QD Milestones

  • April 2013

    QatarDebate hosted the 2nd International Universities Arabic Debating Championship, held under the patronage of the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, with the participation of 42 universities from 27 countries.

  • January 2013

    QatarDebate organized the 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, in cooperation with the Slovenian Institute for culture of dialogue, International Society for the Study of Argumentation-Netherlands, World Debate Institute, and the International Center for the Advancement of Political Communication and Argumentation-USA, with participation of more than 300 researchers and scholars representing 38 different countries, with large Arab presence from more than 14 Arab countries.

  • April 2012

    QatarDebate hosted the 1st International Schools Arabic Debating Championship with the participation of 20 Arab states as well as Malaysia. Qatar became the first country in the world to hold an event of this kind.

  • April 2011

    QatarDebate hosted the 1st International Universities Arabic Debating Championship with 40 teams from 19 universities representing 12 different countries. Qatar became the first country in the world to hold an event of this kind.

  • February 2010

    QatarDebate hosted the 22nd World Schools Debating Championship. Not only did Qatar become the first country in the Arab World to host this competition, Qatar also attracted over 57 countries to participate.

  • February 2009

    As an encore to their stunning debut in 2008, the Qatar National Debate team won four out of eight debates during the World Schools Debating Championship in Athens. What’s more, QatarDebate Center won the bid of hosting the International World Schools Debating Championship held in Doha, after a strong run of competitions with a number of world capitals.

  • September 2008

    The inaugural QatarDebate team attended the World Schools Debating Championship in Washington DC, winning four out of eight debates. As a result, they set a new world record for the best performance by a new entrant country in the competition.

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