I am delighted to warmly welcome your participation at the 5th World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (WUPID) 2011 at Putrajaya, Malaysia this coming December.
This statement was made as part of an opening address given by WUPID's Chief Adjudicator, Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the WUPID 2011 Press Conference organized at the official hotel, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel and Resort.
Please register now and book your spot at WUPID 2011!
What is WUPID?
Widely considered to be an authoritative event for top university debaters from across the globe, the 5th World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (WUPID) 2011 is being held from December 17 - 21, 2011 at Putrajaya, Malaysia.
There is no registration fee for the top 30 debating universities. Your entire accommodation at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, meals and social passes will be fully sponsored. What the teams are required to do, is simply register and get themselves to the official hotel.
More details are available on the official website at: http://wupidmania.thedebatingnews.com
Who are the Top 30 Debating Universities?
See the list here: http://thedebatingnews.com/wupid/7-wupid/4
The full university ranking is available here: http://worlddebating.blogspot.com/2011/01/world-debating-rankings-2011.html
Who are the members of the Adjudication Core?
- Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam (Chief Adjudicator)
- Lucinda David
- Colm Flynn
- Ivan Evetovics
- Faisal Moideen
- Adiba Shareen
- Tim Sonnreich (to be confirmed)
What is the format?
British Parliamentary Style. Each eligible university can only send a maximum of 2 teams and 1 adjudicator.
What if you just want to observe or become an independent adjudicator?
There is no fee imposed if you’re coming on your own to watch the debates. But if you want to experience the full extent of WUPID, as an observer or an independent adjudicator, we have prepared package. There are discounts for subscribers of The Debating News and former WUPID debaters and adjudicators.
See the link here for more details: http://thedebatingnews.com/observers-and-independent-adjudicators