February 02, 2010
John's University Debate Society had 6 students reach the
quarterfinal round at the inaugural Ithaca College Debate
tournament over the last weekend in January.
The teams of Alia Bellwood and Korey Pace, Zia Durrani and George
Fitzpatrick, as well as Shreshth Jain and Alisha Siqueira, all
qualified to participate in the quarterfinal debate. The motion
was: This house believes that destination countries should be
forced to pay reparations to human trafficking victims within their
Nipun Mahajan and Sadhana Suresh also competed at the tournament.
The Debate Society's next competitive event will be the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst tournament in February.
- Round 1: This House would ban labor unions.
- Round 2: This House would legalize human cloning.
- Round 3: This house would partition Sudan.
- Round 4: This house believes that corporations should not be
allowed to make financial contributions to political
- Round 5: This house believes that the more corrupt a government
is the less development assistance that country should
- Round 6: This house would allow the use of entrapment by
Quarters: This house believes that destination countries should
be forced to pay reparations to human trafficking victims within
Semis: This house believes that military coups are preferable to
corrupt, democratically elected governments.
Finals: This House believes terrorists should be tried as criminals
in civilian courts.
Students who want more information on the Debate Society are
encouraged to contact Professor Stephen Llano at email@example.com or attend a
regular meeting of the Society, every Monday or Thursday evening at
7 p.m. in St John Hall, room 304A. No audition, experience, or fees