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Vandy Debate at Emory University

Posted by on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Uncategorized.

Vanderbilt Debate competed at the Emory “One Person, No Vote” deliberation/debate tournament held last weekend. Erich Remiker, Ben Newcomb, Matthew Sohn, and Audrey Miller won the award for Best Research. Additionally, Will Newell won a Best Personal Contribution Award. The competition involved teams from George Washington University, Pepperdine, Emory, Rhode Island, and Colorado. Part of the event took place in the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) where the debaters made presentations to educators, judges, and the general public. The event was an excellent opportunity for debaters to practice their skills in a “real world” setting and get feedback from experts in the field.

The tournament was sponsored by a grant from the Lucas Family Foundation, Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue, Emory’s Center for Civic and Community Engagement (CCE), the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR), and the Civic Debate Conference. The debaters took part in a curated tour of National Center for Civil and Human Rights focusing on the history of voting rights suppression and protection in the US. They used the center’s world-renowned resources to contextualize contemporary concerns related voter suppression and inspire the development of new strategies for securing the right to vote.

This weekend the team will travel to Vancouver to compete in a British Parliamentary tournament.

Congrats to VU Debate!