[eDebate] Bringing More Debate to Southwest Asia

Alfred C Snider alfred.snider
Tue Oct 6 22:02:47 CDT 2009

I wanted people to know about these efforts to promote debating in 
places where it has not previously been.

The Qatar Debate Academy is being held under the sponsorship of 
QatarDebate and the Qatar Foundation, with the assistance of the World 
Debate Institute at the University of Vermont and Za in Proti Slovenia. 
It will run from October 30 until November 7 2009. The event is designed 
to bring debating nations together with nations that are relatively new 
to debate to offer high levels of instruction from a varied 
multinational faculty.

The program will involve an extended workshop and a tournament.

Countries that will be attending with two teachers and five high school 
debaters are:
New Zealand
UAE (United Arab Emirates)

The following countries are bringing two teachers from different schools 
to receive training in all areas of debate:
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The faculty currently includes:
Piyanart Faktangporn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Loke Wing Fatt, S.A.I.D., Singapore
Sam Greenland, University of Sydney, Australia
Rhydian Morgan, Stylus Communication, UK
Sam Nelson, Cornell University, USA
Debbie Newman, UK
Erin O'Brien, Queensland University, Australia
Omar Salahuddin bin Abdullah, Malaysia
Bojana Skrt, Z.I.P., Slovenia
Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA
Amanda Weigler, Colgate University, USA

More will be confirmed later.

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
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