[eDebate] Intl Debate Academy 2006 Begins

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Thu Nov 16 14:52:52 CST 2006


Tomorrow is arrival day for the International Debate Academy 2006 (the 
4th annual) in Ormoz, Slovenia. Over 60 university students from 16 
countries, including many countries of Europe as well as Singapore, 
Malaysia, Taiwan, the USA and Hong Kong, will be arriving.

There will be a one week program of training in British Parliamentary 
debate. The week will be concluded with a tournament. The instruction 
will involve two lectures, two sessions of drills and two debates each 
day. Evenings will be free and hopefully full of fun.

The program is supported by the European Parliament and the USA Embassy 
Slovenia. It is also supported by the tuition paid by the students. 
Faculty members are volunteers and pay their own travel expenses. I 
salute all of them. The academy is a non-profit venture.

For news of the academy, look to http://debate.uvm.edu/debatblog/ for 
reports.

I have put in some additional information below.

Alfred Snider aka Tuna

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MOTIONS FOR THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY

For a discussion about the precise powers of the European Parliament, go 
to 
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/public/staticDisplay.do?id=46&pageRank=1&language=EN#
It seems clear that they would have to vote on any of these motions 
below. In any case, the debate can continue as the words ?European 
Parliament? serve the same function as ?This House? does in other motions.

1. European Parliament is as important as the national parliaments.
2. The voting age for the elections of European Parliament should be 16 
years old.
3. It is justified to have affirmative action for European Parliament 
elections to achieve higher representation of women among its members.
4. It is justified for Roma to have a special seat in the European 
Parliament.
5. It is justified for youth to have a special seat in the European 
Parliament.
6. In the European Parliament each European Union member country should 
have the same number of members.
7. In the European Parliament there should be representation only by 
European political parties.
8. European Parliament should operate only in the European Union working 
languages.
9. European Parliament is not needed.
10. European Parliament should be placed in Brussellex.
11. European Parliament should act to promote a mission to send humans 
to Mars.
12. European Union should adopt the immigration document system of the 
United States.
13. European Parliament should act to promote increased availability of 
genetically modified foods in its market.
14. European Parliament should become a real parliament.
15. European Parliament should act to promote reduction of agricultural 
subsidies.
16. European Union should adopt the federal presidential system of the 
United States.
17. European Parliament should act to promote the American system of 
higher education.
18. European Parliament should be willing to act to promote additional 
protection from terrorism at the expense of human rights.
19. European Parliament should condemn Iran?s nuclear program.
20. European Parliament should condemn continued United States military 
presence in Iraq.
21. European Parliament should condemn current detention of illegal 
immigrants.
22. European Parliament should condemn continued NATO military presence 
in Afghanistan.
23. European Parliament should act to promote legalized prostitution in 
the European Union.
24. European Parliament should act to promote the legalization of 
marijuana for personal use in the European Union.
25. European Parliament should act to condemn all smoking in public 
places in the European Union.
26. European Parliament should act to condemn the expansion of nuclear 
power to generate electricity.
27. European Parliament should act to promote the expansion of wind 
power to generate electricity.
28. European Parliament should act to promote a free university 
education to all ineligible students with a high school diploma
29. European Parliament should act to condemn the centralization of 
media outlets.
30. European Parliament should act to condemn spending public money for art.

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INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA 2006
WORLD DEBATE INSTITUTE EUROPE 2006

FRIDAY 17-11-2006
ARRIVAL
2100 OPENING
2130 ASSESSMENT

SATURDAY 18-11-2006
800 GROUP ASSIGNMENTS RELEASED
800 BREAKFAST
900 LECTURE 1
1000 DRILLS
1100 MOTION RELEASED
1130 DEBATE 1
1300 LUNCH
1430 LECTURE 2
1530 DRILLS
1700 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1730 DEBATE 2
1900 RECEPTION WITH ORMOZ MAYOR
2000 DINNER
2100 COUNTRY EXHIBITION

SUNDAY 19-11-2006
800 BREAKFAST
900 LECTURE 3
1000 DRILLS
1100 MOTION RELEASED
1130 DEBATE 3
1300 LUNCH 4
1430 LECTURE
1530 DRILLS
1700 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1730 DEBATE 4
1900 DINNER

MONDAY 20-11-2006
800 BREAKFAST
900 LECTURE 5
1000 DRILLS
1100 MOTION RELEASED
1130 DEBATE 5
1300 LUNCH
1430 LECTURE 6
1530 DRILLS
1700 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1730 DEBATE 6
1900 DINNER

TUESDAY 21-11-2006
800 BREAKFAST
900 LECTURE 7
1000 DRILLS
1100 MOTION RELEASED
1130 DEBATE 7
1230 LUNCH
1330 DISCUSSION WITH USA EMBASSY
1445 LECTURE 8
1530 DRILLS
1700 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1730 DEBATE 8
1900 DINNER

WEDNESDAY 22-11-2006
800 BREAKFAST
900 LECTURE 9: ELECTIVES
1000 LECTURE 9: ELECTIVES CONTINUE
1100 MOTION RELEASED
1130 TOURNAMENT DEBATE 1
1300 LUNCH
1430 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1500 TOURNAMENT DEBATE 2
1630 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1700 TOURNAMENT DEBATE 3
1900 DINNER

THURSDAY 23-11-2006
800 BREAKFAST
830 MOTION ANNOUNCED
900 TOURNAMENT DEBATE 4
1030 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1100 TOURNAMENT DEBATE 5
1300 LUNCH
1430 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1500 TOURNAMENT DEBATE SEMIFINALS
1630 MOTION ANNOUNCED
1700 TOURNAMENT DEBATE FINALS & AWARDS CASTLE
1900 DINNER
2030 FAREWELL PARTY

FRIDAY 24-11-2006
DEPARTURE

FUTURE STARS (BEGINNERS):
1. STAFF EXHIBITION DEBATE WITH EXPLANATION: Walk through a debate with 
shorter speaking times to illustrate how it is done. May only involve 
four staff members doing all the roles.
2. PUBLIC SPEAKING AND STYLE: How to speak in a debate in a way that 
shows confidence and dynamism. Examples of common flaws to avoid.
3. FIRST AND SECOND GOVERNMENT: How to build a case and then how to 
extend a case as second government.
4. FIRST AND SECOND OPPOSITION: How to oppose, the basics of refutation 
and bringing in new matter.
5. POINTS OF INFORMATION: Remain active in the debate and show you are 
always relevant.
6. ARGUMENTATION
7. PREPARATION TO DEBATE: How to use your minutes most effectively.
8. REFUTATION: How to answer their arguments.
9. ELECTIVES: Select from a list of staff offered training.

STARS (INTERMEDIATES)
1. PUBLIC SPEAKING AND STYLE: Do not just speak well, speak 
spectacularly. Eliminate bad habits by identifying them and working to 
reduce them.
2. PREPARATION TIME: How to use the thirty minutes before the debate in 
a useful way.
3. ARGUMENT DEVELOPMENT: Don?t just make arguments, develop them so that 
they seem obvious. Learn to implant things into them that allow you to 
easily fend off refutation.
4. FIRST GOVERNMENT: Capture all the argumentative ground you can, do 
not let the second government have it.
5. SECOND GOVERNMENT: Bring the debate in a new and exciting direction 
with your extension.
6. OPPOSITION STRATEGY: REFUTING: Refutation structure and substance 
made easy and obvious.
7. OPPOSITION STRATEGY: NEW MATTER: Find and develop the issues that 
have been left out by government and other opposition team.
8. POINTS OF INFORMATION: Score on both sides of the point.
9. ELECTIVES

SUPERNOVAS (ADVANCED)
1. MANNER
2. PRE-TOURNAMENT PREPARATION: Preparation regimes to help you debate 
anything.
3. BUILDING A FIRST GOVERNMENT CASE TO WIN: How to develop a case that 
keeps the focus on your issues and allows you to remain relevant to the 
debate.
4. MAKING THE SECOND GOVERNMENT EXTENSION: How to snatch the debate away 
from both upper parts of the table.
5. ADVANCED OPPOSITION REFUTATION: How to refute quickly and easily, 
presenting just the best arguments, leaving time for your new matter.
6. ADVANCED NEW MATTER FOR THE OPPOSITION: How to bring in new and 
creative arguments that suggest first opposition did not find the 
correct issues.
7. ARGUMENT DEVELOPMENT: How to flesh out an argument and make it seem 
both real and obvious.
8. DIRTY TRICKS: A collection of nasty tricks that advanced debaters 
like you use. PANEL:
9. ELECTIVES

FACULTY
Chris Burk, Texas-Dallas, USA
Loke Wing Fatt, SAID, Singapore
Jens Fischer, Germany
Sam Greenland, Hong Kong
Branca Josimov, ACCD, Serbia
Sam Nelson, Cornell Univ., USA
Bojana Skrt, ZIP, Slovenia
Alfred Snider, Univ, of Vermont, USA
James Thomas, Cornell Univ., USA


-- 
Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
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