Televised Leaders’ Debates

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Designing Britain’s leaders’ debate

Opinion by Ray D’Cruz Britain will have three leaders’ debates, plus a host of other election debates for the 2010 general election. The deal was struck between party and television station representatives. In anticipation of Britain moving into the televised election debate area, Election Debates has previously commented that the governance of such debates should … 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

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 – 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

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This site is dedicated to improving the quality of election debates by critically assessing quality and performance. Visitors will find election debate opinions by some of the world’s foremost experts on competitive debate.  Our blogger judges include winners of prestigious international debate tournaments and authors of respected debate publications. Blogger judges come from Australia, North America, Europe, … Continue reading