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Debate: A powerful vehicle for cultural dialogue and exchange

Debate: A powerful vehicle for cultural dialogue and exchange

By Todd Fine Published here In early January, with Qatar Foundation International’s support, I had the special opportunity to attend the “Fourth International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and the Pedagogy of Empowerment” in Doha, Qatar. As a long-time debate hand and current coach at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., I am accustomed to debate coaches and scholarly forensics directors being unsung heroes of education, sacrificing long