Beihang World Debate Academy


Beihang University, Za in Proti Slovenia and the World Debate Institute will hold the 2015 edition of this exciting and growing program, appealing to all aspiring debaters of China, Asia and beyond.

STUDENTS: The program features the normal intense debate academy model we have become famous for. The program instructs university students in the WUDC format in English.  Each day features lectures, small group drills and exercises, two fully critiqued practice debates, and elective courses that students may choose from. Students will be assessed and then assigned to beginner, intermediate and advanced groups that will each have different specific curriculum within the general academy model.

TEACHERS: The program will feature a special track for teachers to prepare them to coach and train debaters as well as how to use debating on the classroom. For details contact Prof. Guohong Xu. 

REGISTER: Cost is 1000RMB ($175). Housing not included but a variety of reasonable housing and food opportunities are available on request. Contact Prof. Guohong Xu at for application and information.

FELLOWSHIPS: Beihang University and the World Debate Institute are proud to announce Fellowship opportunities for 2015. Ten students will be chosen to be named Beihang Exchange Fellows. Recipients will be appointed as junior trainers in the 2015 program, will be given housing and food during their stay, and will be given a 2500RMB subsidy. Those who apply should have an extensive debate background and will serve as junior faculty at the 2015 Beihang World Debate Academy. The program is unable to grant air travel subsidies. A debate CV should be sent to Alfred Snider at for consideration by 1 May 2015. Questions should be directed to Prof. Guohong Xu of Beihang University at .

Faculty for 2015!

Lindsey Dixon, USA. Clemson University highly successful American coach.

Aaquib Hossain, Bangladesh. WUDC ESL World Champion, Berlin.

G. Rhydian Morgan, UK. Oxford debater, trained on four continents.

Sharmila Parmanand, Philippines. Chief Adjudicator at WUDC Berlin, US Championships 2016 Atlanta, Pan Americans 2016 Jamaica.

Jernej Podgornik, Slovenia. Leading European debate coach, expert in philosophy.

TJ Senamengern, Thailand. Convener of WUDC and WSDC, legendary Asian trainer.

Alfred Snider, USA. Chief Adjudicator at many tournaments, including US Championships 2013 & Pan Americans 2014 & 2015.

Ross Taylor, UK. Successful coach now faculty member at Beihang.

Zheng Bo, China. China’s original debate mastermind.



The 2013 program was a huge success. You can read about it at:


Beihang University, Beijing, China 15-22 July 2015