Sunday, August 5, 2007
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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