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Judge Profile — Andy Hume

Location: Korea. Andy won the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in 1997 for Glasgow University. He was a regular finalist and winner of regional and national debating tournaments. He is the author of the rules for the Public Speaking Competition at the World Universities Debating Championship. Andy has judged in tournaments all over the world, … Continue reading

Judge Profile — Bob Dalrymple

Location: Scotland.  Bob was a regular competitor and adjudicator on the global debating circuit in the mid-to-late 1990s.  He’ll thank you not to note just how long ago that was.   Bob won the John Smith Memorial Mace in 1996, competing for the University of Edinburgh.  He was a finalist in the World Universities Debating … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Jason Jarvis

Dr. Jason Jarvis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Jarvis specializes in the rhetoric digital social movements and visual communication. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Jarvis spent over 20 years teaching debate and public speaking at universities in both the … Continue reading

Judge Profile — Omar Salahuddin Abdullah

I am a Cornishman, born in the yet-barbaric wildernesses of South West England (which doesn’t really account for the name, I suppose). I debated in a UK university as an undergraduate (badly: too much rhetoric and too little substance) and got re-involved when Asian universities started attending international debating tournaments in the early 90s. I … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Neill Harvey-Smith

Neill Harvey-Smith is a communication coach for Garnett & Simpson, working with clients in business, financial services, politics, law and public life. As a debater, he was twice the national champion, a World Championship finalist and a Worlds Masters winner. He judged 5 World Championship finals, and served as Chief or Deputy Chief Adjudicator for … Continue reading

Judge Profile — Professor Ian T. Lising

Location: United States of America. Ian is the co-author of the World University Debating Championships Adjudication Guide and Member Emeritus of the World Universities Debating Council. He was the co-Founder, Chair and Coach of the Ateneo Debate Society (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines). Since 1999, Ian continues to serve as the Director of Forensics and … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Praba Ganesan

Location: Malaysia. Praba is the co-author of the World University Debating Championships Adjudication Guide and life member of the AustralAsian Intervarsity Debating Association. He has participated in the Asian, AustralAsian and World University Championships as both speaker and judge, representing both Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and De La Salle University, Manila.  He was Asian champion, winner … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Ray D’Cruz

Ray is the author of the World Parliamentary Rules, used by the World Universities Debating Championships, World Masters and numerous national parliamentary competitions. Ray is also editor and contributing author of the Australia-Asia Debating Guide, the primary debating text for three on three debate in Australia and Asia and the rules for the AustralAsian Intervarsity Debating … Continue reading