This year’s Worlds Universities debating Championships will be held from December 27th 2013 to January 4th 2014. Chennai will host over 1000 young individuals from all over the world for the biggest and most prestigious competition of the year. Seventwenty will keep you updated on the Dutch teams.
The tab of WUDC Chennai has finally been released. More info about this will follow soon on Seventwenty. The full tab (team and speaker tab) can be found here.
The Dutch contingent
The Dutch contingent will consist of two Dutch teams representing Dutch universities and5 semi-Dutch teams representing foreign universities featuring current and former exchange students as well as Dutch students studying abroad. Moreover 3 Dutch judges will be present in Chennai.
Babes-Bolyai University B: Calin Muresanu (Utrecht exchange student) & Ioana Stupariu
Erasmus A: Marike Abrahamse & Lucia Sontseva
Kyoto B: Hiroki Yokoyama (Leiden exchange student) & Takuya Tanohata
LSE B: Elisabeth van Lieshout (former Dutch Champion) & Daniel Berman
NUIG A: Maria Ni Fhlatharta (former Leiden exchange student) & Andrew Shevlane
RRIS A: Alon van Dam (Former UCU student) & Amos Wasserbach
Utrecht A: Tomas Beerthuis & Senna Maatoug (Leiden)
Danique van Koppenhagen: independent
Simone van Elk: independent
Leela Koenig: independent
Anne Valkering: independent
We will keep you updated with results and motions every day. A further impression of the tournament will be posted on Seventwenty afterwards.
Round 1: THBT the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas (schools of Islamic study) throughout the Islamic world
Round 2: THW allow first-time offenders to, with the consent of the victims, pay compensation to them in place of a prison sentence.
Round 3: TH regrets the rise of a ‘hookup culture’ (one which accepts and encourages casual sexual encounters focused on physical pleasure, without necessarily including emotional bonding)
Round 4: THBT developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for elected office.
Round 5: HBT the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the interests of the small and medium-sized negotiating countries.
Round 6: THW make the receipt of welfare payments to raise children conditional on the use of long-term, but reversible, contraception.
Round 7: THBT government agencies that regulate drugs should only test whether a drug is safe, not whether it is effective, before approving it for public use.
Round 8: THBT NATO should unconditionally offer membership to the states of the former Soviet Union, excluding Russia.
Round 9: TH regrets the commodification of indigenous cultures.
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Other ways to stay up to date
Livestream is available here
Facebook also brings to you updates and pictures here
Editors note: This page will be updated by Mascha Bloemer and Karin Merckens, both are not attending WUDC and are thus not in Chennai. They rely social media for updates about these teams and kindly request your help with gathering data, in case any of you has news on any of these teams please comment below or contact either Mascha or Karin.