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QD 3rd IUADC

QD 3rd IUADC

Publication Date:
21 Apr 2015
Category:
News, Arabic Program

Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairman of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, QatarDebate – a member of Qatar Foundation – will organize the Third International Universities Arabic Debating Championship from 26 to 29 April 2015.

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Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, 3rd International Universities Arabic Debating Championship will kick off on April 26th

Doha – QatarDebate Centre

Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairman of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, QatarDebate – a member of Qatar Foundation – will organize the Third International Universities Arabic Debating Championship from 26 to 29 April 2015. The four-day event supports the mission of Qatar Foundation to unlock human potential by fostering a culture of discussion and debate, helping shape the global citizens of the future and create intellectual leaders of tomorrow. 67 teams representing 33 Arab and foreign countries will compete in the Championship, which, unlike the 2011 and 2013 championships, will feature teams from non-Arab speaking universities from Australia, India, Pakistan, Brunei, Malaysia, France, the United States, Poland, China, Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, and Germany.

The third edition of the championship was announced during a press conference held by QatarDebate. In attendance was QatarDebate Executive Director, Dr. Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Event Manager at QatarDebate, Mr. Jamal Al Baker, Communications Manager at QatarDebate, Mr. Ali Sultan Al Muftah, , and Head of the QatarDebate Arabic Program, Mrs. Faizeh Abdelrazeq.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Ali Al Muftah welcomed the attendees to the press conference held specifically to announce the Championship. Mr. Al Muftah praised the Media’s contribution in spreading QatarDebate’s vision, which seeks to spread the culture of debate and dialogue in the Arab Region and Internationally.

Dr. Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Executive Director at QatarDebate, stated “We are pleased to announce that QatarDebate - Member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development – is organizing the Third International Universities Arabic Debating Championship with a remarkable international participation. Dr. Maarafi confirmed in her speech that the championship in its third edition aims at spreading the art of debate, equipping students with an important educational tool, and encouraging them to practice critical thinking and research, which will enhance their leadership and linguistic skills.

Mr. Al Muftah extended an invitation to reporters to visit the Media Center during the championship to cover the daily press conference for Arab and non-Arab speaking teams in addition to coaches and judges.

Mr. Al Muftah acknowledged the close collaboration between QatarDebate and the media, and extended his gratitude to media representatives covering the championship.

On the latest preparations, Mr. Jamal Al-Baker, Event Manager at QatarDebate, noted: “All major preparations for the championship have been made, and we are currently applying the final touches and allocating tasks and responsibilities during the Championship amongst team members.

Ms. Faizeh Abdul Razzak, Head of the QatarDebate Arabic Program, noted that the championship relies on judges from participating countries, who have been trained via workshops organized by QatarDebate, to help develop their coaching skills and to promote their ability to judge international debates in accordance with QatarDebate’s standards and regulations.

Mr. Abdulrahman Al Subaie, QatarDebate Education Projects Specialist also announced a social media competition sponsored by Ispot that targets Qatar Debate’s fans on different platforms and will be held from April 20th to April 29th. On this note Mr. Al Subaie thanked Ispot for sponsoring the competition and their eagerness to support students through such initiatives.

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