CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 GLOBAL DEBATE TOP 16 TEAMS
1. Nicolaj Thor/Chris Wheeler NYU-New York
2. Arushi Sahay/Keren Benzion NYU-London
3. Kristin Ravenneau/Goodness Osih NYU-New York
4. Akash Jaini/Madhav Juneja NYU-DC/NYU Abu-Dhabi
5. Vivian Cheng/Jackie Samuel NYU-Buenos Aires
6. Rohan Shankar/Nathan Hiransomboon NYU-New York
7. Haider Ali/Kathy Wang NYU-Shanghai
8. Erin Szczechowski/Tara Dalton NYU-New York
9. Justln Lee/Muhammed Ali NYU-Abu Dhabi
10. Jenny Zheng/Kerry Luo NYU-New York
11. Adejoke Mason/Katrina Newman NYU-New York
12. Christine Shao/Matea Kocevska NYU-London
13. Aditya Pandey/Rahul Rai NYU-New York
14. Harper Cho/Diana Siu NYU-Abu Dhabi
15. Bryte Bu/Gloria Zheng NYU-New York
16. Alexander Hsu/Kate Yeh NYU-New York
The topic for the 2017-18 Global Debates at NYU is: "Resolved that just governments ought to ensure food security for its citizens
The 2019 topic will be released in September 2018.
2018-19 EVENT DATES AND DEADLINES
FINAL TOPIC VOTES AUGUST 19, 2018
TOPIC ANNOUNCEMENT SEPT. 26, 2018
TRAINING SESSIONS Jan. 24, Jan. 25 Feb. 1, 7, 8
VIDEO ENTRIES ACCEPTED Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
GLOBAL VIDEO DEADLINE Friday, March 1st, 2019
DOMESTIC PRELIMS Sunday, March 10, 2019
Meet & Greet for Contestants Saturday April 20th
GD Elimination Rounds Sunday April 21st
Global Debate Championships Monday April 22nd
PLEASE REVIEW THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND THE FAQs as well as other sections on this site for important details.
Champions $4000 each
2nd place $2000 each
Semis $1500 each
Quarters $750 each
Round of 16 $400 each
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.
Strategy Sessions will be held every Wednesday in February at 9:15pm in the Kimmel Center.
Teams in the Video Submission competition may request conference call meetings or Skype sessions by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Group training sessions will begin in January. If your club would like to schedule a presentation, please send your meeting times and location to email@example.com.
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. In March of 2014, he was named a 2014 National Debate Critic of the Year. Some of his past accolades include 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