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Fresher’s Training

Auch dieses Jahr wird der Debattierklub Wien wieder ein Anfängertraining abhalten. Aufgrund der aktuellen Corona-Situation wird es dieses Semester ein vierwöchiges Onlinetraining geben. Für das erste Event am 14.10. könnt ihr euch jetzt schon hier anmelden: >Anmeldung<

[:en]At this year’s UCU Open in Utrecht, three members of DKWien were part of two amazingly successful teams.

One was a mixed team: Miri Muntean from DKWien and George Hames, former Oxford Union debater.
The other one was composed of the two freshers Marina Kojic and Natalija Ljubic, who only started debating this season.
At first glance, it might seem like an unusual delegation, but what these four happen to have in common is EUDC Novi Sad. Marina, Miri and George bonded during their time in the Organisation Committee and Natalija joined the event as a last-minute-emergency-volunteer.

Nani, Marina, George and Miri

Together, they now set out for their next adventure: exploring the dutch debating circuit. This proved to be quite successful:
Miri and George broke to the Open Final as the second team, while Marina and Natalija,
despite both being Novices, were able to reach the Pro-Am Final.

Both Miri and George also made it among the top 10 speakers of the tournament.

Motions:

R1: THW not allow family members of prominent politicians (e.g. Clinton, Le Pen, Gandhi and Kenyatta) to run for office
R2: This House Believes That Governments Should Stimulate Renting Rather Than Buying Houses.
R3: THW allow companies to pay more to women who agree not to have children
R4: THBT supreme courts should not be allowed to overturn laws
R5: THW mandate companies to make data on their consumers public in an anonymized fashion
Pro-Am Final: THBT Highly educated individuals in post-conflict regions have a moral obligation to stay and help rebuild
Semifinals: THR the 2012 decision
(Infoslide: The alien tort statue is a statute that allowed foreign citizens to sue for human-right violations committed outside of the U.S. in U.S. courts from 1980’s to 2012. In 2012 the Supreme Court redefined the interpretation of the statute to no longer cover crimes committed outside of the U.S. )
Grand Final: THW still not be catholic
(Infoslide: An Angel appears. They tell you the following: “God exists, heaven and hell do not. The Pope is the replacement of Jesus Christ on Earth.”)[:de]At this year’s UCU Open in Utrecht, three members of DKWien were part of two amazingly successful teams.

One was a mixed team: Miri Muntean from DKWien and George Hames, former Oxford Union debater.
The other one was composed of the two freshers Marina Kojic and Natalija Ljubic, who only started debating this season.
At first glance, it might seem like an unusual delegation, but what these four happen to have in common is EUDC Novi Sad. Marina, Miri and George bonded during their time in the Organisation Committee and Natalija joined the event as a last-minute-emergency-volunteer.

Nani, Marina, George and Miri

Together, they now set out for their next adventure: exploring the Dutch debating circuit. This proved to be quite successful:
Miri and George broke to the Open Final as the second team, while Marina and Natalija,
despite both being Novices, were able to reach the Pro-Am Final.

Both Miri and George also made it among the top 10 speakers of the tournament.

 

Motions:

R1: THW not allow family members of prominent politicians (e.g. Clinton, Le Pen, Gandhi and Kenyatta) to run for office
R2: This House Believes That Governments Should Stimulate Renting Rather Than Buying Houses.
R3: THW allow companies to pay more to women who agree not to have children
R4: THBT supreme courts should not be allowed to overturn laws
R5: THW mandate companies to make data on their consumers public in an anonymized fashion

Pro-Am Final:
THBT Highly educated individuals in post-conflict regions have a moral obligation to stay and help rebuild
Semifinals: THR the 2012 decision
(Infoslide: The alien tort statue is a statute that allowed foreign citizens to sue for human-right violations committed outside of the U.S. in U.S. courts from 1980’s to 2012. In 2012 the Supreme Court redefined the interpretation of the statute to no longer cover crimes committed outside of the U.S. )
Grand Final: THW still not be Catholic
(Infoslide: An Angel appears. They tell you the following: “God exists, heaven and hell do not. The Pope is the replacement of Jesus Christ on Earth.”)[:]

Summer Debate Training 2017

Join us this Summer

Even in Summer the Debattierklub Wien continues its Training.  There will be Training Debates for all interested on Wednesday. Additionally there will be special Training for the people going to EUDC 2017 (European Championships).

During the summer holidays there will be no German Training on Mondays. You can find us Wednesdays at the WU, room 3.06 or 3.07 at 18:00.
Since there might be less attendance in the holidays as some people are on holidays or at tournaments, make sure to check our facebook page first to be certain that the Training is taking place this week:

https://www.facebook.com/DKWien/

Hope to see you on Wednesday! 🙂

Vienna Freshers’ 2013 – Touchdown to Debate Life

Vienna Freshers' 2013 - Take-off to your Debating Life

Vienna Freshers’ 2013 – Take-off to your Debating Life

VIEFRESH Delta Kilo Whiskey One Three has touched down on the runway. Debattierklub Wien’s second edition of Vienna Freshers’, the tournament for new debaters took place on November 8th and 9th at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Vienna. 104 participants from 9 different countries took part, and the final debate on the motion TH supports the US continuing its surveillance practices on global political leaders was won by the team BBU A. Congrats! Read what Miriana Muntean, one of DKWien’s own fresh competitors, wrote on the tournament weekend: Continue reading

Vienna Freshers’ Participants Guide

Vienna Freshers' 2013 - Take-off to your Debating Life [short tag version]

 

Vienna Freshers’ is taking off this weekend. To make sure all participants board their flight well informed convener Andreas Prischl has put together a comprehensive guide for the entire weekend. You can download it here.  What is even better, Vienna Freshers’ is now accompanied by two side events:

  1. The Kastanienbraten on Friday with open fire and hearty chestnuts (Facebook Event)
  2. The traditional Hangover Brekkie on the Sunday after (Facebook Event)

Quicklinks

Campus map for Friday announcement room TC.0.03

Campus map for Saturday announcement room TC.2.01

Twitter hashtag: #viefreshers

Shortlink to this site: http://tinyurl.com/viefreshers

Vienna Freshers’ 2013 – Start off your debating life!

In November 2013, Debattierklub Wien will host the second edition of its novice tournament, Vienna Freshers’ 2013. This two-day tournament will introduce new university-level debaters to the world of competitive tournaments. Our Chief Adjudicators a.k.a. Chief Aviators Melanie Sindelar and Senna Maatoug will lead the flying lessons. If you can already feel the urge to kiss to sky, it is time to book your flight with DKWien Air!

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