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2017 Old Parkland Debate Tournament

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Some of the brightest stars in the world of high school and college debate will gather for competition at the fifth annual Old Parkland Debate Tournament. The annual two-day event will include a college exhibition debate, a high school tournament, a luncheon, and an awards ceremony.

The high school teams will participate in a round robin tournament, debating topics such as human genetic engineering, the democratic value of Wikileaks, legalized assisted dying and the use of economic sanctions in foreign policy. The winners advance to the Championship where they will debate the motion: “Capitalism is the best system to decrease long term poverty.”

Two college teams will open the tournament by participating in an exhibition debate. Cornell University returns from last year’s exhibition debate and will be challenged by Stanford University in the motion “This House Believes:  The global wave of nationalism threatens human rights.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will speak to the debaters, coaches, judges and other guests during a luncheon in the Pecan Room at Old Parkland Friday afternoon. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, will be the featured speaker at the Welcome Dinner for the students Thursday evening at the Crow Library.

Some of the brightest stars in the world of high school and college debate will gather for competition at the fifth annual Old Parkland Debate Tournament. The annual two-day event will include a college exhibition debate, a high school tournament, a luncheon, and an awards ceremony.

The high school teams will participate in a round robin tournament, debating topics such as human genetic engineering, the democratic value of Wikileaks, legalized assisted dying and the use of economic sanctions in foreign policy. The winners advance to the Championship where they will debate the motion: “Capitalism is the best system to decrease long term poverty.”

Two college teams will open the tournament by participating in an exhibition debate. Cornell University returns from last year’s exhibition debate and will be challenged by Stanford University in the motion “This House Believes: The global wave of nationalism threatens human rights.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will speak to the debaters, coaches, judges and other guests during a luncheon in the Pecan Room at Old Parkland Friday afternoon. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, will be the featured speaker at the Welcome Dinner for the students Thursday evening at the Crow Library.

Some of the brightest stars in the world of high school and college debate will gather for competition at the fifth annual Old Parkland Debate Tournament. The annual two-day event will include a college exhibition debate, a high school tournament, a luncheon, and an awards ceremony.

The high school teams will participate in a round robin tournament, debating topics such as human genetic engineering, the democratic value of Wikileaks, legalized assisted dying and the use of economic sanctions in foreign policy. The winners advance to the Championship where they will debate the motion: “Capitalism is the best system to decrease long term poverty.”

Two college teams will open the tournament by participating in an exhibition debate. Cornell University returns from last year’s exhibition debate and will be challenged by Stanford University in the motion “This House Believes: The global wave of nationalism threatens human rights.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will speak to the debaters, coaches, judges and other guests during a luncheon in the Pecan Room at Old Parkland Friday afternoon. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, will be the featured speaker at the Welcome Dinner for the students Thursday evening at the Crow Library.

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WHERE

Old Parkland
3819 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-annual-old-parkland-high-school-championship-debate-tickets-31068649166

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Admission is free.
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