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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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WHO: Brandon Johnson, Chicago Teachers Union, debater Robert Pondiscio, Thomas B.
Proceeds raised by the event will contribute towards travel and accommodation costs for the four young debaters heading to the World Schools Debating Championships in Singapore this month.
It's so sad that we'll never hear that silver-tongued natural-born debater ever again showing us his love of words and his gift for a well-constructed argument.
e debaters stated it was a non-starter for NATO to sit round a table and all members, especially EU members, to agree on any policy whatsoever.
The debaters were awarded prizes and certificates by the DG, NAB.
The personalities of the debaters inevitably affects how audiences perceive the message, possibly giving Salmond the advantage.
The journal seeks to promote scientific research in education, produce a rigorous research culture to learn psychological education and provide a research arena for researchers and debaters," he said.
Sir Mark Walport with student debaters Ami Clarkson, D J Hanson, Michael Ayodeji and Philip Cornish
The video was shown as two of the debaters - the former US National Security Administration director, General Michael Hayden, and the well-known civil liberties lawyer and Harvard law professor, Alan Dershowitz - argued in favour of the debate statement: 'Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defence of our freedoms,' the report added.
This conception of "debate as sport" is shared by modern-day debaters (Thompson 2010), as well as actors who just play debaters in movies (Kent 2007).
Qatar University (QU) debaters Mohamed Shaheem and Hayder Ahmed were crowned national champions at the recent sixth Qatar Universities Debating League (QUDL).
The news that female debaters Marlena Valles and Rebecca Meredith were recently heckled by foul-mouthed men at the union shows that boorish tendency is alive and well.