World Debating News
24 November 2007
School of International Studies in Sciences and Arts Pakistan (SISA) is hosting the SISA International Debating & Public Speaking Championship 2008 (SIDPSC 2008) from 14th February to 19th February 2008. The competition is the only one of its kind in Pakistan and may be even in South Asia. It is conducted on the lines of the World Individual Debating & Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC).
This year’s competition promises to bring together the top student public speakers from across the globe and offer them all a unique chance to interact with each other. This will also be a wonderful opportunity for all our international teams to experience the exotic and rich culture of Pakistan and there is no better place to do that, than the historical city of Lahore.
The registration fee is $50 (U.S) per participant/coach or chaperone (fifty dollars U.S). This will cover all the boarding & lodging arrangements for the duration of the stay in Lahore. The registration fee can be paid upon arrival in cash or if team’s want we can give them the bank/account details where they can transfer the necessary amount.
You are requested to kindly confirm the participation of your institution no later than 15th December 2007.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Wasif W. Mir
Convener SIDPSC 2008
Phone: (042)5311254, (042)5017348
23 November 2007
Bangladesh Debating Council-BDC organized the 1st Global Debating Championship in Bangladesh from November 15 to November 20, 2007. Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh hosted this BP Format Global Esteemed Debating Championship; IUT 1st Bangladesh Open 2007 with Worlds MINI and South East Asians. Australia, USA, Malaysia participated with 28 other top local Debating Institutions from Bangladesh in this Grand Debating Championships.
Motion for the Final:
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Champion: International Islamic University Malaysia A
Runner up: International Islamic University Malaysia B
3rd Place: Bangladesh International Tutorial A
4th Place: American International University A
Tasniem Ahmed Elyass from IIUM A (International)
Faiza Rahman from Bangladesh International Tutorial BIT A (Local)
CA: Rashedul Hasan Stalin (BDC)
CA External: Abdul Latif (Malaysia)
DCA: Claudia Newman-Martin from Australia (ANU)
Alex Dukalskis from USA (IDEA)
Fareez Bin Zahir from Malaysia (IIUM)
Mohammed Saddam Hossain (BDC)
Azim Ahmed (BDC)
Alam Israq Chowdhury (BDC)
Top ten speakers:
1. Shengwu Li (Oxford DL)
2. Sayeqa Islam (Victoria University of Wellington)
3. Jonathan Leader Maynard (ULU)
4. Christopher Bishop (Victoria University of Wellington)
5=. Susan Connolly (UCD L+H A)
5= Steven Kryger (Yale)
7= Ross Kelly (UCD L+H A)
7= James Moir (Oxford MW)
7= Aneurin Brewer (Inner Temple A)
7= James Kilcup (Seattle)
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