Doha – QatarDebate
QatarDebate – member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development- recently organized the 3rd Qatar Universities Debate League (QUDL) in English, held on Saturday 20 January 2018, hosted by Qatar University; with a total number of 24 participating teams from 7 institutions. The participants debated around three motions during the tournament.
It is worth mentioning that the 24 of debating teams represented the following universities: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, College of North Atlantic Qatar, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Northwestern University Qatar, Qatar University, Texas A&M University in Qatar, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.
QatarDebate in collaboration with the “National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons’ (NCPW)” for the 2nd year held a Public Debate between the top 4 teams of the 3rd Qatar Universities Debate League Tournament. The Public Debate followed directly after the conclusion of the Qatar University Debate League with the participation of the majority of institutions of higher education in Qatar.
The event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents and skills of debaters taking on a topic of national interest and relevance, for the viewing pleasure of students of the secondary and post-secondary level, and the general public. This event would not have been conceived or have the prominence without the “National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons’ (NCPW)”.
The National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons does its utmost to play its role in the community awareness program and the youth generation of university students by holding public debates on WMD agreements in cooperation with the QatarDebate.
Today’s debate sheds light on the students’ skills in the subject of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is one of the WMD conventions that deal with the prohibition and destruction of chemical weapons in the world and the maintenance of international peace and security.
The continued cooperation between the Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW) and the QatarDebate is necessary to keep these public debates a sustainable platform for university students to reach a safe and free world and to keep Qatar safe and secure.
QatarDebate extended its thanks to Qatar University for hosting the event & NCPW for their vision and mandate, and their willingness to collaborate with educational institutions and students; they have shown to be champions of a safer world, and the idea of a world free of “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
In attendance from the NCPW were: Lieutenant AbdulAziz Hamdan Al-Ahmed, General Secretary, & Prof. Salwan K.J. Al-Ani, Ph.D. Radiation Expert.
From QatarDebate: Mr. Jamal Al-Baker, Community Engagement Manager, and Aisha Y. Al-Nesf, Head of Educational Programs
General Audience was students from Secondary School Community in Qatar and students from QUDL debate community.