Kyushu Debate Open 2018 (言語文化研究院共催、九州大学、文部科学省、外務省他後援)

Kyushu Debate Open 2018 (言語文化研究院共催、九州大学、文部科学省、外務省他後援)が、

明日から二日間(8月18日・19日)9:00開会式
その他の予定 https://kyushudebateopen.jimdo.com/home/tournament/time-schedule/
九州大学伊都キャンパスセンター1号館で開催されます。

九大プレスリリース
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/f/33866/18_07_27_2.pdf
大会HP
https://kyushudebateopen.jimdo.com/home/about/kyushu-debate-open/
最新情報はFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDO.KyushuDebateOpen/

学生主体の活動ですが、2014年から行われている日本で唯一の世界大会形式の国際ディベート大会です(代表は経済学部の2年生が務めています)。
今年は国連が推奨する持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)に世界で初めてコミットする世界大会方式の英語ディベート大会となります。

世界には貧困、健康、教育、ジェンダー、経済成長、国際関係など様々な課題がありますが、このディベート大会ではSDGsへの取り組みを英語で議論するこ
とで『誰も取り残されない』世界を実現するためのグローバルな人材の育成を目標に掲げています。ご見学等お気軽にお立ち寄りいただければと思います。

Kyushu Debate Open 2018顧問
九州大学言語文化研究院
教授 井上奈良彦

Dear Colleagues,

Kyushu Debate Open 2018 (co-sponsored by the Faculty of Languages &
Cultures, supported by Kyushu University, the MEXT, the MOFA, etc.) will be
held

at the Ito Campus (Center Zone Building 1)
from tomorrow (August 18th and 19th). Opening at 9:00
Schedule in detail:
https://kyushudebateopen.jimdo.com/home/tournament/time-schedule/

Please support the Tournament by coming to watch debates and sharing this
info with others.

This is the first “Worlds” or “British Parliamentary Debate” tournament
open to the public, fully committed to the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development
Goals). Debate motions will be related to the SDGs; the management process
is also committed to the SDGs; for example, the tournament will try to keep
the food loss/waste minimum and the committee is helping novice
participants to develop debating skills, which are essential to achieve the
development goals. The tournament is also a learning process of management
and intercultural communication for students on the organizing committee,
who have been preparing for the tournament with assistance from veteran
debate coaches and faculty members. (They will receive a university credit
based on this management experience.)

More than 70 teams from several countries will compete in multiple
preliminary rounds leading to the elimination tournament on the second day.
Debaters range from high-school students to university instructors, though
the majority is college students. Adjudicators (judges) are also invited
from several countries and they will also be evaluated in the preliminary
rounds to judge in the top rounds on the second day. The tournament will
be an opportunity for the participants to test their debating skills, to
learn the SDGs, to exchange ideas with other participants, and to enjoy a
glimpse of “Hakata”/”Itoshima” local life (foods, natural beauties, etc.).

Details in English: https://kyushudebateopen.jimdo.com/home/about/kyushu-
debate-open/
Updates in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDO.KyushuDebateOpen/
Press Release in Japanese: http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/f/33866/18_07_27_2.pdf

Sincerely,
Narahiko INOUE
Faculty Advisor to Kyushu Debate Open 2018