Monday, May 23, 2011

EDI Adds Faculty, New Website for August Free Debate Workshop

The East Debate Institute is a FREE WUDC debate training workshop that will be held at the University of Vermont 21-26 August 2011. Attendees must arrange their own housing and meals, but there is a nearby youth hostel.

EDI has announced some new faculty members:

  • Monica Ferris, Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada: Canadian National Champ, US Universities Finalist.
  • G. Rhydian Morgan, Stylus Communications, UK: CA at numerous international tournaments, lifetime member of the Oxford Union, has taught at workshops in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and more.

These faculty members join existing staff:
  • Dr. Jan Hovden, Bates College, USA: coached team to semis at US Universities, coaches successful APDA team, coached USA policy national champions.
  • Mary Nugent, Cambridge Union, UK: Director of Debating at Cambridge Union Society, judged WUDC finals, won four UK IVs, Vermont coach in 2011-12.
  • Dr. Alfred Snider, University of Vermont, USA: CA at many tournaments in USA and abroad, breaking judge at WUDC, coached NEUDC sweepstakes champions four years in a row. EDI Director. 
There is a new website for the program, complete with registration details, housing links and a tentative schedule.

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