Bard Debate Union Places among Top Teams at World Universities Debating Championship
Gwen and Pascal debated teams from across the globe, including winning rounds against Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and University of Toronto. After nine grueling preliminary rounds, they made Bard history by becoming the first Bard team to advance to elimination rounds at the world championship. Some of the motions they debated included: “This house opposes the academization of social justice movements,” “This house prefers environmental movements heavily prioritizing a local agenda over a global one (e.g., focusing on local pollution rather than climate change),” and “This house, as South Korea, would aim to significantly increase its cross-border economic cooperation with North Korea.” Ultimately, Gwen and Pascal ended the tournament in 13th place.
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Post Date: 07-19-2021