[eDebate] News about the Intl Debate Conference in April

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Mon Mar 24 10:22:54 CDT 2008


*Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, 
Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Russia, 
Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA. Attendees from 
several other countries. *

Slovenia President, Ljubljana Mayor Support Ljubljana Conference*

We are pleased to announce that the President of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo 
Turk, has agreed to be the patron of the conference. This is another 
indication of his support for open discussion and debate and especially 
his support for debating activities in Slovenia. To see a report about 
his recent meeting with the Slovenian World Schools debaters, see 

We are also pleased to announce that Zoran Jankovic, the major of 
Ljubljana, has also agreed to support the conference. He will host a 
reception on Friday evening in the historic City Hall for all conference 
attendees. Mr. Jankovic has previously supported debate events, such as 
the International Debate Academy held in Slovenia.

Congratulations to conference organizer Bojana Skrt for gaining this 
amazing support from important officials in Slovenia. Argumentation and 
debate are surely becoming part of the public scene in Slovenia.


News at http://betterworldconference.blogspot.com/
Application and information at http://debate.uvm.edu/betterworld.htm

Thinking and Speaking a Better World Conference Schedule Released*

2nd International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the 
Pedagogy of Empowerment

CONTACT BOJANA SKRT AT bojana.skrt at siol.net.

11-12-13 April 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SCHEDULE (tentative)

(Please excuse the lack of national alphabet translations, we are 
working on that. It will be correct in the booklet distributed at the 

Chairs are tentative.

FRIDAY, 11th April 2008

12.00 ? 14.00 Registration

14.00 ? 14. 30 Main Hall: Opening and welcome speeches

14.30 ? 16.00 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Lillian Bermejo Luque

Bilal Amjarso (Netherlands): What is persuasive about dealing with 
anticipated counterarguments? A pragma-dialectical study of a form of 
strategic manoeuvring

C. Andone (Netherlands): Manouevring strategically by retracting a 
standpoint in what can be reconstructed as the confrontation stage of a 
critical discussion

Paul van den Hoven (Netherlands): Playing with the Protagonist: 
Strategic manipulations with discourse voices

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Maja Nenadovi_

Anna Mojca England Kerr, Debate club of Faculty of social science, 
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: A comparison between World Schools 
Debate Format and British Parliamentary Debate Format

Alex Just, Wadham College, Oxford University, UK: William Gladstone: A 
Model British Parliamentary Debater?

Kyle Rouse, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: The international 
debating workshop as the ideal vehicle for the learning of World's 
Format Debating: Personal reflections on the 2007 International Debate 
Academy - Slovenia

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Rozalia Bako

Manolis Polychronides, PhD Candidate, University of Athens, Greece: Does 
debating, as an extracurricular activity, promote democratic values and 
skills? An empirical study in 14 Greek High schools.

Kate Shuster, Claremont College, USA: Not Making the Case: A Critical 
Examination of Research Supporting Urban Debate Leagues.

Bojan Marjanovi_, Chairman of the Executive board, Croatian debating 
society.Final year student of Sociology, department of Sociology, 
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb Croatia and Dea Ajdukovi_, 
HDD ? Hrvatsko debatno dru_tvo (Croatian Debate Association), Croatia: 
Evaluation of Croatian debating society debate program

Room 4 ? Pedagogy

Chair: Sam Greenland

Lara Godec Sozak, Slovenia: Analysis of students' oral presentations in 
the second year of primary education at the Faculty of Education in 

Vida Von_ina, Slovenia: Critical literacy and motivation for responsible 
engagement in a community

G. Rhydian Morgan, UK: Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom

Candace Williams, USA: Debate and Plagiarism: Do Current Debate 
Practices Violate School Honor Codes?

Main Hall
14.30 ?Svetovci? showing the TV documentary about Slovenian highschool 
debate team participating at the Worlds School Debate Championship in 
Seoul 2007, followed by the discussion with the authors of the film and 

16.00 ? 16.30 Break

16.30 ? 18.00 Main Hall
KEYNOTE Frans van Eemeren

18.15 Buses leave for the reception given by mayor of Ljubljana Zoran 

19.00 Reception in the Ljubljana city hall

Saturday, 12th of April 2008

9.30 ? 11. 30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Satoru Aonuma

Michael Hoppmann (Germany): On Three Kinds of Argumentative Responses

Ivan Mikirtumov (Russia): The Arguments driving to the Responsible 
Knowledge: Logical Representation

Lyudmila Kourchak (Belarus): Pragma-Dialectical Theory of Argumentation 
as a Background for Analyzing and Criticizing of a Cross-Cultural 
Business Communication.

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Sam Greenland

Alex Just, Program Director, QatarDebate, Qatar: QatarDebate and the 
future of debate education in the Arab World

Dr Ann Kirson Swersky, Founder and Chairperson, Sia?h vaSig ? The Israel 
Debating Society, Israel: Establishing Parliamentary Debate in Modern Israel

Teodora Dubrovi_, prof. president of Croatian debate society and
Nada Kegalj, prof., member of the governing board of CDS, Croatia: 
Debate program in Croatia

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Steve Woods

Sam Nelson, Director of Debate, Cornell University: Teaching debate in 
non-traditional places to non-traditional audiences.

John Adams, Director of Colgate University Speaking Union, USA: Statis

Rhydian Morgan, UK: Zen & the Art of Debating

Donald Reape, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: The case against 
American style policy debate: A personal narrative

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Maja Nenadovi_

Panagiota Kotarinou, Anastasia Chrisanthaki-Apostolopoulou, Despina 
Koutli, Greece? Using ?debate? in the teaching of Science

Ivana Mijatovi_ Serbia: Empowering active participation in teaching 
quality management courses

George Yeoman, UK: Creating or re-kindling a 'thirst for knowledge? 
about global issues in the classroom

Daniela Kozlovi_, Slovenia: Debate and skill development in the 
philosophy class

Main Hall

9.30 Round table discussion: Is debate the best method for teaching 
rhetoric in the middle school?
Chair: Bojana Skrt, speakers Kristina Stopar, Irena Lapanje and others

Room 7 Special Event

10.30 Workshop: Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: Tabulating a 
debate tournament using TRPC

11.30 ? 12.00 Break

12.00 ? 13.30 Main Hall
Keynote Kate Shuster

13.30 ? 14.30 Lunch in the Faculty of Social Science cafeteria

14.30 ? 16.30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Henrik Bohlin

Marcin Lewi_ski (Netherlands): The straw man fallacy in the Internet 
discussion forums

Peter Mesarec (Slovenia): Argumentation and logical fallacies in the 
Slovenian presidential election debate

Bart Garssen (Netherlands): Ad hominem attacks as derailments of 
critical testing

Constanza Ihnen (Netherlands): Exploiting topical potential with 
practical argumentation: what do arguers choose when they choose between 
arguments from consequences and arguments from principles or norms?

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Michael Hoppmann

Rhydian Morgan, UK: The changing nature of rhetoric - looking at the way 
rhetorical styles develop and alter over time

Conor Tucker, Student, Colgate University, USA: Rhetoric, Debate, and 
Deliberation: The Colgate Policy Institute

Ameila Kermis, undergraduate, Cornell University, USA: Ethos, Pathos, 
Logos in competitive debate: Can they be balanced?

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: NPPF: Combining writing with 
oral debate

Room 3 Debate

Chair: David Williams

Ivanka Mavrodieva, PhD, Rhetoric Department, Kliment Ohridski University 
of Sofia
Debates during the Presidential election campaigns in Bulgaria (from 
1991 till 2005)

Boris Vezjak, Faculty of Arts, Maribor, Arguments, fallacies and media

Steven Woods, Ph.D., Department of Communication, Western Washington 
University: Arguments of Mass Destruction: The Nexus between 
Intercollegiate Debaters Catastrophic Impact Claims and Bush 
Administration Invasion Appeals

Roz?lia Kl?ra Bak?, Sapientia University of Transylvania, Miercurea 
Ciuc, Romania and Gizela Horv?th, Partium Christian University, Oradea, 
Romania: The Religious Icons? Scandal: Radiography of a Public Debate in 

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Maria Wolrath Sodeberg

Andreas Felten, Germany: New Debate Formats and ?Pre-Debate-Forms? for 
classroom use

Sam Greenland, Australia: Teaching English through debate in Hong Kong

Albert Mrgole, Slovenia: Multi-systemic perspectives of school discourse

Mateja Glu_i_ Lenar_i_, Slovenia: Together in diversity ? promoting 
intercultural dialogue in language classes through debate

Room 5 Pedagogy

Chair: Alex Just

Maja Bregar, Slovenia: Examples of debates with six and seven year-olds 
in the first grade of nine years' primary school in Slovenia

Nives Videc, Slovenia
Debate with six and seven year-olds in the first grade of nine years' 
primary school in Slovenia

Hedvika Dermol Hvala, Slovenia
Development of rhetorical skills in primary school pupils

Veronika Hovnik, Slovenia
Philosophy for children through debate

Main Hall
Live debate on the motion ?Media are responsible for anorexia and 
bulemia among youth.? debaters from Debate club Middle school Rodica 
Dom_ale, coach Irena Lapanje.

Round table discussion: MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE PROGRAMME, speakers Kate 
Shuster, USA Teodora Dubrovi_, Croatia, chair: Bojana Skrt, Slovenia

16.30 ? 17.00 Break

17:00 ? 19.00 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

CHAIR: Michael Hoppmann

Lillian Bermejo Luque (Spain): Rhetorical argumentation vs. the 
rhetorical dimension of argumentation

Cristi?n Santib??ez Y??ez (Chile): Metaphorical design from an 
argumentative point of view

Roosmaryn Pilgram (Netherlands): Characterising character: Analysing 
appeals to ethos in a dialectical framework

Satoru Aonuma and Naoto Usui (Japan): In Defense of Argument Culture: A 
Rhetorical Criticism of Asiacentric Bias in Intercultural Communication

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Anja _erc

Miha Gartner, Gimnazija Celje ? Center, Celje, Slovenia: Mentorship of 
debate club.

Helena Felc, Faculty of administration, University of Ljubljana, 
Slovenia, under ? graduate student: Promotion of a debate club - story 
of success or failure?

Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: Middle Age Debate Transition 
- How One Coach Changed Horses in Mid Career

Bojana Skrt, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga, Slovenia: Debate as 
a subject.

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Rhydian Morgan

Javier Rodr?guez Alc?zar, University of Granada, Spain: Risk Assessment: 
the Limits of Expertise and the Role of Public Debate

Korry Harvey, Lecturer and Assistant Director of Forensic, Western 
Washington University, Bellingham, WA USA: Beyond Competitive Decision 
Making: A Primer on Civil Discourse and Deliberative Dialogue Methodology

Donal Carbaugh, professor at Department of communication, University of 
Massachusetts, USA: Debate, Dialogue and Rhetoric as Cultural Discourse: 
Di-ciphering Codes for Communication Conduct

Sam Nelson, Director of Debate, Cornell University, USA: Debate - What 
its past and present can tell us about its future

Main Hall

17.00 Live debate: Worlds School Debate Format on the topic: ?We should 
apologise for colonialism.?

19.15 Buses leave for the banquet

19.45 ? 22.00 Banquet in Grad Kodeljevo

Sunday, 13th of April 2008

9.30 ? 11.30 Presentations

Room 1 Argumentation

Chair: Bart Garssen

Henrik Bohlin (Sweden): Perspectives in critical thinking

Danilo _uster (Slovenia): Some dilemmas of informal logic

David Cratis Williams (USA): Rhetorical Approach to Problems of Education

Room 2 Debate

Chair: Rozalia Bako

Bo_ena Perko, Kri_e Primary School, Slovenia: Solving conflicts in 
school by means of coeval mediation

Maja Nenadovi_, Fellow of the George Bell Institute, University of 
Amsterdam, PhD Candidate: Giving Back the Voice

Dea Ajdukovi_, HDD ? Hrvatsko debatno dru_tvo (Croatian Debate 
Association), Croatia: Attitude change and need for cognition in 
debaters and non-debaters

Karlina Ko_elj, Master of Politology American Studies, Professor of 
English and Slovene at Secondary School for Catering and Tourism Celje, 
Slovenia: I am proud to say: these are my students.

Room 3 Debate

Chair: Anja _erc

Jerneja Domajnko. Post ? gradute student at ISH, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 
Debating and equal opportunities for everyone.

Christopher Langone, graduate student Department of Communication, 
Cornell University, USA: Debate and the media

Veronika Hovnik, Gimnazija Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia: Tekma

Room 4 Pedagogy

Chair: Zora Rutar

Maria Wolrath Soderberg, Sweden: Pedagogical consequences of viewing 
topoi as habits

Uve Poom, Estonia: Factors influencing student reflection in the 
experiential education context: case study of debate education

Darinka Vrabi_ and Alenka Gortan, Slovenia: Does matura exam restrict 
critical thinking and how debate can contribute to the quality of lessons

Alfred Snider & Bojana Skrt, USA & Slovenia: Teaching teachers to use 
debate in the classroom

Main Hall
9.30 Live debate: Worlds University Debate Format, the motion and the 
speakers TBA

10. 30 Round table discussion: challenges of running the university 
debate club

11.30 ? 12.00 Break

12.00 ? 13.30
Keynote Omar Salahuddin bin Abdullah, Malaysia

13.30 Main Hall
Closing ceremony

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