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Ljubljana IV 2014

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Round 1: This house believes that countries with booming populations should allocate every adult a single, tradable permit to have a child.
Round 2. This house would launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
Round 3. This house believes that states should seek to prioritise reducing income inequality over GDP growth
Round 4. This house believes that states should pay reparations to minorities, who are citizens, that the state has previously oppressed
Round 5. This house believes that the EU member states should sanction any state that ignores ECJ rulings.
Semis:
Finals: TH regrets the increased mechanization of manual labor 

World Schools Debate Academy June-July 2014 Motions

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You can still apply for the WSDC, check out this link 

PREPARED MOTIONS FOR THE TOURNAMENT
Round One: This house believes that the West should actively include Iran in the resolution of the Syrian conflict.
Round Two: This house regrets that Brazil is the host of the football World Cup 2014.
Round Three: This house believes that governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles.
Final Round: This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth.

PRACTICE DEBATE MOTIONS – will come from this list
This house would give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test.
This house regrets that Western Media demonized Islamist Terrorists rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate grievances.
This house would ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting.
This house believes that online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating.
This house would allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit
This house believes that USA should drop all charges against Edward Snowden
This house believes that in instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, protesters should respond violently.
This house believes that a world without organized religion would be a better world.
This house regrets the rise of anti-hero in media.
This house believes that secular governments should actively censor those sections of religious texts that either constitute hate speech or propagate negative attitudes to other religious/ethnic groups.
This house would criminalize the public denial of evolution.
This house would abolish educational track systems in schools.
This house believes that life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill.
This house would Prohibit Religious Organisations from Speaking out against Homosexuality.
This house believes that states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture.
This house believes that that developing countries should support commercial surrogacy.
This house will make parents legally responsible for their children’s crimes.
This house believes that crime against animals that are members of an endagered species should be sentenced as if the animal were human.
This house believes that digital communication is more important to humanity than face-to-face contact.
This house would make wearing fur illegal.
This house believes that foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds (race, religion, etc)
This house believes that politicians should not have public profiles on twitter and other social networking sites.
This house would eliminate any legal or ethical limitations from the field of genetic research on improving the human body.
This house would give primates (e.g. monkeys) and cetaceans (e.g. dolphins) the same rights to life, freedom from physical harm, and freedom of movement as humans
This house would allow legislation through voter initiated referenda.
This house believes that developing countries should nationalise companies that extract their national resources
This house believes that Iran should not have been excluded from current Geneva negotiations about peace in Syria.
This House would include Iran in negotiations for peace in Siria.
This house regrets that Brazil is the host of the football World Cup 2014
This house supports media censorship during times of political crisis
This house believes that developing countries should nationalise companies that extract their national resources

IDAS 2013 tournament motions

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Round 1 THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap.
Round 2 THBT EU nations should stop cooperating with the USA on intelligence matters.
Round 3 THW NOT WATCH PORN
Round 4 THW pay reparations to European Roma
Round 5 THBT all corporations should become cooperatives owned and operated by the workers.
Round 6 THB the dead are the property of the state.
Quarterfinals THW not tax bitcoin transactions.
Semifinals THW apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
Finals THBT THE RECENT GENEVA AGREEMENT WITH IRAN WILL FAIL. INFOSLIDE

Infoslide for the finals motion:

Washington Post, 23 November 2013.
“Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal”

First step towards a comprehensive agreement within six months.

Iran will:
· Freeze or reverse work at all Iran’s major nuclear facilities.
· Halts installation of new centrifuges to enrich uranium.
· Cease work on heavy water reactor that could produce plutonium.
· Accept daily monitoring of nuclear facilities by international inspectors.

Western powers will:
· Reduce existing trade sanctions against Iran.
· Grant access to frozen assets worth less than $7 billion.
· Sanctions reinstated if Iran violates the agreement.

IDAS Last call

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RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW!

THE SIXTH
INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA

THE BEST IN WUDC/BP DEBATE INSTRUCTION
23-30 NOVEMBER 2008

Visit the website for more information 
News about curriculum and faculty 

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Full program for students – instruction, tournament

  • Tournament for students – tournament in Maribor.

  • Full program for trainers, teachers, coaches, club leaders, judges at any level in any debate format

SPECIFIC DATES:

 
 
Organized by:
ZIP – Za in proti (ZIP), Pro et Contra, Institute for the Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia
WDI – World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA

FACULTY

  • Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore: Well known Asian debate trainer, WUDC breaking judge, honorary professorship North-Eastern University China, SAID Singapore, 4th IDAS.

  • Jens Fischer, Germany: Berlin Debating Union, Chief Adjudicator at Europeans, 3rd IDAS.

  • Sam Greenland, UK/Hong Kong/Australia: WUDC semifinalist for Sydney, Hong Kong world schools coach, 3rd IDAS.

  • Neil Harvey-Smith, UK: President Worlds Council, Chief Adjudicator Europeans 2008, US Universities 2009, WUDC finalist, 2nd IDAS.

  • Steve Llano, USA: Professor at St. John’s University NY, NE USA Director of the Year, USA National Champion coach, 3rd IDAS.

  • Branka Marusic, Croatia: President Europeans Council, IDAS Finalist, 2nd IDAS.

  • Rhydian Morgan, UK: Chief Adjudicator and Finals judge at numerous tournaments, Welsh Debating Federation, World Debate Institute faculty 2008, 2nd IDAS.

  • Debbie Newman, UK: Past president of Cambridge Union, England & Wales National Champion, former Director of Centre for Speech & Debate at English-Speaking Union, England World Schools coach.

  • Alfred Snider, USA: Professor at University of Vermont, Director World Debate Institute, USA Coach of the Year, six recent debate textbooks, 6th IDAS.

  • Bojana Skrt, Slovenia: Director ZIP, twice WSDC EFL Champion coach, 6th IDAS.


| Ormo? Castle | Symposium with EU and USA ambassadors |

Curriculum:
Students: Each Instruction day features a main lecture, exercise and drill sessions, and two complete critiqued practice debates. Many elective classes offered. Many training preparation sessions offered. Judge evaluation and training offered.
Trainers: Special track created based on the needs of attending trainers. All welcome.

Tournament:
Sponsored by IDAS, ZIP and hosted by Debate Club University of Maribor Faculty of Law. Six preliminary rounds and semifinals in the WUDC format. No team caps as of now. Faculty will serve as adjudication core and administration for the tournament.

Accommodations:
Rooms and full meals provided in Ormoz and Maribor. Social activities organized each evening.

Fees:
Includes all meals, double rooms, instructional materials, transportation from Ormoz to Maribor, and social activities. 200 Euros for full program, 50 Euros for tournament.

Financial Disclosure: IDAS is a non-profit program, trainers are not paid, trainer travel is not reimbursed, participation fees pay for attendee expenses of rooms and food only, trainers accommodations and food and other costs are covered by ZIP.

Social Events : We will have frequent social events. We will not distribute free alcohol to 18+ attendees out of the workshop fees. We will seek soft drinks-beer-wine sponsors. We prioritize scholarships for attendees over free alcohol. We want as many people as possible to join the fun.

Applications and information available from:
Whole Program Form
Tournament Only Form

Questions? Conatct Bojana Skrt, [email protected]

Organizing committee:
Director of the Academy: Bojana Skrt, ZIP, [email protected] 
Head of Training: Alfred C. Snider, World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, [email protected]
Tournament Host, Zlata Subinski
Assistant Director, Peter Mesarec
Social Director, Helena Felc

 

 
   
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IDAS 2008 – Updates

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This post will lead you to several updates and new information that we released about the International debate academy Slovenia 2008.

Because we would like to teach you what you want, not what we think you would want, we give you a big list of electives, workshops where you can pick them from a list and go to whatever you would like to listen to. Here is the IDAS 2008 Electives list

If you still think about if IDAS is something for you or not, you should see the schedule that we prepared for you. You will see, that there is almost no free time, only the evenings, that are full with party party party, things that Helena is preparing for you and will be posted soon. Here go and see the IDAS 2008 Schedule.

Last and really important, if you think that you will not be able to get all the money together to come to IDAS, we re working really hard to get some money for Scholarships. Apply for one and maybe you will get a scholarship for the IDAS 2008

Again, if you have any questions, or would like to share your oppinion on IDAS, you are welcome to post at my forum in the IDAS 2008 Thread

You can get all the info about IDAS at the International debate academy Slovenia blog.

Come to IDAS 2008

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23-30 NOVEMBER 2008

 

Debate lectures and workshops with practice debates, and it all ends with a debate tournament.

Faculty and tournament judges:

Loke Wing Fatt, Jens Fischer, Sam Greenland, Neil Harvey Smith, Steve Llano, Branka Marušic, Rhydian Morgan, Uve Poom, Alfred Snider, Bojana Skrt.

Rooms, 3 full meals and socials every evening (Helena Felc is the socials Director, so it will be FUN)

Fees: Includes all meals, double rooms, instructional materials, transportation from Ormoz to Maribor, and social activities.
200 Euros for full program, 50 Euros for tournament.

Contact Bojana Skrt

Application for the entire program or just the tournament .

Updated info on our blog or ask questions on this page's forum

IDAS 2007 speaker tab

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#NameTeamTotalAverageR1R2R3R4R5R6
1Anna KerrKerr/Belak45876,33748076737580
2Spela KranjcKunej/Kranjc45375,5728077757277
3Simon BelakKerr/Belak45275,33707974747580
3Spela KunejKunej/Kranjc45275,33738075757277
5Filip DobranicDobranic/Cimerman44674,33737178757376
6Maja CimermanDobranic/Cimerman44574,16767374747375
7Igor JakovacB. Plostajner/Jakovac43772,83766871727773
8Alia BellwoodBellwood/Culy43672,66697276737373
8Edita GabricGabric/Vlacic43672,66677470737676
10Alexandra NeacsuNeacsu/Moscovici43572,5717568737771
11Bostjan PlostajnerB. Plostajner/Jakovac43472,33747071737373
12Vesna CeranicCeranic/Jankovic-Romano43372,16706874717575
12Andrew CulyBellwood/Culy43372,16657577707571
14Serban PiticPitic/Giurgea43272667375727670
15Jerwes JenkoTertnik/Jenko42871,33696574737473
15Luka VlacicGabric/Vlacic42871,33717269746874
17Sintija DobrotinsekDobrotinsek42771,16707072657575
18David MoscoviciNeacsu/Moscovici42671697468687572
19Mihhail JevdokimovJevdokimov/Shymanska42570,83657870706676
20Mario Jankovic-RomanoCeranic/Jankovic-Romano42470,66696872727172
20Peter MesarecFelc/Mesarec42470,66767268677368
20Marco CirovicRathi/Cirovic42470,66697275696871
23Scott CrespoCrespo/Solloway42370,5747272686770
23ZveplanZveplan/Zupan42370,5677570657373
23Mandy FrankFrank/Murphyhall42370,5697870696770
26K PlostajnerK. Plostajner/Morales42170,16686772766771
27Helena FelcFelc/Mesarec41969,83737470666967
27Nidhi RathiRathi/Cirovic41969,83717270657071
29Simon TertnikTertnik/Jenko41869,66686770726972
29Tyler SollowayCrespo/Solloway41869,66737172647167
29Sintija DobrotinsekDobrotinsek41869,66686970647374
29Emir OkanovicOkanovic/Jevnikar41869,66647072786173
33Mihnea GiurgeaPitic/Giurgea41769,5667071706971
33Maddy MurphyhallFrank/Murphyhall41769,5687569706669
35ZupanZveplan/Zupan41669,33667169726771
36Kira ShymanskaJevdokimov/Shymanska41569,16637566696478
36José MoralesK. Plostajner/Morales41569,16676870686973
36Tim JausavecJausevec/Kramar41569,16727465676968
39Masha KramarJausevec/Kramar41469707271627168
40Elizabeth LeeKorunic/Lee41068,33686267707469
41David JelencJelenc/Lapornik40968,16686669627371
42Amelia KermisKermis/Vignjevic40667,66697066676272
43Stipe KorunicKorunic/Lee40467,33657365607566
43Damir BarbirVukic/Barbir40467,33646572637268
43Tonka KresicKreshic/Vican40467,33726965676467
46Milan VignjevicKermis/Vignjevic40367,16686964686470
46David LapornikJelenc/Lapornik40367,16646570627270
46Erlis HereniBozovic/Hereni40367,16706369706665
49Marin VicanKreshic/Vican40267706967676267
50Serge KabernikKabernik/Olshansky40066,66647068616968
50Laila ZulkaphilZulkaphil/Nikolayeva-Kaneva40066,66606865677169
52Nick OlshanskyKabernik/Olshansky39966,5626869626969
53Igor BozovicBozovic/Hereni39866,33696069656768
54Damjan VukicVukic/Barbir39766,16636271666966
55Donald BracciodietaBracciodieta/Lin39565,83607465567268
55John LinBracciodieta/Lin39565,83647065567070
57Tjasha JevnikarOkanovic/Jevnikar39265,33606773615972
58Yuri YarochevskyYarochevsky/Kulinicheva39165,16646666656763
59Gregor JanzekPulko/Janzek39065676564606767
60Mariya Nikolaeva KanevaZulkaphil/Nikolaeva Kaneva38664,33556463657069
60Anna KulinichevaYarochevsky/Kulinicheva38664,33626665636565
60Tomaz PulkoPulko/Janzek38664,33666663606665
63Snezka MiklicRouse/Miklic38363,83666567556565
64Kyle RouseRouse/Miklic38263,66646466566666

IDAS 2007 team tab

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Finals:

1. gov – Bellwood-Culy

1 opp – Dobranič-Cimerman – Winners

2. gov – B. Ploštajner-Jakovac

2. opp. – Ćeranić, Jankovi??-Romano 

#NameRankSpeaksR1R2R3R4R5R6R1R2R3R4R5R6
1Kerr/Belak16910144159150147150160323233
2Dobranic/Cimerman14891149144152149146151313313
3Kunej/Kranjc13905145160152150144154332302
4Ceranic/Jankovic-Romano13857139136146143146147203323
5B. Plostajner/Jakovac12871150138142145150146322131
6Tertnik/Jenko12846137132144145143145122232
7Bellwood/Culy11869134147153143148144333020
8Gabric/Vlacic11864138146139147144150122303
9Neacsu/Moscovici11861140149136141152143230231
10Crespo/Solloway11841147143144132138137311132
11Pitic/Giurgea10849132143146142145141133210
12Jevdokimov/Shymanska10840128153136139130154012313
13Dobrotinsek9845138139142129148149121032
14Felc/Mesarec9843149146138133142135331020
14Rathi/Cirovic9843140144145134138142222111
16Zveplan/Zupan9839133146139137140144030213
17K. Plostajner/Morales9836135135142144136144103302
18Jausevec/Kramar9829142146136129140136330021
19Korunic/Lee9814133135132130149135111132
20Kermis/Vignjevic9809137139130135126142210303
21Frank/Murphyhall8840137153139139133139231110
22Vukic/Barbir8801127127143129141134113021
23Jelenc/Lapornik7812132131139124145141002122
24Okanovic/Jevnikar7810124137145139120145103201
25Bozovic/Hereni7801139123138135133133202120
26Kabernik/Olshansky7799126138137123138137011203
27Bracciodieta/Lin6790124144130112142138020130
28Zulkaphil/Nikolaeva Kaneva6786115132128132141138001311
29Kreshic/Vican4806142138132134126134220000
30Yarochevsky/Kulinicheva4777126132131128132128010210
31Pulko/Janzek4776133131127120133132000022
32Rouse/Miklic4765130129133111131131201001

IDAS 2007 trainers debate – THW apologise for colonialism

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International debate academy Slovenija 2007 trainers debate.

Debate on the motion: This house would apologise for colonialism.
1. gov: Alfred C. Snider and G. Rhydian Morgan
2. gov: Jens Fischer and Sam Nelson
1. opp: Neil Harvey Smith and Branka Marušić
2. opp: Loke Wing Fatt and Uve Poom
Speaker of the house: Bojana Skrt and adjudicator Steve Llano

 

Application open for the International debate academy Slovenia

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Webmaster: Well, we have opened the application process. It is fairly simple, just scroll down, you will find links to the application form, fill it out and that’s it. Just buy a plane/train/ferry/ship/bus/space rocket ticket and get to Slovenia. Don’t worry Ormož is not as isolated as it looks like 😀

INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA 2008

THE BEST IN WUDC/BP DEBATE INSTRUCTION
23-30 NOVEMBER 2008

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
Full program for university students – instruction, tournament.
Tournament for university students – tournament in Maribor.
Full program for trainers, teachers, coaches, club leaders, judges at
any level in any debate format.

SPECIFIC DATES:
Arrive in Ormoz, Slovenia November 23 2008
Instruction in Ormoz November 24-28 2008
Transfer to Maribor afternoon 28 November 2008
Tournament in Maribor evening 28-30 November 2008

FACULTY

Loke Wing Fatt, Singapore: Legendary debate trainer, WUDC breaking
judge, honorary professorship North-Eastern University China, SAID
Singapore, 4th IDAS.
Jens Fischer, Germany: Berlin Debating Union, Chief Adjudicator at
Europeans, 3rd IDAS. Invited.
Sam Greenland, UK/Hong Kong/Australia: WUDC semifinalist for Sydney,
Hong Kong world schools coach, 3rd IDAS.
Neil Harvey-Smith, UK: President Worlds Council, Chief Adjudicator
Europeans 2008, US Universities 2009, WUDC finalist, 2nd IDAS.
Steve Llano, USA: Professor at St. John’s University NY, NE USA Director
of the Year, USA National Champion coach, 3rd IDAS.
Branka Marusic, Croatia: President Europeans Council, IDAS Finalist, 2nd
IDAS.
Rhydian Morgan, UK: Chief Adjudicator and Finals judge at numerous
tournaments, Welsh Debating Federation, World Debate Institute faculty
2008, 2nd IDAS.
Uve Poom, Estonia: Europeans EFL Champion, IDAS Finalist, Euros 2008
organizer, 2nd IDAS. Invited.
Alfred Snider, USA: Professor at University of Vermont, Director World
Debate Institute, USA Coach of the Year, six recent debate textbooks,
6th IDAS.
Bojana Skrt, Slovenia: Director ZIP, twice WSDC EFL Champion coach, 6th
IDAS.

Curriculum:
Students: Each Instruction day features a main lecture, exercise and
drill sessions, and two complete critiqued practice debates. Many
elective classes offered. Many training preparation sessions offered.
Judge evaluation and training offered.
Trainers: Special track created based on the needs of attending
trainers. All welcome.

Tournament:
Sponsored by IDAS, ZIP and hosted by Debate Club University of Maribor
Faculty of Law. Six preliminary rounds and semifinals in the WUDC
format. No team caps as of now. Faculty will serve as adjudication core
and administration for the tournament.

Accommodations:
Rooms and full meals provided in Ormoz and Maribor. Social activities
organized each evening.

Fees:
Includes all meals, double rooms, instructional materials,
transportation from Ormoz to Maribor, and social activities.
200 Euros for full program, 50 Euros for tournament.

Scholarships:
We hope to offer substantial scholarships to needy applicants. We are in
negotiations with sponsors now and hope to be able to offer substantial
scholarship assistance. Get a scholarship form at the website.

Applications and information available:
APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 OCTOBER 2008
APPLICATION FORM FOR THE WHOLE PROGRAMME http://debate.uvm.edu/idasall.doc
APPLICATION FORM TOURNAMENT ONLY http://debate.uvm.edu/idastourn.doc
Questions? Ask Bojana Skrt, [email protected]

Peter Mesarec, Assistant Director
Helena Felc, Social Director
Zlata Subinski, Tournament Host

Website: http://debate.uvm..edu/idas.html
Blogsite: http://internationaldebateacademy.blogspot.com/
More about ZIP: http://www.ljudmila.org/debata

We look forward to working with you at IDAS 2008!

-Bojana & Tuna