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Alumnus is thankful for education that propelled his success as a litigation attorney.  Keith Cohen ’81 says the well-rounded, liberal arts education he received as a student at HWS helped make him a successful trial attorney. To show his appreciation, he has funded a display case located on the first floor of Stern Hall for

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens reflected on intellectual humility, the benefits of a healthy conservative politics and the perils of ideological orthodoxy. “Thoughtful introspection” was the running theme of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens’ dialogue during the inaugural event of the Stern Family Forum series. “We can keep our minds open and still think of

A lecture series created to spur students to enter into conversations on tough issues will open with a talk from Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens that will be moderated by Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes Correspondent and HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker. The Stern Family Forum, generously funded by Honorary Trustee Herbert J. Stern ’58,

Hobart and William Smith will launch the inaugural Finger Lakes Cup public debate on Friday, March 4. The inaugural Finger Lakes Cup, a public debate held in the British Parliamentary format, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in the Vandervort Room. Featuring the best debaters from HWS, Cornell, University of Rochester

And by epic, we mean epic! Harvard, Yale and Oxford were no match for HWS. Fall 2021 marked another epic semester for HWS Debate. The team participated in eight debate competitions and defeated rival varsity teams from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Cornell and Oxford universities. Dynamic duo Sreyan Kanungo’23 and Sarim Karim ’22 found competitive success

HWS Debaters win Pre United Asian Debating Championship. Sreyan Kanungo ’23 and Sarim Karim’ 22 teamed up with Josh Kemp, a graduate from London School of Economics, and recently won The Cross Debsoc Pre United Asian Debating Championship tournament on Sept. 26. This was the first time the trio debated together. The international Asian Parliamentary

After qualifying for the quarterfinal round at the World Universities Debating Championships 2021, Sarim Karim ’22 and Sreyan Kanungo ’23 became the eighth place English as a Second Language team in the world. World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) is considered the most prestigious debate tournament in the world. The 2021 competition included the best debaters

This spring, the HWS Debate team hosted the HWS Round Robin, a major tournament on the international circuit.

HWS Debate team members Eden LaRonde ’24 and July Winters ’24 participated in a parliamentary style debate on NewsTalk 93 FM, a Jamaican radio program, on Jan. 13. On Jan. 6, the pair won the Tertiary Division of the Jamaican Debate Academy and Open.  On NewsTalk 93 FM, a radio program broadcast in Kingston, Jamaica,

This semester the HWS Debate Team welcomed in a robust class of 14 novice debaters, defined as those in their first year of collegiate debate. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the team met three times a week and used social distancing classroom learning as well as online practice schedules to learn the ropes and prepare for an