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Einladung zum 8. Baker McKenzie Debate Club

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Baker McKenzie und der Debattierklub Wien laden am Dienstag, 26. März 2019, zum 8. Baker McKenzie Debate Club ein. Die Argumentationskunst und ihre Darbietung sind für Juristinnen und Juristen wichtige Fähigkeiten, die vor allem durch Übung erlernbar sind. Dementsprechend lautet das vom römischen Juristen, Philosophen und Staatsmann Cicero geborgte Motto der Veranstaltung: „Reden lernt man durch Reden.“

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[:en] Memories of the VIV 2017[:de]Das war das Vienna IV 2017 [:]

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100 Participants from 15 Nations joined the DK Wien for the 2017 edition of the Vienna IV. After two days in the beautiful city of Vienna and 45 outrounds, 8 teams managed to break into the Semifinal.  The four best teams were choosen by great adjudicators. They fought in a Public Final in the Ceremonial Chamber of the University of Vienna for the title of Winner of Vienna IV 2017.

The Team Dalarna A won against Debaters from London, Munich and Oxford. Johan Båge und Nick Zervoudis can now claim the title “Winners of VIV 2017”.

The best Novice speakers (under 1 year of debating experience) competed in the Novice Final. Proud Winner of the Novice Final of the VIV 2017 is the Team ELTE A, Darina Fialkina and György Nemes.

The finals were a fitting conclusion to an interesting and fun weekend of debates and socializing, with many new memories and friendships formed.

We thank all speakers and adjudicators for the great level of debates and our sponsors for making this weekend possible.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

MOTIONS

OUTROUNDS

Round 1: This house would ban religious prison rehabilitation programmes

Round 2: This house believes that ‘Morals Clauses’ should not be allowed in contracts

Infoslide: Morals clauses are clauses in employment contracts whichreserve the right to sever the contract if the employee engages in “morally inappropriate” conduct in their private lives, including their conduct on social media. These are frequently found in contracts for sports and entertainment personalities, but occasionally are also found in contracts for CEOs and other employees in more conventional businesses.

 

Round 3: This house would ban embedded journalism
Infoslide: Embedded journalists are attached to military units in a combat zone to allow them to report from otherwise dangerous areas. Journalists not attached to such units would normally report from designated safe areas away from the front line e.g. “The Green Zone” in Baghdad. Their continued participation in such schemes is regulated and subject to the withdrawal of credentials by the government.

 

Round 4: This house believes that social movements and advocacy groups should reject the support, financial or otherwise, from organisations including politicians and governments which do not share their predominant values

Round 5: This house, as China, would cease support of the North Korean regime until they give up their nuclear programme
Infoslide: China currently provides support for North Korea in the form of such things as financial and military aid and trade on favourable term for natural resources (particularly coal) as well as political support.

INROUNDS

Novice Final: This house would create a unifies history school curriculum for the European Union

Open Final: This house regrets the emergence of New Age Religions

Infoslide: “New age religions” are Westernised versions of Eastern religions which focus heavily on ‘spirituality’ rather than traditional laws and texts. They frequently identify with the same label as the traditional religion e.g. “Buddhism”.

Winners of the VIV 2017

 

The FINAL

 

Judges of the FINAL

 

Snapshots of the Outrounds

 

ORGA 2017

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 VIV 2017

Über hundert Teilnehmer aus 15 verschiedenen Nationalitäten durfte der Debattierklub Wien zur diesjährigen Ausgabe des Vienna IV willkommen heißen. Bekannt als eines der besten Vorbereitungsturneire für die Europameisterschaften, waren auch dieses Jahr wieder einige der besten Debatanten der Welt Teilnehmer unseres Tunieres. Zwei Tage im wunderschönen Wien und 47 Debatten mündeten am Sonntag in einem fesselnden Finale im großen Festsaal der Universität Wien.

Das Team Dalarna A konnte sich gegen die Kontrahenten aus London, München und Oxford durchsetzen, Johan Båge und Nick Zervoudis können sich nun stolz die Champions des VIV 2017 nennen.

Die Gewinner des  Novice Finals (unter ein Jahr Debattiererfahrung) ist das Team ELTE A bestehend aus Darina Fialkina und György Nemes.

Ihnen, wie vielen anderen, werden die spannenden Debatten und schönen Momente dieses VIVs auf jeden Fall in Erinnerung bleiben; uns auch, es war uns auch dieses Jahr wieder eine Freude!

 

MOTIONS

OUTROUNDS

Round 1: This house would ban religious prison rehabilitation programmes

Round 2: This house believes that ‘Morals Clauses’ should not be allowed in contracts

Infoslide: Morals clauses are clauses in employment contracts whichreserve the right to sever the contract if the employee engages in “morally inappropriate” conduct in their private lives, including their conduct on social media. These are frequently found in contracts for sports and entertainment personalities, but occasionally are also found in contracts for CEOs and other employees in more conventional businesses.

 

Round 3: This house would ban embedded journalism
Infoslide: Embedded journalists are attached to military units in a combat zone to allow them to report from otherwise dangerous areas. Journalists not attached to such units would normally report from designated safe areas away from the front line e.g. “The Green Zone” in Baghdad. Their continued participation in such schemes is regulated and subject to the withdrawal of credentials by the government.

 

Round 4: This house believes that social movements and advocacy groups should reject the support, financial or otherwise, from organisations including politicians and governments which do not share their predominant values

Round 5: This house, as China, would cease support of the North Korean regime until they give up their nuclear programme
Infoslide: China currently provides support for North Korea in the form of such things as financial and military aid and trade on favourable term for natural resources (particularly coal) as well as political support.

INROUNDS

Novice Final: This house would create a unifies history school curriculum for the European Union

Open Final: This house regrets the emergence of New Age Religions

Infoslide: “New age religions” are Westernised versions of Eastern religions which focus heavily on ‘spirituality’ rather than traditional laws and texts. They frequently identify with the same label as the traditional religion e.g. “Buddhism”.

Die diesjährigen Champions 

 

Die Finalrunde

 

Die Juroren des Finales

 

Snapshots der Ausschedungsrunde

 

 ORGA 2017

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We are the ESL champions of Cambridge Women’s Open 2014!

Melanie and Madlen in Cambridge

The ESL Champions of Cambridge Women’s Open and ESL Finalists of Cambridge IV 2014, Madlen Stottmeyer and Melanie Sindelar.

We are incredibly proud to announce that Melanie Sindelar and Madlen Stottmeyer are the winners of this years’ Cambridge Women’s Open in the ESL Category. They also did incredibly well on the speaker tab and were declared 5th and 8th best ESL speaker respectively. Vienna A (also their teamname for the upcoming World Championships) also broke into the semi-finals of the Cambridge IV, and, having defeated the current European Champions Belgrade A and an excellent team from Malaysia (IIUM), moved right into the ESL Final. Melanie was also declared 8th best ESL speaker of the Cambridge IV.  That was not yet all the good news coming from England last weekend, as our judge Elisabeth Vikydal broke to the ESL semi-final of the IV!
The Cambridge IV and the Cambridge Women’s Open are prestigious tournaments held on an annual basis which attract the best speakers from Europe, North America and Asia and are seen as one of the integral preparation tournaments for the upcoming World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malysia. Madlen and Melanie will be representing Austria in Malysia as Vienna A.

Wir sind irrsinnig stolz, verkünden zu dürfen, dass unsere Debattantinnen Melanie Sindelar und Madlen Stottmeyer die diesjährigen Gewinner des Cambridge Women’s Open in der Kategorie Englisch als Fremdsprache (ESL) sind. Auch als Einzelrednerinnen haben sie sich hervorragend geschlagen und wurden zur fünft- beziehungsweise achtbesten Rednerin dieser Kategorie gekürt. Vienna A (diesen Teamnamen werden die beiden auch bei den Weltmeisterschaften tragen) schaffte es auch ins Semifinale des Cambridge IV und kamen nach einem Sieg gegen die derzeitigen Europameister Belgrade A und gegen ein ausgezeichnetes Team aus Malaysien (IIUM) weiter ins ESL-Finale. Melanie wurde hier auch zur achtbesten ESL-Rednerin gekürt. Zu diesen guten Nachrichten kam noch dazu, dass unsere Jurorin Elisabeth Vikydal den Break ins Semifinale des IV schaffte!
Das Cambridge IV und das Cambridge Women’s Open sind prestigeträchtige Turniere, die jährlich ausgetragen werden und die besten Redner aus Europa, Nordamerika und Asien anziehen.