QatarDebate organizes the 2nd Qatar Universities Debate League for the 2020/2021 season
Doha – QatarDebate Center
QatarDebate Center – a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – organized the second university debating championship in English, which witnessed strong competition between the 16 participating teams representing 5 universities: Georgetown University, Qatar University, Weill Cornell Medicine College, Texas A&M University and Stenden University. With the participation of 16 adjudicators, the championship was held on Saturday 14 November 2020.
The three motions that the 16 teams debated about were the following:
- In times of pandemics, this house will significantly relax the minimum safety and efficacy standards required for the approval of treatments and vaccines* *including but not limited to measures such as: waiving medium-term and long-term safety testing, accepting drugs that did not yet show superior outcomes compared to existing treatments, allowing more severe side-effects than those that are usually permitted.
- This house believes that governments should prioritize policies focused on assimilation over policies of multiculturalism
- This house believes that Nigerian #EndSARS protest leaders should form a youth based political party
The second league concluded with the announcement of the winning teams who aggregated the highest points. Weill Cornell College came first, followed by Georgetown University, and the best speaker of the league was the student Ahmed Al-Meer from Weill Cornell College.