What to expect for next semester?

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

The Madrid Debate Club will be sending delegations to both WorldMUN and GIMUN next semester. These are two of the most well-known MUN Conferences in the World. WorldMUN will be taking place in Madrid this year, and GIMUN takes place at the heart of diplomacy:  the UN Headquarters in Geneva. In order to represent the University students will be attending a mandatory oratory course that will focus on public speaking and debate techniques as well as on specific MUN Training: How to write a position paper? How to deliver an opening statement? How to request motions? How to pass a resolution? Etc. The course will be given by one of the best debaters in Spain who will be assisted by a member of GIMUN’s advisory board and GIMUN’s Vice-President in 2015-2016.

Additionally, the oratory course will also allow students to be prepared for other types of debate such as Academic Debate and British Parliament format. The students taking the course will have the opportunity to participate in these debates which are held in Spanish and English. In order to represent IE you need to attend the course, feel free to send us an email if you are interested in attending and representing the University in tournaments in Spain and abroad!

The Complu-IE Debate Tournament will also take place this year, this will be the 9th edition of this tournament! As usual the tournament will run for three days, and debate clubs representing several Spanish Universities will be attending, last year over 32 teams attended from all over Spain! The topic discussed two years ago around autonomous machines and whether these should include ethic decision-making systems; that of last year was whether or not the collaborative economy should be regulated by the state. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for this year’s edition!


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