Debate Motions 2016-2017
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“THW” stands for “This House Would” and “THBT” for “This House Believes That”.

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September

Istanbul Meridyen Debating Academy (3-4 September 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey)

CA Team: Melda Eren (CA), Monica Forman (CA), Nika Jelendorf (CA), Rebecca Irvine (CA)

Red Sea Open (7-10 September 2016 in Eilat, Israel)

CA Team: Dan Lahav (CA), Harish Natarajan (CA), Nika Jelendorf (CA), Noa Ovadia (ACA)

October

ISIC (1 October 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Nick Zervoudis (CA), Lucia Arce (DCA), Sarah Tay (DCA)

Motion: THBT the governments of developing nations should actively encourage slum tourism

Motion: THBT ASEAN should give up all efforts toward greater political and economic integration

Motion: THBT it is in Indonesia’s interests to join the TPP

UCD Novice (6 October 2016 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Cian Leahy (CA), Erin Kyle (CA), Paul O'Dwyer (CA)

UCD IV (7-8 October 2016 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Emma Lucas (CA), Kit Mercer (CA), Michael Coleman (CA), Owen Mooney (CA), Juliette Barnes (DCA)

UCL President’s Cup (8 October 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Cerys Bradley (CA), Darion Hotan (CA), Joe Mayes (CA)

Imperial Open (15 October 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Eliot Pallot (CA), Imogen Maclaren (CA), Stefan Siridzanski (CA)

Edinburgh Cup (15-16 October 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Hannah Beresford (CA), Srishti Krishnamoorthy (CA), Connor Forbes Galbraith (DCA), Dan Roberts (DCA)

Imperial Novices (16 October 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Muhammad Asadullah Khan (CA), Ronan Patrick (CA), Sophia Rodriguez (CA)

Roosevelt Open (21-22 October 2016 in Middleburg, Netherlands)

CA Team: Emma Lucas (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA), Sella Nevo (CA)

Helsinki Mini (22 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland)

CA Team: Craig McDonald (CA), Milla Huuskonen (CA), Anton Moisseev (DCA)

SOAS IV (22-23 October 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Daniel Bramble (CA), Gavin O’Leary (CA), Jamie Jackson (CA), Monica Forman (CA)

Belgrade Open (28-30 October 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia)

CA Team: Dan Lahav (CA), Djordje Jovicevic (CA), Karin Merckens (CA)

Queen’s University Belfast IV (28-30 October 2016 in Belfast, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Alex Harris (CA), Méabh McMahon (CA), Olly Donelly (CA)

NAMDA Novice (29 October 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Bethany Garry (CA), Kit Mercer (CA), Muhammad Asadullah Khan (CA)

Trivium Tournament (29 October 2016 in Nijmegen, Netherlands)

CA Team: Lisa Schallenberg (CA), Adrienne Huisman (DCA), Davy Fung (DCA), Jeroen Heun (DCA), Pieter van der Veere (DCA)

KCL IV (29-30 October 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Gigi Gil (CA), Josh Bailey (CA), Raffy Marshall (CA), Sam Van Elk (ACA)

November

UCU Open (4-5 November 2016 in Utrecht, Netherlands)

CA Team: Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair (CA), Ilija Ivanišević (CA), Nishith Hegde (CA), Rebecca Irvine (CA), Ybo Buruma (CA)

Welsh Novice (5 November 2016 in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Ed Mason (CA), Tara Murphy (CA)

 

Westminster Open (5 November 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Annabelle van Beusekom (CA), Bailey Reid (CA), Darion Hotan (CA)

Durham IV (5-6 November 2016 in Durham, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Floris Holstege (CA), Sophie Large (CA) Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (CA)

Oxford IV (11-12 November 2016 in Oxford, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Crash Wigley (CA), Dan Lahav (CA), Dessislava Kirova (CA), Fanele Mashwama (CA), Tommy Peto (ACA)

Yorkshire Novice (12 November 2016 in York, United Kingdom)

CA Team: David Bender (CA), Morag Deans (CA)

Birmingham ESL Novice (13 November in Birmingham, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Katrin Fallman (CA), Milla Huuskonen (CA)

Cambridge IV (18-19 November 2016 in Cambridge, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Karin Merckens (CA), Thomas Simpson (CA), Veenu Goswami (CA)

Cicero Tournament (19 November 2016 in Tilburg, Netherlands)

CA Team: Jos Buijvoets (CA), Josse van Proosdij (CA), Marike Breed (CA), Wieger Maris (CA), Ybo Buruma (CA)

Maastricht Novice (19 November 2016 in Maastricht, Netherlands)

CA Team: Srdjan Miletic (CA), Jelte Schievels (DCA), Lucy Lester (DCA)

Joensuu Mini (19-20 November 2016 in Joensuu, Finland)

CA Team: Annabelle van Beusekom (CA), Milla Huuskonen (CA), Sara Halonen (DCA)

Cambridge Women’s (20 November 2016 in Cambridge, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Bionda Merckens (CA), Evan Lynyak (CA), Gigi Gil (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA)

Cork IV (25-26 November 2016 in Cork, Ireland)

CA Team: Aodhan Peelo (CA), Gigi Gil (CA), Christopher Costigan (DCA), Nishith Hegde (DCA)

Tilbury House IV (25-27 November 2016 in Cologne, Germany)

CA Team: Duncan Crowe (CA), Johan Båge (CA), Melda Eren (CA)

Newcastle IV (26-27 November 2016 in Newcastle, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Bethany Garry (CA), Daniel Noble Stairs (CA), Mackenzie Tse (DCA)

Exeter Pro-Am (27 November 2016 in Exeter, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Freddie Marshall (CA), Rosalie Butcher (CA)

December

Lund IV (2-4 December 2016 in Lund, Sweden)

CA Team: Matti Bryder (CA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh Leg (3 December 2016 in Cardiff, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Bailey Reid (CA), Lucy Murphy (CA)

Leiden Novice (3 December 2016 in Leiden, Netherlands)

CA Team: Daniel Bramble (CA), Jelte Schievels (CA), Simone Landman (CA), Ybo Buruma (CA)

Sheffield IV (3 December 2016 in Sheffield, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell (CA), Tim Squirrell (CA), Katy Hatter (DCA)

Southampton Open (3 December 2016 in Southampton, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Eleanor Angwin (CA), Raluca Vacaru (CA), Toby Tricks (CA)

Centrale Open (9-10 December 2016 in Paris, France)

CA Team: Harish Natarajan (CA), Sella Nevo (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA)

SSE Riga IV (9-11 December 2016 in Riga, Latvia)

CA Team: Johan Båge (CA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Monica Forman (CA), Rasmuss Filips Geks (CA)

Birmingham IV (10-11 December 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA), Rebecca Meredith (CA)

Kharkiv Open (17-18 December 2016 in Kharkiv, Ukraine)

CA Team: Kit Mercer (CA), Sella Nevo (CA), Eliot Pallot (DCA)

Motion: TH regrets the existence of the Pink Pistols movement

 

NCH IV (17-18 December 2016 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Joe Roussos (CA), Katie Heard (CA), Thomas Simpson (CA)

Dutch Debating Winter School (22-23 December 2016 in Tilburg, Netherlands)

CA Team: Bas Tönissen (CA), Daan Welling (CA), Duncan Crowe (CA), Milla Huuskonen (CA), Nastia Grishkova (CA), Raluca Vacaru (CA)

Dutch WUDC (27 December 2016 to 4 January 2017 in the Hague, Netherlands)

CA Team: Karin Merckens (CA), Syed Saddiq (CA), Hyewon Rho (DCA), Jodie O'Neill (DCA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (DCA), Omer Nevo (DCA), Veenu Goswami (DCA), Yashodhan Nair (DCA), Ingrid Rodriguez (ACA)

2017

January

Glasgow Pro-Am (14 January 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Douglas Jack (CA), Finia Kuhlmann (CA)

York IV (14 January 2017 in York, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Kez Exley (CA), Owen Mooney (CA), Ethan Silver (DCA)

LSESU Pro-Am (14 January 2017 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Jamie Jackson (CA), Radko Nedyalkov (CA), Ruby Holmes (CA)

Inner Temple IV (20-21 January 2017 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Mackenzie Tse (CA), Steven Ramesh Rajavinothan (CA), Teck Wei Tan (CA)

Nottingham Trent Open (20-22 January 2017 in Nottingham, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Becky Montacute (CA), Katrin Fallman (CA), Saskia Neibig (CA)

Aberdeen Open (21 January 2017 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Beckie Jean (CA), Jack Stanley (CA), Penny Sadeghi (CA)

Trinity Women’s Open (26 January 2017 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Caitríona Ní Bhriain (CA), Sophie Corke (CA), Niamh Egleston (DCA)

Trinity IV (27-28 January 2017 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Gigi Gil (CA), Hannah Beresford (CA), Michael Coleman (CA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA)

Warwick IV (28 January 2017 in Coventry, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Clare Robinson (CA), Darion Hotan (CA), Martin Devenney (CA)

February

Bristol Pro-Am (4 February 2017 in Bristol, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Bailey Reid (CA), Nick Zervoudis (CA), Sophia Rodriguez (CA)

Queen Mary IV (4 February 2017 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Harish Natarajan (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA), Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell (CA), Surya Kumaravel (DCA)

Northumbria IV (4-5 February 2017 in Newcastle, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Katy Hatter (CA), Owen Mooney (CA), Chloe Romanis (CA), James Cowling (DCA)

Irish National Law Debates / Galway Open (10-11 February 2017 in Galway, Ireland)

CA Team: Hannah Beresford (CA), Kelly Doherty (CA), Tim Squirrel (CA), Sarah Ní Sheónín (CA)

LSE Open (11-12 February 2017 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Kit Mercer (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA)

Swansea Open (11 February 2017 in Swansea, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Lucy Murphy (CA), Jack Stanley (CA)

Ota Open (18 February 2017 in Espoo, Finland)

CA Team: Sara Halonen (CA), Ben Shaw (CA)

Manchester IV (18-19 February 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Emma Lucas (CA), Raffy Marshall (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Leiden Open (25-26 February 2017 in Leiden, Netherlands)

CA Team: Joshua Bailey (CA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Bethany Garry (CA), Gigi Gil (CA)

March

Budapest Open (3-5 March 2017 in Budapest, Hungary)

CA Team: Floris Holstege (CA), Rebecca Irvine (CA), Dan Lahav (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Lancaster IV (4-5 March 2017 in Lancaster, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Rory Flynn (CA), Muhammad Asadullah Khan (CA), Dan Roberts (CA)

UCD LawSoc Women’s Open (4-5 March 2017 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Dee Courtney (CA), Gigi Gil (CA), Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell (CA), Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair (CA)

Liverpool IV (11 March 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Lucia Arce (CA), Bethany Garry (CA), Lucy Murphy (CA)

UCL Clifford Chance IV (11-12 March 2017 in London, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Katherine Dunbar (CA), Jamie Jackson (CA), Eliot Pallot (CA), Janko Djordjevic (DCA)

Tampere Debate Cup (18 March 2017 in Tampere, Finland)

CA Team: Eleanor Angwin (CA), Joona Suhonen (CA), Laura Paatelainen (DCA)

Tilburg Women’s Open (24-26 March 2017 in Tilburg, Netherlands)

CA Team: Dee Courtney (CA), Gigi Gil (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Cardiff Open (25-26 March 2017 in Cardiff, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Nathan Chalk (CA), Luke Kosky (CA), Raluca Vacaru (CA)

Maynooth Open (25-26 March 2017 in Maynooth, Ireland)

CA Team: Méabh McMahon (CA), Sheraz Qureshi (CA), Sam Browne (DCA), Rory O’Sullivan (DCA)

April

Glasgow Ancients (7-8 April 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Kez Exley (CA), Nish Hegde (CA), Eoin MacLachlan (CA)

PEP IV (7-9 April 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia)

CA Team: Monica Forman (CA), Ilija Ivanisevic (CA), Etsuko Lim (CA), Alex Moise (CA), Stefan Siridzanski (CA)

Aber Open (8 April 2017 in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Rosalie Butcher (CA),  Craig McDonald (CA)

Estonian Open (8-9 April 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia)

CA Team: Kallina Basli (CA), Muhammad Asadullah Khan (CA), Daan Welling (CA)

Glasgow Women’s (9 April 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Lucy Murphy (CA), Hannah Tyndall (CA)

Stockholm Mini (21-22 April 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden)

CA Team: Jesper Eriksson (CA), Ruta Gabalina (CA)

Erasmus Rotterdam Open (21-23 April 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands)

CA Team: Roel Becker (CA), Michael Tai (CA), Milla Huuskonen (DCA), Ilija Ivanisevic (DCA), Emma van der Horst (DCA), Brian Wong (DCA)

Hull Open (22 April 2017 in Hull, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Gavin O’Leary (CA), Aidan Patrick (CA), Susanna Vahtramäe (CA)

St Andrews Open (22-23 April 2017 in St Andrews, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Rory Flynn (CA), Floris Holstege (CA), Kit Mercer (CA)

University of Latvia Open (22-23 April 2017 in Riga, Latvia)

CA Team: Rasmuss Filips Geks (CA), Karolina Partyga (CA)

Oxford Women’s Open (28-29 April 2017 in Oxford, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Sophie Large (CA), Etsuko Lim (CA), Lisa Schallenberg (CA)

Turku Mini (29 April 2017 in Turku, Finland)

CA Team: Kaisa Hyry (CA), Craig McDonald (CA)

May

Lisbon Debating School (5-7 May 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal)

CA Team: Rebecca Irvine (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA), Daan Welling (CA)

Maastricht Open (5-7 May 2017 in Maastricht, Netherlands)

CA Team: Monica Forman (CA), Jure Heredih (CA), Daniel Noble Stairs (CA)

Paris Open (12-13 May 2017 in Paris, France)

CA Team: Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Dan Lahav (CA), Sophie Large (CA)

Helsinki Open (12-14 May 2017 in Helsinki, Finland)

CA Team: Duncan Crowe (CA), Emma Lucas (CA), Alex Moise (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Deree Invitational (19-21 May 2017 in Athens, Greece)

CA Team: Athanasios Christakos (CA), Peter Paraskevopoulos (CA)

Vienna IV (19-21 2017 in Vienna, Austria)

CA Team: Duncan Crowe (CA), Yair Har-Oz (CA), Melanie Sindelar (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Zagreb Open (19-21 May 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia)

CA Team: Manos Moschopoulos (CA), Michael Shapira (CA)

June

Amsterdam Open (2-4 June 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

CA Team: Roel Becker (CA), Sharmila Parmanand (CA), Nick Zervoudis (CA)

Bristol Open (3 June 2017 in Bristol, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Lucía Arce (CA), Raluca Vacaru (CA), Teck Wei Tan (CA)

Scottish Invitational (3-4 June 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Duncan Crowe (CA), David McCreath (CA)

SSE Riga Debate Academy (9-11 June 2017 in Riga, Latvia)

CA Team: Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Dan Lahav (CA), Gustaf Lundgren (CA), Michael Shapira (CA), Stefan Siridzanski (CA)

Trinity Open (16-17 June 2017 in Dublin, Ireland)

CA Team: Rory Flynn (CA), Owen Mooney (CA), Orla Ní Dhubhshláine (CA), Lorna Staines (CA)

Delft Open (17-18 June 2017 in Delft, Netherlands)

CA Team: Bionda Merckens (CA), Harish Natarajan (CA), Albert Santoso (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA), Daan Welling (CA)

Newcastle Mixed Doubles (17-18 June 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)

CA Team: Lucía Arce (CA), Daniel Bramble (CA), Michael Dunn Goekjian (CA), Gigi Gil (CA)

Berlin IV (23-25 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany)

CA Team: Yair Har-Oz (CA), Rebecca Irvine (CA), Sophie Large (CA), Paul Smith (CA), Annabelle van Beusekom (CA)

Cork Open (24-25 June 2017 in Cork, Ireland)

CA Team: Clare Ní Cheallaigh (CA), Eoin O’Gorman (CA), Thomas Simpson (CA), Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA)

Madrid BP Summer (30 June-2 July 2017 in Madrid, Spain)

CA Team: Olivia Sundberg Diez (CA), Iago González (DCA), Paco Valiente (DCA)

July

BBU Open (7-9 July 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

CA Team: Daniel Berman (CA), Duncan Crowe (CA), Monica Forman (CA), Daan Welling (CA), Andreea Iordachescu (ACA)

Serbian Summer Debate Camp (14-19 July 2017 in Niš, Serbia)

CA Team: Duncan Crowe (CA), Melda Eren (CA), Helena Ivanov (CA), Radko Nedyalkov (CA), Jovan Petronijevic (CA)

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