​​​The 2021-22 CEDA team will  foster a community-oriented, competitive and supportive environment built on resilience, rejuvenation and innovation.  To achieve that vision, we'll focus on three themes: upgrading member services, developing a roadmap for program sustainability and expanding opportunities for campus and community partnerships. 

        Alejandro Scott, Incoming President, Cross Examination Debate Association [CEDA] debate team 

Vision Teams

These portfolios, each headed by team officers, will facilitate achieving the President's outlined vision: 

Community & Campus Engagement Team [Lead: Sarika]

Creative Content Generation Team [Lead: Adelle] 

Debater Support & Wellness Program  [co-leads: Maggie & Pacy]

Fund Management & Alumni Relations Program [Lead: Warrington]

Web Development & Analytics Team [Lead: Ethan]

Why Give? 

In 2015, Alan Ostrosvky, a former debater from another East Coast program was quoted as saying “Schools like Harvard, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Berkeley and NYU consistently produce wonderful debaters."  We agree.   NYU’s program has made a unique mark on the world of debate by involving students across the socioeconomic spectrum, being proactive in its involvement with social justice, spurring global debate competition and positioning students for success after they leave the activity.

If debate has helped you or someone in your life, please consider a gift to the NYU CEDA team.    

All major policy changes for our communities, our health, our economy, our laws and our environment begin with one person persuading someone else that they have a good idea.   

           Brent Farrand, Founding Director of the Jersey Urban Debate League; Head Coach, Newark Science High Debate team

There is no better testing ground for emerging changemakers than robust, evidence-based debates that test philosophies, scholarship and complex policies from the conservative to the radical.

​      Will Baker, Director of the NYU Global Debate Fund, and NYUDL Founder

The research and competition inspires them to ask tough questions, embrace challenging conversations with friends, family and the NYU campus community from power structures to sexual orientation to global citizenship and host public events to broaden the conversation.

These opportunities require transportation, lodging, meals, fees and coaches and none of those costs are decreasing in a post-COVID world.    

Your support is pivotal to help bridge the gap.

Support the 2021-22 NYUCEDA President's Vision Statement