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Judge Profile – Stephen Llano

Stephen M. Llano, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at St. John’s University in New York. He holds a doctorate in rhetoric & communication from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts Degree in communication from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University. His research interests include rhetorical theory, … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Mai Mokhsein

Mai Mokhsein is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking and was the Convenor of the Malaysia WUDC 2015. A thought leader in Malaysian Debating, Mai has won 16 national debating competitions in her home country and convened over 12 tournaments. A tested judge, Mai has served the Asian … Continue reading

Judge profile – Nick Bibby

Nick is the Speakeasy Man’s director and principal trainer. He has a background in journalism, publishing and education. He is an author in the fields of public speaking and debating and is a former Director of Debate for the London Debating Hub, Registrar of the World Universities Debating Council and Director of the Global Debating Census. As a journalist … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Noura Mansour

Since 2005, Noura has been involved in the establishment of debating competitions and events, debating organisations and debating programs throughout Palestine. Noura has also facilitated debating programs and workshops and judged tournaments in countries such as Turkey, Netherlands, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico and others. Noura’s teaching and training experience stretches from elementary schools all the way … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Wayne Jocic

Wayne is the President of the Debaters’ Association of Victoria, a non-profit organisation that runs competitions in which more than 12,000 debaters participate. He has debated and adjudicated in local, national and international debating competitions for more than a decade. At university, Wayne studied economics, law and philosophy. He now practises law and dabbles in … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Sam Greenland

Sam judged, competed and coached at international level and was  Chair of the World Universities Debating Council. He worked in foreign affairs, education and consultancy, and completed a research thesis on the role debating can play in teaching mainstream curriculum subjects. Originally from the UK, Sam settled into life in Melbourne, teaching at Melbourne Grammar … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Fenja Berglund

Fenja Berglund won the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships in 1994 and the World Universities Debating Championships (Worlds) in 1996 for Macquarie University. She was ranked second best individual speaker at Worlds. She now lives in Sydney and works as a barrister.

Judge Profile – Andrea Sloan

Andrea Sloan is a lecturer in business at Strathclyde University. She has judged at several international debate competitions was part of the ESU sponsored UK debate team which toured the USA in 1997 (and returned undefeated). She was ranked 4th individually at the 1996 World Championship.

Judge Profile – Colm Flynn

Location: Ireland. Colm is a former Chair of the World Universities Debating Council and is an Emeritus Member of Council.  He has also served on the European Debating Council and Committee. He was Deputy Chief Adjudicator at the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) and judged at a total of seven world championships. He has judged the Grand … Continue reading

Judge Profile — Sumithra Rajendra

Location: USA. Sumithra Rajendra was the Convenor of the World Universities Debating Championship which was held in Multimedia University, Malaysia in 2005.   She won the All- Asians Debating Championship and was a semifinalist at the AustralAsians in 2006. She has also adjudicated in numerous debating tournaments and was the Deputy Chief Adjudicator at the Brisbane … Continue reading