The resolution for the 2019-20 NYU Presidential Global Debates is: Resolved: On-balance, the risks of artificial intelligence outweigh the rewards
2019-20 EVENT DATES AND DEADLINES
FACEBOOK POLL CLOSE NOVEMBER 19, 2019
TOPIC ANNOUNCEMENT NOVEMBER 21, 2019
TRAINING SESSIONS Feb. 4, 19, 18
VIDEO ENTRIES ACCEPTED Monday, February 17th, 2020
GLOBAL VIDEO DEADLINE Friday, March 6th, 2020
DOMESTIC PRELIMS Friday, Feb 28th or Sun. March 1, 2020 [based on rooms]
Meet & Greet for Contestants Saturday May 2th
GD Elimination Rounds Sunday May 3th
Global Debate Championships Monday May 4th
PLEASE REVIEW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND THE FAQs, as well as other sections on this site for important details.
Cash prizes and awards will be given to all qualified, eligible students who advance to Round of 16. Prizes are subject to applicable domestic and international tax laws and treaties.
RECEIPT OF STUDENT AWARDS
To receive your Global Debate prize award, please complete the following form. Leave the Chartfield blank.
For Department put Stern Business & Society Program Area. For Expense type, list where you placed [e.g Quarterfinalist, Octofinalist, etc]. For amount ,list the corresponding amount above from the prizes information. You can hand the form in to Will Baker or drop it off at the Stern Business & Society Program Area on the 7th floor.
In addition, students should submit a completed W-9 (for US students) or a completed W-8BEN (for international students. This is now being requested to help expedite the process and minimize errors due to using information that is on file.
Information on Practice Sessions
International Students may submit videos in advance for commentary and suggestions and then re-submit before the deadline
All participants may send emails to global debate for feedback on arguments and format.
Training and Strategy Sessions will be held weekly in February and by appointment.
Teams in the Video Submission competition may request conference call meetings or Skype sessions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also like the NYU Global Debate Facebook page for updated announcements. If you have questions about preparation, training assistance, partnership matches or the competition rules, please email email@example.com. Group training sessions will begin in January. If your club would like to schedule a presentation, please send your meeting times and location to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAFFING AND PROGRAMMING
About the GLOBAL DEBATE FUND
The Global Debate Fund is a composite of domestic and international programs designed to enhance the critical thinking, research and speaking abilities of NYU students and their surrounding communities. Based in the Stern School of Business in the Business & Society Program Area, the Global Debate Fund's initiatives include:
Will Baker is the head of the Global Debate Fund which directs the President's Global Debate Initiative at New York University. He is one of the leading debate consultants in the country who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, school districts and over 8,000 students across the country. Mr. Baker has taught argumentation at NYU for over twenty years. Previously, he directed the Associated Leaders or Urban Debate (ALOUD), a national initiative to make debate accessible to hundreds of thousands of students in low-income communities. Mr. Baker is a Past President of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations and a UN Representative for the International Association for Religious Freedom. In 2003, the NYU team captured the National Championship making him the first African American director to win that title since Melvin B. Tolson of Wiley College in 1935.
This Fall, Baker was named the winner of the Melissa Maxcy Wade Award for Social Justice. Some of his past accolades include the 2018 Dr. Neil Berch Award for Community Service, the National Debate Critic of the Year (2014). Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World (finalist), College Debate Coach of the Year (1999, 2004), and the Paul Slappy Award for fostering diversity (2005).
Skye Weis is the principal administrator within the Business & Society program.
Jack Lau, Cara Jiang, Matthew Chiu, Alex Wolmart, Alanis Smith-Event Assistance
Jake Hattis, Ruby Ellery-Thornley, Lauren Franco-Tournament Assistance
Sonja Popovic- Outreach and Distribution
Yean Franco-Marin, Austin Fialkow-Awards Assistance