest Professor at New York University.

His publications include Studies in Pragma-Dialectics (with Rob Grootendorst, eds., 1994); Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory. Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments (with Rob Grootendorst, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans and others, 1996); Logic and Argumentation (with Johan van Benthem, Rob Grootendorst and Frank Veltman, eds., 1996).

Find complete information about the conference at http://debate.uvm.edu/betterworld.htm

Lecture: Flowing in Worlds Style

A lecture by Alfred Snider of the University of Vermont and the World Debate Institute.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

At Republican "Event" a Debate Breaks Out

Debatescoop is an organized attempt to get academic debate experts involved in evaluating and understanding the many debates surrounding the American political process. This is especially true of the presidential races now underway. I offer a huge congratulations to Ross Smith, Tim O'Donnell, Alan Louden and others working on this project.

Every day it is worth a look at http://www.debatescoop.org/

Check this story out, from http://www.debatescoop.org/story/2007/9/6/141217/0547

A Debate Broke Out
By Ross Smith 09/06/2007 02:12:17 PM EST
The format of the FOX News debate last night, 90 minutes, eight candidates, 60 second answers, 30 second "rebuttals" has been criticized as not really a debate, more an extended forum.

Last night a debate broke out: [see video]

How refreshing. Does it not leave you (whatever side you are on) wanting more? Does it not reveal the principals and the abilities of these two better than the regular format does?


Monday, September 10, 2007

Debate - BP Community Service for High School Graduation

http://interface.audiovideoweb.com/lnk/ca25quick27034/Philosophy/Round+Robin+Final+Debate+%282007%29.mov/play.qtl

<== Hobart & William Smith College

2007 Invitational Round Robin held at Hobat & William Smith College, featuring teams from McGill & Harvard (government) and Harvard & Yale (opposition).
This house supports requiring community service for graduation from high school.

Thanks to Eric Barnes for this video.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

University of Vermont Changes - good or bad?

This program starts the 2007-2008 school year and features a discussion of the many changes at UVM over the last two years and how the move towards "Fogel's Vision" has changed the overall experience at the University of Vermont.

Panelists this week include: Joseph Torda, Sam Natale, Alfred Snider, Carina Berg and Sam Ricker.

This is the first Flashpoint to be delivered via Google Video. Let us know what you think at alfred.snider@uvm.edu.


Monday, September 3, 2007

Tibetan Monks Debating

Several short videos here.







NAUDL Makes Presentation at 2004 Alliance for Excellent Education Meeting


This is a link to another server that is offering the video of the presentation made by the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (http://www.urbandebate.org/ ) at the Alliance for Excellent Education meeting in 2004.

Here is what the NAUDL is saying about this video:

The NAUDL presented at the the Alliance for Excellent Education's second annual national conference on American high school policy, Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s High Schools, in October, 2004. The conference brought together over 100 of the top leaders on secondary education reform from around the nation. The NAUDL was one of only seven plenary presentations. Highlights included participation from three UDL alumni -- Margarita Morales (Newark), Jarrell Anderson (Baltimore, D.C.), and Carneil Griffin (Chicago) -- and Superintendent Marion Bolden (Newark Public Schools). Click on the AEE logo to view the 45-minute presentation.
You will need RealPlayer (http://real.com ) to vkew this video.It is a free download.
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Debate: WSDC - Budva Open Finals 2006


PHOTO: Winning Croatia team celebrates

The final round of the Budva Open 2006 was held at the Queen of Montenegro Hotel just outside Budva in a lovely setting. The tournament had yielded these as the best two teams. Before a large audience, the media, and representatives of the Montenegro Education Ministry, Croatia debated Budva 1 on the motion, Brain drain should be regulated. The debate was a 3-0 decision for the proposition/affirmative.

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Video: National Public Policy Forum 2007


The Bickel and Brewer Foundation’s National Public Policy Forum is promoted and explained in the video below. It is a great competition and a great time. This is a short video put together by Bickel & Brewer and features a number of people who are involved in the event. Check out their website at http://www.bickelbrewer.com/index.php?id=debate

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Friday, August 31, 2007

World Schools Debate 1: Format

This lecture is from the 2007 World Debate Institute, specifically from the World Schools Debate Workshop. In this lecture director Bojana Skrt of Slovenia introduces the format. For more information, go to http://worlddebateinstitute.blogspot.com or to http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/ .

Debate: World Schools Ormuz, Slovenia 2007 Final

The debate was recorded by the members of the Pro et Contra institute, Institut for the culture of dialog (www.ljudmila.org/debata).







Debate: Policy Debate on School Uniforms

This debate is a demonstration debate for those who are unfamiliar with policy debating. It makes for a useful introduction. It features Greta Lockwood, Sarah Snider, Andy Ellis and Helen Morgan Parmett. More videos available at http://debate.uvm.edu/watch.html

The timing seems to be off a bit but these sorts of technologies are in their infancy.




Debate: Middle School - Television is a Bad Influence

This is a sample debate for the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP). Students are debating the topic: "Television is a bad influence." The judge's decision is available elsewhere on Google Video.

Thanks to Middle School Public Debate Program http://middleschooldebate.com

Panel Discussion: How To Be a Middle School Debate League President

Thanks to the Middle School Public Debate Program http://middleschooldebate.com

Monday, August 20, 2007

Debate: Academic Bill of Rights

This is a debate between 2 Argument courses at the University of Pittsburgh on the question of whether the University should implement an academic bill of rights banning viewpoint discrimination.

The debate features 8 University of Pittsburgh Undergraduates.

The respondent to the debate is Dr. James V. Maher, Provost of the University of Pittsburgh.

The debate begins with a brief introduction of the debaters, followed by the debate (45 minutes) response by the Provost (10 minutes) and some Q&A from the audience (15 minutes). «

Friday, August 17, 2007

Debate: Policy Debate Demonstration from World Debate Institute - Another



From the World Debate Institute at the University of Vermont, comes this lengthy debate.

WDI website is at
http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/

WDI blogsite is at
http://worlddebateinstitute.blogspot.com


This policy debate is on the topic:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its constructive engagement with the government of one or more of: Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it should include offering them a security guarantee(s) and/or a substantial increase in foreign assistance.

The debate featured four outstanding debaters, Doowan Chung of Wake Forest, Brian Rubiae of Texas-Dallas, Kyle Zarazan of Kansas State and Liz Lauzon of Richmond. This was the first demonstration debate of the two-week program.

Dr. Kevin Kuswa of Richmond leads a discussion after the debate.

In case you do not know, American policy debate takes place at high speed and utilizes a lot of quoted evidence read into the debate. The audio quality of these files is good enough to hear the voices very well.

There are two parts, get both, right click to download these large files, best viewed through iTunes:
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoldemo1a.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoldemo1b.m4v

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Debate: Policy Debate Demonstration from World Debate Institute


From the World Debate Institute at the University of Vermont, comes this lengthy debate.

http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/

This policy debate is on the topic:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its constructive engagement with the government of one or more of: Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it should include offering them a security guarantee(s) and/or a substantial increase in foreign assistance.

The debate featured four outstanding debaters, Doowan Chung of Wake Forest, Brian Rubiae of Texas-Dallas, Eric Cole of West Georgia and Liz Lauzon of Richmond. This was the second demonstration debate of the two-week program.

Dr. Kevin Kuswa of Richmond leads a discussion after the debate.

In case you do not know, American policy debate takes place at high speed and utilizes a lot of quoted evidence read into the debate. The audio quality of these files is good enough to hear the voices very well.

There are two parts, get both, right click to download these large files, best viewed through iTunes:
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoldemo2a.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi06cpoldemo2b.m4v

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Debate: Finals from WDI World Schools Workshop


<== Teams in the Finals

The final round of the WDI World Schools Workshop is now online. The motion was: This House would ban elective cosmetic surgery. The judges were James Probert of the English Speaking Union in London, Peejay Garcia the national World Schools coach for Korea, and Alfred Snider th director of WDI. The decision was 2-1 for the opposition. Right click to download the large file, best viewed in iTunes: http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07wsfinals.m4v

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lectures: USA College Policy Debate Topic 2007-2008 From World Debate Institute



From the World Debate Institute National College Policy Debate Workshop held at the University of Vermont, you can see the lectures even though you were not in attendance.

We have six college policy topic lectures that we are sharing. There were others, but we have picked these six.

The topic is - Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its constructive engagement with the government of one or more of: Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it should include offering them a security guarantee(s) and/or a substantial increase in foreign assistance.

Right click to download, click to watch right away, bigger files best viewed through iTunes. We suggest that you download (right click) them and then watch. Bigger files look fine in full screen.

Smaller files: (less than 100 MB)
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic1.mov
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic2.mov
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic3.mov
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic4.mov
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic5.mov
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic6.mov

Larger files: (full podcast format, can be large)
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic1.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic2.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic3.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic4.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic5.m4v
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/wdi07cpoltopic6.m4v

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Intelligence Squared Debates Now Available as Podcasts


See the story about Intelligence Squared public debates at
http://globaldebateblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/intelligencesquared-makes-debate.html

From http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6263392

NPR is making these debates available as podcasts. Download the unedited debate. Here are a list of some of those available:

'A Booming China Spells Trouble for America'

May 23, 2007 · In the past 30 years, China has transitioned from a state-controlled economy to an economic superpower. A panel of experts debates whether the Middle Kingdom's new status on the global stage poses a threat to the United States. Web Extra Hear, Download the Debate

'Better More Surveillance than Another 9/11'

April 25, 2007 · A panel of experts debates the notion that more domestic surveillance in the United States is better than the risk of another terrorist attack like the one on Sept. 11, 2001. Opponents of government snooping say that diminishing civil liberties plays right into the hands of terrorists. Web Extra Download the Full Debate

'Global Warming Is Not a Crisis'

March 22, 2007 · Climate change is big news these days, from melting mountain glaciers to warming seas. Panelists in a recent debate tried to answer the question of whether the buildup of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is leading to a crisis. Web Extra Hear, Download the Debate

Is America Too Damn Religious?

February 16, 2007 · As if it weren't provocative enough to hold a debate on religion in America, panelists in a recent debate were tasked with answering the following question: "Is America Too Damn Religious?" Web Extra Hear, Download the Debate

Hollywood and the Spread of Anti-Americanism

December 20, 2006 · The U.S. entertainment industry provides billions of people around the world with their primary impressions of American culture. At the same time, anti-American sentiment is rising. Experts debate what relationship, if any, exists between these two phenomena.

Hamas: Government or Terrorist Organization?

December 6, 2006 · Hamas was democratically elected by Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. Is it still a terrorist organization? Expert panelists consider that question as part of the latest debate in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series. Web Extra Download the Debate

Weighing the Limits of Freedom of Expression

October 26, 2006 · Earlier this year, protests erupted worldwide after a Danish newspaper published caricatures of the prophet Muhammad. In the wake of the furor, experts debate the question of whether the freedom of expression must include the license to offend. Web Extra Hear or Download the Debate

Debating a Nuclear Iran

October 3, 2006 · Should the world tolerate a nuclear Iran or should the United States and its allies take military action to stop Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime from acquiring nuclear weapons. That's the focus of a debate among expert analysts. Web Extra Download the Debate

Monday, August 6, 2007

Debates: NPDA Debates Available on Google Video


Danny Cantrell has uploaded a number of NPDA debates to Google video.

To find them, go to:
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=npda+parli&hl=en

Website Harvests Videos About Debate from YouTube and Google


The site is: http://youdebate.blogspot.com/

This website links debate related videos from popular video sharing sites like YouTube, Google Videos and others to form a compendium of videos available. More and longer videos can be found at: Debate Central http://debate.uvm.edu/watch.html

Debates: Policy Debate Videos Now Posted Online


From matt_moore85@hotmail.com

The site is http://debatevideos.blogspot.com/

I put up all my videos from the NDT and the remaining videos I had yet to post from CEDA nats. I still have some NDT videos to post, but this is the first wave I got done. If you have any videos that I could link up to the site let me know. I will be putting a how to guide together for everyone in the near future on this.
http://debatevideos.blogspot.com/

Video: "Master Debaters" Parody from National Lampoon

From alexberger@gmail.com

As the e-debate enthusiasts among you may remember, a few years ago I (along with former Georgetown Day School alums Matt Ornstein and Anand Singh) produced a comedy debating show for National Lampoon called Master Debaters. After three years of laziness, I finally got the thing on YouTube (it wasn't nearly as complicated as I expected). So, for those of you who are interested, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg1cMWKBByA

Description: America's oldest humorous debating society, The Master Debaters settle humanity's weightiest questions like: "Does smoking marijuana really make you smarter?"; "What's the greatest superpower of all time" and "If you're going to cheat, should you cheat off the Asian kid?" Featuring celebrities Danielle Fishel (Boy Meets World), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Ben Gleib (The Real Wedding Crashers), Dennis Haskins (Saved by the Bell), Matthew Lesko ("the question mark suit guy"), and Kato Kaelin (OJ Simpson's guesthouse).

Debate: USA CEDA Nationals Final Round


David Steinberg, President of the Cross Examination Debate Association, has announced the link to the 2007 final round video. You might find it hard to hear ths speeches, so see for yourself.

http://xstream1.ou.edu:554/training/debate/debate.mov

Debate: 2006 Middle School National Championship

The Middle School Public Debate Program http://www.middleschooldebate.com/ has some excellent video offerings.

Watch the final public debate of the 2006 championship tournament!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8341697726870399352

If you have a hard time there, you can right click and download the whole file from
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/msdpfinal2007.mp4

This is the final public debate of the 2006 national championship for students in the Middle School Public Debate Program. The debate features students from the Marlborough School, in Los Angeles, and students from Canyon Hills Junior High School, in Chino Valley Unified. The debate is on the topic "Pakistan is more an enemy than an ally of the United States."

More than 600 people watched this debate, held at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. To learn more about the Middle School Public Debate Program, visit our website at www.middleschooldebate.com. Copies of this DVD can be ordered by contacting MSPDP Director Kate Shuster at kate.shuster@claremontmckenna.edu «

Contact Kate Shuster kate.shuster@claremontmckenna.edu for more information.

Contest: The People Speak Contest in Vermont


The UN Foundation, the International Debate Education Association and the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont held a statewide Vermont speech contest for middle school and high school students in November 2006. Each school had a contest and then the winners were invited to UVM for a final contest. This is the grand final. Students from six schools gave speeches on the topic of global cooperation. The winner at the middle school level was Nikhil Patel of Tuttle Middle School and the winner of the high school level was Keenan Lantz of Burlington High School. Congratulations to them. Schools winner receive a $50 prize and the two final winners receive a $150 prize. Congratulations to all the students.

Right click to download or click to watch right away. Best viewed on a computer with iTunes.
http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/0335tpscontestfinals.m4v

Debate: War Criminals Should Be Tried in Their Home Countries - in Serbian


PHOTO: The eight students in a debate I judged on the motion, Serbia should not join the European Union.

This debate is in Serbian. We picked eight top debaters from the 30+ in the workshop that Bojana Skrt and I held at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade on 22-24 December 2006. It was a very spirited debate and a good model for those Serbian-speakers interested in debating. Tomislav Kargacin was the chair. It was a great weekend in Belgrade and I look forward to going back. By the way, the second opposition team was voted the best by the audience.

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Lecture: Debate Keynote from 2006 Koper Conference - Steve Woods


PHOTO: Steve Woods at the event

Here is the abstract from Steve’s talk, which took place at the November 2006 conference in Koper, Slovenia, entitled Thinking and Speaking a Better World: International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment.

Debate Keynote:

Steve Woods
USA

Debate and the Liberation from Fear: How Can Arguments Set Us Free?

Reflections on the power of debate to transform its participants in positive ways to activate citizenship and overcome challenges to building community.

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Lecture: Critical Pedagogy Keynote from 2006 Koper Conference - Alfred Snider


PHOTO: Me at the event

Here is the abstract from my talk, which took place at the November 2006 conference in Koper, Slovenia, entitled Thinking and Speaking a Better World: International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment.

PEDAGOGY KEYNOTE

Alfred Snider
USA

Debate across the curriculum: the next phase

The debate across the curriculum concept that has been introduced by two books written by my colleague Maxwell Schnurer and myself has met with wide application and some approval.
This lecture will summarize the basic concept and how it has been applied, then discuss the issues that now need to be addressed in its development and use.
These issues include:
• The need to refine the concepts, topics and formats for specific disciplines, making sure to design them in such a way that the best meet the needs of students and teachers.
• The need to develop formats that better meet the time requirements of specific teachers, such as short formats for daily or infrequent use, formats that can include a larger number of students as well as longer formats for end-of-term projects where the debate is a culmination of the work students have done.
• Procedures and instruments for proper assessment of debate across the curriculum methods that take into account vast differences in the application of the method, the abilities of different teachers in applying it and the great differences between the students it is being used with.
In conclusion I will call for a global depository of information about debate across the curriculum techniques so that teachers everywhere will have easy access to the information.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Lecture: Argumentation Keynote from 2006 Koper Conference - Peter Houtlosser


PHOTO: Peter Houtlosser at the event

Here is the abstract from Peter’s talk, which took place at the November 2006 conference in Koper, Slovenia, entitled Thinking and Speaking a Better World: International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment. Thanks to Peter for his permission to tape and upload this video.

Peter Houtlosser
Netherlands

Strategic manoeuvring: Conceptualisation and application

In this lecture I aim to provide an overview of the elements of the theory of strategic manoeuvring that Frans van Eemeren and I have developed in the last decade. The lecture elucidates in what way the notion of strategic manoeuvring captures both dialectical and rhetorical perspectives on the analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse by explaining how strategic manoeuvring enables arguers to reconcile their ambition to argue in a reasonable way and their aspiration to have their own position accepted. After briefly discussing the parameters for designing a typology of the various forms of strategic manoeuvring, I shall show how every particular form of strategic manoeuvring has its own conditions for demarcating sound from fallacious instances of that form of manoeuvring and how these conditions determine the criteria are that can be used to evaluate whether or not the demarcation line between sound and fallacious manoeuvring has been transgressed. Finally, I shall discuss in more detail what arguers can do to respond to fallacious instances of strategic manoeuvring in such a way that they avoid committing a counter-fallacy while they are at the same time effective in neutralizing their opponent’s fallacious move.

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Video: Ten Years of Slovenia Debate, a Panel


PHOTO: Koper Museum, where the discussion took place

It was ten years ago that competitive academic debating began in Slovenia, sponsored by the Open Society Institute. Today it is an independently funded national activity that has penetrated every level of Slovenian society. High schools, elementary schools, universities, public outreach projects and a national weekly television program are just part of the story.

In this discussion Bojana Skrt, director of ZIP (the national debate organization) is joined by teachers and former debaters to discuss how it started, what debate has meant, the magic moments and also the challenges and barriers. This is the first sixty minutes of a ninety minute discussion.

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Video: WSDC 2006 Documentary


PHOTO: Team Australia, 2006 Champion

The video documenting the 2006 World Schools Debating Championship is now available. Here is the information the organizers are providing about the DVD.

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is delighted to announce the launch of a commemorative DVD covering the 2006 World Schools Debating Championships.

Many of you will remember the cameras that followed teams during the tournament in July. One of those film crews was working for media4schools, an organisation which helps students to put together broadcast-quality films. The fruits of their labour are now available for all!

The film is approximately 35 minutes long, and includes extracts from debates, interviews, and footage of many of our social and other events. Each DVD costs £12, which includes postage to any country in the world. We have set up a PayPal account, which means that you can pay with all major credit cards.

To order your copy, please visit www.wales2006.com and follow the link from the front page.

Best wishes

Martin Pollard
Convenor, Debate Wales 2006
martinpollard@WCIA.ORG.UK

Debate: Nuclear Power - International Debate Academy 2006


This BP-style debate took place at the conclusion of the International Debate Academy Slovenia 2006 between the teams who had the best records in the five round tournament and advanced through the two semifinal debates.

60 debaters from 17 countries attended the six day event.

The motion was: the European Parliament should condemn expansion of nuclear power to generate electricity.

The teams:
1st Government: Branka Marusic, Croatia & Filip Dobranic, Slovenia
2nd Government: Anna Kerr & Maya Cimerman, Slovenia
1st Opposition: Sean Leuchtefeld & Elizabeth Berthold, USA
2nd Opposition: Uve Poom, Estonia & Urshka Derganc, Slovenia

Judges were:
Sam Greenland, Chair, Australia via Hong Kong via Oxford
Chris Burk, USA
Mizan, Malaysia
Branka Josimov, Serbia
Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore
Jens Fischer, Germany
Sam Nelson, USA

The decision was for the 1st Opposition team. Congratulations to all.

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Debate: Rebrand International University Bremen


PHOTO: Organizers of the event, left to right, Felix, Ana, Henrik, myself, Gabriella, Mattias

When I went to do a three-day debate workshop at International University Bremen they were in a bit of a confused state. Just days before the Jacobs Foundation had announced a 200 million euro donation to the university. The workshop went well and a lot of other German universities had students attending, but there was always the talk in the air of what the money would mean to the school.

The organizers (above) decided that on Sunday we would have a debate about rebranding the university to Jacobs University Bremen, I agreed to participate in any position on either side. We got some people from other schools and some alumni and we did it. This is a tape of that debate. We did shorten to five minute speeches to keep enough time for floor speeches, and there were a lot (though not on my tape).

I want to thank Gabriella Olariu, my partner, as the judges chose us as the first team in the debate. Kevin Koh, from Singapore via Leipzig, was named the audience favorite speaker.

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Debate: Serbia vs. Slovenia on National Heritage


PHOTO: The four debaters from the event

This debate was held in the Ljubljana Faculty of Law on October 20 2006. It was a debate in the American parliamentary debate format. The government team was from the Belgrade University Faculty of Organizational Studies, while the opposition team was from the Ljubljana University Faculty of Law. The debate was judged by Alfred Snider of the University of Vermont. The critique of the debate is at the end.

The motion was: This house would be indifferent towards national heritage. The government team chose to focus on the Serbian government’s approach to the independence of Kosovo.

The decision was for the opposition.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Pakistani Students Discuss Stereotypes of Muslims and Americans


This is a group of Pakistani students who attended the International Student Leaders Program held in cooperation with the World Debate Institute this summer at the University of Vermont. Students designed, rehearsed and then filmed a round table discussion on this issue. For more information go to: https://sharepoint.uvm.edu/sites/ce/global/isi/Academic%20Program/Forms/AllItems.aspx .

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lecture: World Schools - Format Basics


This is a lecture by Bojana Skrt of Slovenia. It was the opening lecture of the World Schools Debate Workshop at the World Debate Institute. Others will follow. The World Schools format is rapidly becoming more and more popular for competition outside of the championship itself.

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World Debate Institute website is http://worlddebateinstitute.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Video: National Public Policy Forum 2007


The Bickel and Brewer Foundation’s National Public Policy Forum is promoted and explained in the video below. It is a great competition and a great time. This is a short video put together by Bickel & Brewer and features a number of people who are involved in the event. Check out their website at http://www.bickelbrewer.com/index.php?id=debate

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Debate: WSDC Format - Budva Open Finals - Brain Drain


PHOTO: Winning Croatia team celebrates

The final round of the Budva Open 2006 was held at the Queen of Montenegro Hotel just outside Budva in a lovely setting. The tournament had yielded these as the best two teams. Before a large audience, the media, and representatives of the Montenegro Education Ministry, Croatia debated Budva 1 on the motion, Brain drain should be regulated. The debate was a 3-0 decision for the proposition/affirmative.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Lectures: USA High School Policy Debate Topic for 2007-08


Here are three lectures introducing high school students to the topic, that the US should substantially increase public health assistance to sub-Saharan Africa.

Gordie Miller of the University of Rochester is the first speaker. Gordie has a long coaching career, has national titles to his credit, and has coached a top speaker at college nationals.

Jackie Massey of the University of Oklahoma gives the second and third lectures. He has been a very successful coach, this year his team won Harvard, Wake Forest, Northwestern and CEDA Nationals.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Debate: Asian Format - Space Resources


PHOTO: The six debaters in the final round.

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This grand final debate in the Asian format was on the motion, this house would support support private ownership of resources found in space.. The proposition team is composed of three students from Southeast Asia, while the opposition team is composed of three women from Ehwa University.

The decision by the house was for the opposition team.

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Debate: Asian Format - Japan should have a Standing Army


PHOTO: Top ten speakers at WDI Asia 2006

This semifinal debate in the Asian format was on the motion, this house believe that Japan should have a standing army. The proposition team is composed of three women from Ehwa University, while the opposition team is composed of three Korean students from different universities.

The decision by the house was for the proposition team.

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Lecture: Parliamentary Debate - Motions You are Unprepared For


Famous debater for Ateneo de Manilla, Philippines, Eleanor Uy gives this talk at the 2005 Asian Debate Institute in Seoul, Korea.

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Northeast Asian Open

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Tokyo University vs. Ehwa University in the finals. Thanks to Jason Jarvis for this video.

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Debate: Asian Format: Japan is a Better Friend to Northeast Asia than America



















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Tokyo University vs, Ehwa University in the finals. Thanks to Jason Jarvis for this video.

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Debate: Asian Format - Suicide Websites



















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This debate was taped in 2005 at the Asian Debate Institute in Seoul, Korea. This debate takes place in the Asian format. The discussion centers on Japan and Korea.

My apologies for not knowing all of the names. Email me at alfred.snider@uvm.edu if you know their names and can help me.
Proposition:
Unkown
Jason Jarvis, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Eleanor Uy, Ataneo, Philippines
Opposition:
Logan Belavigendran, MultiMedia University, Malaysia
Unknown
Irma Nazarhan, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Masako Suzuki was the chair of this debate.

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Debate: WSDC format - USA out of Iraq


















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This was an exhibition debate filmed in August 2005 in Seoul, Korea at the Asian Debate Institute. The motion is that this house would iimmediately withdraw US troops from Iraq.

Proposition:
Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA
Omar Salahuddin, MultiMedia University, Malaysia
Jason Jarvis, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Opposition:
Eleanor Uy, Ataneo, Philippines
Peejay Garcia, Ataneo, Philippines
Logan Belavigendran, MultiMedia University, Malaysia.

The chair was Loke Wng Fatt of Singapore.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lecture: Persuasion Theory and Debate Practice


















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I delivered this talk as the opening lecture for World Debate Institute Asia held at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea in August 2006.

I wanted to integrate current persuasion research, wherever possible in a sensical way, to modern debate procedure and practice. The result seemed to be to spark additional ideas on the part of some members of the audience, who talked about developing some surveys to test some of my ideas. The students also rated the lecture highly in post WDI Asia evaluations. My thanks to old time Cal State Fullerton coach and my former office mate in graduate school, Bob Gass, for his excellent book (above) that can be found online at http://www.amazon.com/Persuasion-Social-Influence-Compliance-Gaining/dp/0205462162/sr=1-1/qid=1157048416/ref=sr_1_1/103-3908823-9213403?ie=UTF8&s=books . I am strongly advising serious debate folks to have a look at it.

The extensive outline of this presentation can be found at http://debate.uvm.edu/debateblog/doctortuna/Blog2006/6E98AE9F-2050-4353-8AEC-B040ED6ADC00.html

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Debate: Neoliberalism in Latin America (in Spanish)


PHOTO: Marcelo debates

There were six debaters and one trainer from Latin America attending the Parliamentary Debate Workshop at WDI (http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/ ), and all of them have been working and debating in English.

It was decided shortly after arrival that after these students had learned a lot and improved their performance they would stage a debate in Spanish, a debate that would be videotaped along with a critique in Spanish by Alvaro Ferrer. The video would then be put on the web as well as made available on a DVD. This would be a very useful teaching tool not only for students from Latin America and Spain, but also for the millions of young people in the USA who have Spanish as one of their languages.

The topic was that the new governments in Latin America pose a threat to neoliberalism (“los actuales gobiernos latinamericanos son una amenaza para el sistema leoliberal”). Ricardo Gomez Caro teamed up with Luis Vidal Michea as the proposition team, while Marcelo Rivera Olave teamed up with Maximiliano Murah Mansilla.

The debate was very spirited and dynamic. My faulty Spanish was well challenged, but I could understand enough to follow the major arguments.

The four students were very excited, as were the Spanish-speaking students in the audience. They finally got to show how good they really are in their native language, even though we have been very impressed by their English-language debating.

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Video: Introduction to Debate (in Spanish) from Universidad Andres Bello


PHOTO: Instructor Kate Shuster, center, poses with some Latin American debaters at WDI 2006. Luis Vidal is on the far right.

This is extracted from a DVD produced by Universidad Andres Bello in Chile. The video gives basic instruction and background about the process of debating and how to debate and then offers extracts of Spanish language debate from Chile.

Thanks to Luis Vidal of Chile who made this DVD available while he was attending the 2006 World Debate Institute parliamentary debate instruction program (http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/ ).

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Website Features YouTube Debate Videos


They are not all posted here on this website, and every few days the contents of the website YouDebate at

http://youdebate.blogspot.com/

are updated to offer an easy way to survey the many relevant videos featuring real debate about issues that appear on YouTube.

No Need to search endlessly, as we locate and review these videos and then put the best on this site.

Very short videos (how could it be a debate at less than 4 minutes?) are not put on. See debates about the existence of God, the appropriateness of wife beating in the Koran, Pakistani nuclear testing, celebrity environmentalism and a lot more.

World Schools Debate: Water is More Important than Oil


PHOTO: Participants pose

This debate took place at the Korea High School Debate Championship, August 2006. It was part of the judge training program that preceded the tournament. Judges had received World Schools Debating Championship training from chief adjudicator Bojana Skrt of Slovenia. After that they judged this debate and were evaluated based on their scores and reasons for decision.

The motion was: this house believes that water is more important than oil.

The participants were:
Government:
Alfred Snider, Professor, University of Vermont, USA
Jason Jarvis, Assistant Dean, Korea Development Institute Graduate School of Public Policy and Management
Omar Salahuddin, Professor, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Opposition:
Serena Turley, Debate Coach, California State University Fullerton, USA
Jake Meany, Debater, University of Vermont, USA
Irma Nazarah, Debater, International Islamic University, Malaysia

The chair was Loke Wing Fatt, Director, Society of Associated Intertertiary Debaters, Singapore

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Debate: Classroom Debate by Teachers

PHOTO: Jennifer LeTourneau cross examines Glenn Steinman at the World Debate Institute

At the World Debate Institute going on this summer at the University of Vermont there is a three credit graduate class for teachers, and the subject is debate across the curriculum. Using the textbook by Alfred Snider and Maxwell Schnurer Many Sides: debate across the curriculum and the extensive (30 plus workshops) training experience of Bojana Skrt the teachers have a week to learn about debating and how it can be applied to the classroom in almost any subject. For more information, when available, about next year’s workshop and class, go to http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi/ .

This debate is on the topic, JUNK FOOD SHOULD NOT BE SERVED IN SCHOOLS, and is designed to take place between students in a health class. The debaters include Jennifer LeTourneau, Amy WIlson, Glenn Steinman and Jeff Barber.

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