The International Debate Education Association in association with the Open Society Foundations is looking for university debaters from around the world to take part in a debate program in New Orleans in early August. The project will be divided into two parts and entrants are welcome to apply for either the first or for both. All transport costs will be paid by IDEA and accommodation will be provided by Loyola University.
The first part, the Open Society Debates, runs from the third to the seventh of August. We are calling on college debaters world wide to audition to be in the pilot of a show about debate. Six speakers from different universities and countries will be randomly placed into two teams, and a video crew will document drama and tension as debaters from around the globe learn to work together to construct their arguments for a public final debate. We are hoping that the videos will be broadcasted around the world starting in the fall
The second stage, starting on the eighth of August, is a debate camp for local high school students who will be investigating the balance between liberty and security. Participants who choose to stay on for this part will receive a per diem allowance and, once again, all accommodation, meals and transport will be provided. The debate camp will run until the nineteenth of August.
The application deadline for both programs is July 12th, and the application can be found at: http://www.idebate.org/open-society-debates/
All debaters have to do is fill out some basic information about themselves, submit a short clip of themselves debating, and submit a statement explaining their interest, not to exceed 200 words.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Princeton Debate Panel 2014
Open Society Foundations, Consultant