Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NFL-IDEA Malaysia Qualifier Results

Results are in for the March 26-27 NFL-IDEA Malaysia Qualifier! Congratulations to everyone who qualified and a many many thanks to the host, Chempaka International Ladies College in Kuala Lumpur.

Public Forum Debate

Qualifiers: Sharandeep Kaur / Nur Ajierah Wahid (Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar)
Qualifiers: Sara Salim / Agu Nnaemeka (Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar)
1st Alternates: Nicholas Ming-an Balaguru/ Ramanthan al Palaniappan (Cempaka Damansara)
2nd Alternates: Nadia Feroz / Ines Alanah Enir (Cempaka International Ladies' College)

Original Oratory

Qualifier: Zenna Law (Cempaka International Ladies' College)
1st Alternate: Aiman Marzio (Cempaka International Ladies' College)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

NFL-IDEA Korea Qualifier Results

Results from the NFL-IDEA Korea Guest Country Qualifier tournament are in. The tournament was held on Saturday, March 26 at the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies. Many thanks to Eric Moberg and HAFS for hosting and running the tournament, Gil Busby for running tab, and Logan lending his assistance. This tournament would not have happened without their hard work.

Congratulations to the qualifiers and alternates!

Solo Interpretation (Combined Humorous/Dramatic)
Qualifier: Minkyeong Cho (HAFS)
1st Alternate: Jungmin Kang (HAFS)

International Extemporaneous Speaking:
Qualifier: Chang Hyun Choi (HAFS)
1st Alternate: Jooyoung Huh (Seoul International School - SIS)
2nd Alternate: Alex Lee (Korea International School - KIS)

Qualifier: Kayoung Lee (SIS)
1st Alternate: Moses Kim (Daewon)
2nd Alternate: ChangHae Kim (IIS)

Public Forum Debate:
1st Qualifier: Sung Chan Park / Jae Young Kim (HAFS)
2nd Qualifier: Brian Kim / Joshua Kim (SIS)
1st Alternate: Donghun Kim / Keon-uk Lee (HAFS)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

IDEA to stream three prominent debate tournaments in April!

As part of the continuing effort to bring debate to as much wider an audience as possible, the media team at IDEA will be live streaming three large debate tournaments, occurring this April in the US.

Each of these tournaments will be streamed in real time, and the video archives will be available for subsequent viewing. Our Twitter feeds shall include live updates as the events unravel.

As for the schedule...

United States Universities Debate Championship 2011
Burlington, Vermont
April 1st - 3rd

HWS / IDEA Round Robin
Geneva, New York
April 8th - 9th

Campeonato Norte Americano de Debate
Ithaca, New York
April 7th - 10th

Watch this space for more updates!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Busy Spring for IDEA-US

As spring approaches, IDEA has quite a lot happening in the US and Asia. Just two weekends ago we had the inaugural meeting of our Asia Advisory Board in Bangkok. Although I had to Skype in after getting stuck in Japan, the meeting went well. The board is a mix of debate and civil society advocates from throughout Asia and will be extremely valuable in generating new ideas for programs throughout the region. Already we are working on new ideas that will be unveiled this summer.

Coming up, we have a lot going on:

  • March 26, IDEA will be holding two high school debate tournaments in Asia: one in Malaysia and one in Korea. Certain winners will qualify to compete in the United States National Forensic League national tournament.
  • April 1-3, IDEA will be live-streaming debates from the US Universities Championship debate tournament at the University of Vermont.
  • April 8 & 9 IDEA is helping sponsor the annual HWS-IDEA Round Robin Debate tournament. We will also be live-streaming this.
  • April 22-24 IDEA will be training and helping organize a Mandarin and English language debate tournament in Wuhan, China.
  • June 3-5 is IDEA's annual China Open, which features Mandarin debate, English debate and Moot Court.
We are very excited about all of these events and will be posting news/results about them here, in our e-newsletter and on our website. Check in to stay updated!