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WUDC Malaysia 2015: BREAKS!

The break has been announced. Here are the full results of WUDC Malaysia 2015. Scroll down for matchups in the first outrounds. Seventwenty wants to congratulate all teams and Public Speakers on breaking and wishes everyone a happy 2015!


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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 3

WUDCMalaysiaToday is the last day of the preliminary rounds of Malaysia WUDC 2015. These rounds are all closed rounds, meaning that no results are being released before the break announcements.


Round 7: THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs.

Infoslide: Over the last decade, scientists have identified a range of chemicals that exist naturally in the brain and shape individuals’ moral behaviour. Significants amounts of research is now being carried out to create ‘moral enhancements drugs’, which would alter the levels of such chemicals, such drugs have been shown to increase individuals’ tendencies to display empathy and care for others, to behave in altruistic ways, and to resist pressures to act in ways that violate their personal ethical beliefs.

Round 8: THBT the USA and the EU should seek to promote peace by heavily subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories.

Round 9: TH, as a medical professional employed by the US military or security services, would, and would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’.

Infoslide: Enhancement Interrogation Techniques: is a term used by the US government to refer to methods used to extract information from detainees in the war on terror. Examples include, but are not limited to stress positions, hooding, sleep deprivation, deprivation of food and drink and waterboarding.



Since these rounds are closed, the results will be released after the break announcements. Break announcements will take place tonight.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 2

WUDCMalaysiaDay 2 has begun for some time now and we will keep you up to date with motions and other information about today. Preliminary rounds 4-6 will take place in Kuala Lumpur. Also, today the Public Speaking contest will take place. Stay tuned!



Round 4: THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illnessof those accused of crimes.

Round 5: THBT the international community should cut off internet access in Syria.

Round 6: THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation.



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Public Speaking

Between round 4 and 5 the Public Speaking contest will take place. Debates will take place in eight different rooms. In room 1, Arielle Dundas will show her public speaking skills. We wish her all the best! Every room has four to five speakers and three judges. The draw can be found here.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 1

WUDCMalaysiaAlthough the Netherlands doesn’t have teams in Malaysia, there is still a lot going on there. On the internet one can find a lot of sources from where information can be gained. In the previous post we already provided you with the most important sources in order to follow WUDC from home. However, we still want to keep you up to date in a more extensive way then only posting useful links. This post gives an oversight of everything you need to know from day 1.



Organisation: Danique van Koppenhagen (DCA), Andrea Bos (Equity Officer).

 Teams: none

Judges (all Independent): Anne Valkering, Senna Maatoug, Karin Merckens, Bionda Merckens, Andrea Bos, Arielle Dundas, Tomas Beerthuis.

Masters participants: Arielle and Andrea (Netherlands 1), Karin and Bionda (Netherlands 2).



Round 1: This House regrets the decline of tightly integrated families.

Round 2: THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment, in an attempt to combvat global warming.

Infoslide: Climate engineering is a deliberate and large-scale intervention in Earth’s climatic system in an effort to combat global warming. Climat engineering may take many forms. Examples include, but are not limited to: planting large forests where none previously existed, fertilizing the ocean with iron to dramatically increase the population of algae, and increasing cloud coverage so less sunlight reaches Earth’s surface.

Round 3: THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts.

Infoslide: Vocational: training in technical skills of immediate application to employment. Liberal Arts: academic disciplines, including literature, languages and philosophy, viewed in contrast to technical disciplines.



Scores after round 1:

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: how to follow WUDC at home?


There are not so many Dutch people going to WUDC this year and therefore we will cover WUDC in a less extensive way. However, it is still of great importance to the debating community, so we will provide you with some articles that contain information about WUDC and some useful links on where to find more information. This article is written by John Harper for his own blog.

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