INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ACADEMY SLOVENIA

22-30 NOVEMBER 2014


The 12th International Debate Academy Slovenia will be held in Kranjska Gora and Ljubljana, Slovenia between 22-30 November 2014. The program is aimed at university students, uses the WUDC/BP format, and will be conducted in English.


Last year over 100 students from four continents attended the event which culminated in a full tournament with 50 teams.


The tournament in Ljubljana will be co-organised by University of Ljubljana Debate Society https://www.facebook.com/ULDebSoc?fref=ts and their coordinator Jernej Fink.


The website is at:

http://debateacademy.net/Debate_Academy/IDA_Slovenia.html

Videos of debates and instruction sessions can be found at:

https://vimeo.com/channels/241958



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FACULTY FOR 2014:

Janja Augustin, Slovenia - Worked with Slovenia president during EU Presidency, global debate adjudicator

Maja Cimerman, Qatar/Slovenia - EUDC ESL Champion 2010, now with QatarDebate

Geetha Creffield, Singapore - Coach of WSDC Team Singapore

Alex de Jager, Qatar/South Africa - Broken at Oxford & Cambridge, now with QatarDebate

Filip Dobranic, Slovenia - EUDC ESL Champion 2010, WUDC ESL Top Speaker 2011

Mandy Frank, Kazakhstan/USA - USA National Champion coach, BWDA Champion coach

Gina Iberri-Shea, USA - Coach of US Air Force Academy, IDAS 2013 winner

Julija Mikic, Croatia - Debate Academy superstar on two continents

Arlan Narvaez, Venezuela - WUDC EFL Finalist coach

Maja Nenadovic, Hungary - Legendary debate organizer in many countries

Sharmila Parmanand, Philippines - CA at WUDC Berlin and many other tournaments

Viktor Prlja, Serbia - EUDC ESL Top Speaker

Bojana Skrt, Slovenia - WUDC ESL finalist coach, 3 WSDC ESL titles

Alfred Snider, USA - US Nationals CA, Pan Americans CA, Pan Africans 2015 CA.


FULL PROGRAM:

Each day involves lectures to three separate experience level groups along with small group exercise sessions. Each day also features two full debates critiqued by faculty. Each afternoon many elective classes are offered for students to choose two. 2013 electives are listed at the bottom of the page. Everyone from the training component takes buses to Ljubljana. A six round tournament will be held. Housing will be offered for two nights in dormitory along with meals and a break party.

Training and Tournament costs - 320 Euros (training, housing, three meals a day, transportation to Ljubljana, tournament entry, break night party).


TOURNAMENT ONLY:

If you can only attend the tournament, arrive in Ljubljana by 1400 hours on 28 November Friday for registration, tournament ends at 1400 30 November Sunday.

Tournament - 80 Euros (tournament entry, two nights housing, two lunches, two dinners, two breakfasts, break night party).

Economy Tournament only - 25 Euros (tournament entry, no housing, Saturday & Sunday lunches only, break night party).


Fill out application form at http://debate.uvm.edu/idasall.docx

and send it to zainprotiakademija@gmail.com


When your application is received you will receive instructions for payment by bank transfer and other information.






The 2013 tournament was held at the Faculty of Administration at the University of Ljubljana. The US Air Force Academy team of Beaton & Woodward emerged victorious at the 11th IDAS tournament.



Full tab is at http://debate.uvm.edu/tabs/idas2013/

Motions from 2013:

1. THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap.

2. THBT EU nations should stop cooperating with the USA on intelligence matters.

3. THW not watch pornography

4. THW pay reparations to European Roma

5. THBT all corporations should become cooperatives owned and operated by the workers.

6. This House believes that the dead are the property of the state

QUARTERFINALS

THW NOT TAX BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS

SEMIFINALS

THW apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment

FINALS

THBT THE RECENT GENEVA AGREEMENT WITH IRAN WILL FAIL.


The electives in 2013 were as follows:

ABCs OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION

FLOWING/NOTETAKING

DEBATING ABOUT DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

POSITION & TREATMENT OF ROMA IN EUROPE

UNDERSTANDING THE MOTION

LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY 101

DEBATING INTERNET PRIVACY

STATEHOOD & SECESSION

BAILING OUT EUROPE: A SUCCESSFUL SURGERY WITH A DEAD PATIENT

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DRAW A BLANK IN PREP TIME

USE OF PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS IN DEBATE

GATHERING KNOWLEDGE FOR DEBATE

POINTS OF INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS

RULES FOR WORLDS DEBATERS – BEGINNERS SESSION

SPEECH AND ARGUMENT STRUCTURE

FEMINISMS 1

INDIVIDUAL VS. COMMUNITY

USING DEBATE IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

ROLE OF NGOs IN THE POLICY MAKING PROCESS

DECONSTRUCTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK

INTRODUCTION TO WORLD SCHOOLS FORMAT

EU FOREIGN POLICY – A RIDDLE WITHIN AN ENIGMA

FEMINISMS 2

HOW TO BUILD ECONOMIC ARGUMENTS

MOTION ANALYSIS

PROMOTING DEMOCRACY: ACTORS, RATIONALES, STRATEGIES & PARADOXES

IS SOVEREIGNTY SACROSANCT? INTERVENTION IN WORLD POLITICS

THE POWER OF DEFINITION

OVERCOMING THE ESL COMPLEX

HOW TO BUILD ECONOMIC ARGUMENTS

JUDGING 101

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE IN DEBATING

DEFINING TERMS AS OPENING GOVERNMENT

HOW TO BUILD AN OPENING GOVERNMENT CASE

DECONSTRUCTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK

QUESTIONS YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER THEM

DOES STYLE REALLY WORK? HOW CAN YOU USE IT?

INTERNET: HOW IT HAS CHANGED SOCIETIES, US AND THE FUTURE

LOGICAL FALLACIES: IDENTIFYING THEM, AVOIDING THEM

MAKING YOUR ARGUMENTS MORE IMPORTANT

WAR AND WOMEN: VICTIMS, STAKEHOLDERS, BEFORE & AFTER

ADVANCED STRATEGY

ADVANCED REBUTTAL

LOGO, ETHOS, PATHOS: THREE DEBATING MUSKETEERS

ECOLOGICAL PHILOSOPHIES

SOFT POWER AND HARD POWER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

EXTENSION STRATEGY

SPEECH STRUCTUE

LANGUAGE AND POWER

CHUNKING ANALYSIS: DEBATE LIKE A CHAMP

PUBLIC SPEAKING

ONLINE DEBATE INSTRUCTION MATERIALS

FEDERALISM: DEBATING ABOUT THE EU

STORYTELLING IN DEBATE: WHY IT MATTERS AND IS NOT JUST ICING ON THE CAKE

WHERE DOES MONEY COME FROM?

POINTS OF INFORMATION

FIRST PRINCIPLES

DEBATING WITH STYLE

SHIFT HAPPENS: HOW TO USE ARGUMENTS FROM THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY

ARGUMENT DECONSTRUCTION

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

STRATEGIES FOR BEGINNING JUDGES

AFRICA BEYOND THE ASSUMPTIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

TRAINING EXERCISES & DRILLS

DEBATING GENDER ISSUES

UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES

SET TECHNIQUES FOR DEBATES

ORGANIZING A DEBATE TOURNAMENT

 

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