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IDEA's International Debate and Citizen Journalism Institute which took place in Duino, Italy from July 1st through 21st at the United World College of the Adriatic.

Courses

Advanced Argumentation and Rhetoric

Argument and Debate

Art as Advocacy

Citizen Journalism

Coaching Debate

Debate in the Neighborhood

Learning English though Debate

Persuasive Writing

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Topics Discussed

Remaining Topics for the 2006-2007 Season

  1. Resolved: In United States courts, victim impact statements ought to influence sentencing.
  2. Resolved: The precautionary principle ought to guide environmental regulations.
  3. Resolved: The United States government ought to allocate humanitarian aid to foreign nations based on the need of recipients rather than its own interests.
  4. Resolved: A just society ought not use the death penalty as a form of punishment.
  5. Resolved: In the United States public university admissions, socioeconomic disadvantage ought to be a higher priority than race.
  6. Resolved: In the United States, the federal government ought not limit the autonomy of local school districts to determine their own curriculum.
  7. Resolved: On balance, in its trade agreements the United States ought to value the welfare of workers in developing countries over its economic gains.

Possible Topics for the 2007-2008 Season (This first topic period using these topics is Nov/Dec 07)

  1. Resolved: It is just for the United States to use military force to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations that pose a military threat.
  2. Resolved: Governments ought to make economic reparations for their country’s historical injustices.
  3. Resolved: Limiting economic inequality ought to be a more important social goal than maximizing economic freedom.
  4. Resolved: It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.
  5. Resolved: In the United States, jury nullification is a legitimate check on government.
  6. Resolved: Successor governments ought to pursue transitional justice through truth and reconciliation commissions rather than through criminal prosecution.
  7. Resolved: International lenders ought to cancel the debt of highly indebted poor countries..
  8. Resolved: In the United States, plea bargaining in exchange for testimony is unjust.
  9. Resolved: Hate crime enhancements are unjust in the United States.
  10. Resolved: Public health concerns justify government violation of pharmaceutical patents

Art as Advocacy

Citizen Journalism

Coaching Debate

Debate in the Neighborhood

Learning English though Debate

Persuasive Writing

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Topics Discussed

Remaining Topics for the 2006-2007 Season

  1. Resolved: In United States courts, victim impact statements ought to influence sentencing.
  2. Resolved: The precautionary principle ought to guide environmental regulations.
  3. Resolved: The United States government ought to allocate humanitarian aid to foreign nations based on the need of recipients rather than its own interests.
  4. Resolved: A just society ought not use the death penalty as a form of punishment.
  5. Resolved: In the United States public university admissions, socioeconomic disadvantage ought to be a higher priority than race.
  6. Resolved: In the United States, the federal government ought not limit the autonomy of local school districts to determine their own curriculum.
  7. Resolved: On balance, in its trade agreements the United States ought to value the welfare of workers in developing countries over its economic gains.

Possible Topics for the 2007-2008 Season (This first topic period using these topics is Nov/Dec 07)

  1. Resolved: It is just for the United States to use military force to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations that pose a military threat.
  2. Resolved: Governments ought to make economic reparations for their country’s historical injustices.
  3. Resolved: Limiting economic inequality ought to be a more important social goal than maximizing economic freedom.
  4. Resolved: It is morally permissible to kill one innocent person to save the lives of more innocent people.
  5. Resolved: In the United States, jury nullification is a legitimate check on government.
  6. Resolved: Successor governments ought to pursue transitional justice through truth and reconciliation commissions rather than through criminal prosecution.
  7. Resolved: International lenders ought to cancel the debt of highly indebted poor countries.
  8. Resolved: In the United States, plea bargaining in exchange for testimony is unjust.
  9. Resolved: Hate crime enhancements are unjust in the United States.
  10. Resolved: Public health concerns justify government violation of pharmaceutical patents

Activities

BorFest

Night of Nations

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