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Amira Abdulkadir ’14 and Anna Dorman ’14 recently represented the HWS Debate Team at the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship in Berlin, Germany. The largest international debate tournament in the world, the competition consisted of nine preliminary debate rounds for 400 teams and 300 adjudicators.   Conducted in the British Parliamentary Style of debate, each

“If it wasn’t for debate, there’s no way I’d be where I am,” says Assistant Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes, coach and adviser to the HWS debate team. It’s no surprise he feels so strongly about debate, given that for the past eight years he has led the Colleges’ team on a meteoric rise from

In an effort to encourage collegiate-level debate in China, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes and students Yiqun “Ted” Cheng ’13 and Melissa Hosek ’14 visited Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Thanks to a grant from the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), the group from HWS provided debate

Second only to the World University Debate Championships in competitiveness, the 6th Annual HWS/IDEA Round Robin Invitational is the destination for top debating teams from across the globe, including four former World Champions and two additional debaters who have been ranked No. 1 in the world. This year’s tournament will be held from Thursday, April

On April 5 and 6, Yale Law School Professor Jules Coleman and former American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen, two of the nation’s top legal scholars, will speak about responsibility and fundamental freedoms. “Having Jules Coleman and Nadine Strossen come to campus will provide the HWS community with a rare opportunity to hear from

Gerald “Buzz” Klinger ’12 and Will McConnell ’12 have been named the 2012 United States Universities Debate Champions. Hosted at Williamette University in Salem, Oregon, the team made an impressive showing, placing first in the nation among 156 teams, including teams from Colgate, Cornell, Stanford and many other of the nation’s top schools. Following six

In the World University Debate Championship in Manila over winter break, HWS Debate Team members -Gerald “Buzz” Klinger ’12 and William McConnell ’12 — ranked 21st in the world. They were among only five U.S. colleges and universities in the final group, standing with teams from Yale, Stanford, Harvard and the University of Alaska. The

For the sixth year, the HWS Debate Team has again partnered with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) to present the Round Robin Invitational at Hobart and William Smith. The event annually brings together an elite and internationally diverse group of debaters and adjudicators for a weekend of debate at the highest level. Previous winners

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will again host one of the most competitive debate tournaments in the world this spring. This year marks the strongest field of competitors the Colleges have ever hosted. Of the 16 teams joining the Round Robin, four are former World Champions – and two additional debaters who have been ranked

Several members of the HWS Debate Team have started working after school with students from North Street Elementary School and Geneva High School, teaching the younger students both the intricacies of debate and the power of being able to make a cohesive argument. The idea for the program at North Street School was conceived last