The University of Mary Washington Debate Team will host the British National Team for a public debate on Thursday, October 23. The debate will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116. The event is free and open to the public, and audience participation is welcomed.
The topic for the debate will be “This House regrets the rise of the Tea Party.” UMW will be represented by Mariah Young (’15, Chesapeake) and Thomas Pacheco (’14, Baltimore), who will debate British National Team members Kate Brooks and Alice Coombes Huntley. The British debaters will affirm the resolution, while the UMW debaters will negate.
The event is part of the 2014 British Debate Tour sponsored by the National Communication Association and the Committee on International Discussion and Debate. The University of Mary Washington was one of the host institutions selected to participate in the eight week fall tour. Other hosts include George Washington University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh and Cornell University.
The debate will be the third one sponsored by UMW this semester, following an intercollegiate tournament and an additional public debate. The team also has completed tournament competitions in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and Washington, D.C. After this week’s debate, the UMW Debate Team will wrap up competition for the fall semester with tournaments at Liberty University and Wake Forest University. Additionally, the team will be sponsoring another public debate in late November.
For more information on the debate, please contact Adrienne Brovero, Director of Debate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 654-2128.