Getting ready for day two of competition here in Antalya, Turkey at the Koc Worlds. Day one was great - I felt the rounds I saw were much better quality than the rounds in Cork last year - compared laterally of course.
I have a few good ideas for posts coming out of the great conversations and encounters I've been having over the past couple of days. One of the most interesting moments was finally getting my hands on a copy of the Monash Debate Review, a publication I have been interested in for a few months now. It looks good, and the editorial staff seems to really be interested in pursuing academic study of debate.
The motions so far have been pretty interesting. I think if anything, they are good for teaching how to approach motions on the first half of the debate. That's what I'll be using them for anyway.
Round 1: This House would ban labor unions.
Round 2: This House believes that developing nations should pay the full tuition of female university students.
Round 3: This House would financially incentivize both inter-faith and inter-ethnic marriages.
Now the tab is out for round four, so it's time to start the day! More to come.