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21 September 2011

WUPID Welcomes The Top 30 Debating Universities To Malaysia This Coming December


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:

Who are the Top 30 Debating Universities?

See the list here:
The full university ranking is available here:

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)
To ensure that the motions are current and relevant, they will be assisted by a newly elected WUPID Peace Ambassador, Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, who is the Honorary Advisor for the Perdana Global Peace Foundation and the Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry.

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:


  1. Anonymous11:24 am

    Is this tournament still around? I thought it crawled into a hole and died of shame after last years result.

    Pop quiz, how many of the confirmed adjudicators in the adjudications core have broken as debaters at a major IV like Worlds, Australs or EUDC?

  2. Anonymous12:50 pm

    Yes this tournament is still on. It attracts good teams and good adjudicators and is one of the highlights around Asia. It may not be of the standard of Cambridge or Oxford but a little less snobbery and elitism would serve you well if not here then in life after college.

  3. Anonymous12:24 pm

    I didn't think integrity was a Cambridge or Oxford thing, but if it is I'm very proud to be a snob. Even the most insignificant of local IV's seems to recognise the importance of the results being correct, but maybe that's just my snobbery.

  4. Look this is an old story about a poor Singapore unfairly winning but then the story died when that Singapore team performed very well at Worlds. I wasn't there so I can't comment on the merits of the final decision but I really don't think it is fair to revive the argument now AND hide behind anonymous. If you want to throw insults at WUPID or at other posters then I'm going to insist on some form of ID and not Anonymous.

  5. Anonymous3:03 am

    Want the video link to the debate Colm?

  6. Anonymous11:16 am
    I found the link here. There is also some further discussion of the debate here:


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