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August 2013 Korea NFL Championship

August 2013 Korea NFL Championship

Last week I had the opportunity to judge and assist with the tabulation at the August 2013 NFL Korea national championship.  Students who reached the final rounds of competition are qualified to compete at the US NFL tournament in June of 2014. The qualifying rounds for the individual events were held on August 11th at Korea University. The qualifying rounds for debate were held on August 15th at Korea University.

Developing International Speech and Debate Learning Opportunities for US Students

During my senior of high school (1988-9), the school that I debated at and graduated from hosted one foreign exchange student from South Africa. Today, the same school hosts many students from all over the world, including more than 60 from China. At least two schools with nationally competitive debate programs, American Heritage High School (FL) and Woodward Academy (GA), host Chinese students from abroad, and students from China have competed

Lakeland District Debate Competes at Korean National Championship

This past weekend, the Lakeland District debate team, represented by Priten Shah and Mihir Paradkar, participated in the Korean National Championship tournament in Seoul, South Korea.  The tournament was hosted by the National Forensic League of Korea (NFLK), which is an affiliate of the National Forensic League of the United States (NFL). As part of the finals competition, the debaters performed two exhibition debates in Memorial Hall at the Korean

My remarks at the Korea Winter Cup (January 2013)

I’m honored to have been invited here today to see these incredible students compete for the Korean National Forensic League national championships.  I really enjoyed watching and judging the competition here today. In the US, I wear many debate hats.  I am a debate coach for the Lakeland School District in New York, where I coach more than 50 high school debaters.  This year, the Lakeland District team has already