seminar catalog

building middle school debate (session 2)

Building Middle School Debate, Part 1: How to Start a Middle School Program — Instructor: Liz Wood-Weas
Building Middle School Debate, Part 2: How to Teach in a Middle School Environment — Instructor: Mariah Cady

building a successful partnership (session 2)

Building a Successful Partnership, Part 1: Partner Synergy inside the Debate Sphere — Instructor: Oliver Niu & Joseph Dowdall
Building a Successful Partnership, Part 2: Partner Synergy Outside the Debate Sphere — Instructor: TBA

china then & now (Session 1)

China – Then & Now, Part 1: Modern Chinese History (Opium War to Present) — Instructor: Nick Coburn-Palo
China – Then & Now, Part 2: The Leadership of Xi Jinping — Instructor: Nick Coburn-Palo

cross examination (session 2)

Cross Examination, Part 1: Rethinking Cross Examination as an Art — Instructor: Jeffrey Miller
Cross Examination, Part 2: Learning from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Instructor:
Jeffrey Miller

debate as a means to get into college (session 1)

Debate As a Means To Get Into College, Part 1: Debating in College — Instructor: Matthew Feng & Kegan Ferguson
Debate As a Means To Get Into College, Part 2: How I Used Debate On My College Applications — Instructors: Noah Mengisteab, Cal Hazeldine & James Chen

Debate as a rising second year - the defining year of your career (session 1)

Debate As A Rising Second Year Debater, Part 1: Transitioning from Local Circuit to the National Circuit — Instructor: Hannah Feuer
Debate As A Rising Second Year Debater, Part 2: Success Defined For Sophomores — Instructor: Jeffrey Miller

Debate as a SPECTATOR (SESSION 2)

Debate As a Spectator, Part 1: Demo Debate Featuring Four Individuals of Color — Instructors: Noah Mengisteab, Chad Meadows, Neo Curry, Nyla Crayton and Christian Vasquez
Debate As a Spectator, Part 2: Demo Debate Featuring Kritikal Arguments — Instructors: Cara Day, David Parau, Erik Perez and Kegan Ferguson

debating without a coach (Session 1)

Debating Without a Coach, Part 1: How to Lead a Team — Instructor: Danny Cigale & Anika Sridhar
Debating Without a Coach, Part 2: Developing a Partnership: Anika Sridhar & Anshul Joshi

Decision 2020 (session 1)

Decision 2020, Part 1: Democratic Hopefuls – A Breakdown of the Candidates — Instructor: Kate Selig & Azraf Khan
Decision 2020, Part 2: The Strategy to beating Trump — Instructors: Mollie Clark & Danny Siegel

film study in debate (session 2)

Debate As Film Study, Part 1: How to Watch Debate Rounds Online — Instructor: TBA
Debate As Film Study, Part 2: Watching a Debate Round — Instructor: Gaurav Asthana & Kelly Zheng

focus on inclusivity inside & outside the round (Session 1)

Focusing on Inclusivity Inside & Outside the Round, Part 1: Inclusivity in the Debate Space & Beyond — Instructor: Ilana Cuello-Wolffe
Focusing on Inclusivity Inside & Outside the Round, Part 2: Running Soft Left Arguments — Instructor: Chad Meadows

nsda rule changes (Session 1)

NSDA Rule Changes – A New Era, Part 1: Second Half Strategy in a New Era — Instructor: Noah Kaye
NSDA Rule Changes – A New Era, Part 2: Paraphrasing in a New Era — Instructors: Dave Huston & Steve Schappaugh

portable skills - finding success in other events (Session 1)

Portable Skills, Part 1: Using PF Skills to Find Success in World Schools — Instructor: Shane Stafford
Portable Skills, Part 2: Using PF Skills to Find Success in Extemporaneous Speaking — Instructors: Jacqueline Wei & Kelly Zheng

prep management (session 2)

Prep Management, Part 1: How to Prepare for a Tournament — Instructor: Nilesh Chander
Prep Management, Part 2: Prepouts – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly — Instructor: Elisa McCartin

Stock argumentation (session 2)

Stock Argumentation, Part 1: Stock vs Squirrelly Argumentation — Instructor: James Chen
Stock Argumentation, Part 2: Writing a Stock Case – Nuance & Spikes — Instructor: Daniel Fernandez

strategic research (Session 1)

Strategic Research, Part 1: Understanding Media Bias — Instructor: Sandy Berkowitz
Strategic Research, Part 2: Understanding Causality — Instructor: Eva Motolinia

theory - the debate type (Session 1)

Theory – The Debate Type, Part 1: Disclosure – The Basics, The Pros, and The Cons — Instructor: Cara Day
Theory – The Debate Type, Part 2: Fairness in Debate: Understanding what Theory is (and what it isn’t) — Instructor: Ashley Murphy

theory - not the debate type (Session 2)

Theory – Not The Debate Type, Part 1: Introduction to Economic Theories — Instructor: Nathan Witkin
Theory – Not The Debate Type, Part 2: Introduction to Political Theories — Instructor: Nick Coburn-Palo

topic analysis - africa topic area (Session 1)

Africa Topic Analysis, Part 1: ACFTA – An Acronym You Need to Know — Instructors: Julia Holmes & Abby Ronson
Africa Topic Analysis, Part 2: Somaliland’s Path Towards Independence — Instructors: Lyndsey Oliver & Drew Young

topic analysis - Cybersecurity topic area (Session 1)

Cybersecurity Topic Analysis, Part 1: Offensive Cyber Operations – Good or Bad? — Instructors: Alyson Brusie & Mariah Cady
Cybersecurity Topic Analysis, Part 2; Blockchain Technology in Developing the World — Instructors: Ryan Jiang & Aashray Khanna

topic analysis - economy topic area (Session 1)

Economy Topic Analysis, Part 1: Trump’s World – An Assessment of the Economy — Instructors: Christian Vasquez & David Kinane
Economy Topic Analysis, Part 2: Labor Unions Post Janus Decision — Instructors: Gavin Serr

topic analysis - education topic area (Session 2)

Education Topic Analysis, Part 1: Teacher Tenure – Debating a Hot Topic In Front of Teachers — Instructors: Kip McKee & Nate Conoly
Education Topic Analysis, Part 2: Charter Schools – Is Betsy DeVos onto something? — Instructors:
Toni Heimes & Alanna Miller

topic analysis - greater middle east topic area (Session 2) 

Greater Middle East Topic Analysis, Part 1: Afghanistan Peace Process – What’s Happening — Instructor: Cale McCrary & Megan Munce
Greater Middle East Topic Analysis, Part 2: Iranian Aggression – Are We About to Start World War 3? — Instructors: Jennifer Lin & Joseph Donowho

topic analysis - latin america topic area (Session 2) 

Latin America Topic Analysis, Part 1: External Actors Influence on Region – A Cost Benefit Analysis — Instructor: Ellie Konfrst & Sophia Gustafson
Latin America Topic Analysis, Part 2: Venezuela – What’s Going On — Instructors: Jacqueline Wei & Matthew Feng

topic analysis - sustainable development topic area (Session 2)

Sustainable Development Topic Analysis, Part 1: Nuclear Power – Paving the Way for the Future? — Instructors: Danny Siegel & Bryce Piotrowski
Sustainable Development Topic Analysis, Part 2: Intensive Agriculture in Developing Countries — Instructors: Charlie Jackson & Thomas Gill