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30 Apr 2013
This House believes that all literature, art, photography, film and music should be released under Creative Commons licenses
22 Feb 2013
Access to Knowledge | Art | Arts | Censorship & IP | Copyright | Creative commons | Culture | Digital Freedoms | Intellectual Property | Literature | property right | Culture | Science
Creative commons licenses are a kind of copyright license that gives people the right to use, share, and expand upon artists’ work. They offer...
31 Jan 2013
4 Jan 2013
Architecture | Art | Arts | degree | drama | economy | higher education | TOURISM | university | value | University | Culture | Education
The creative arts might be considered to include painting and sculpture but also drama, poetry and creative writing, dance, composition and music, and others....
27 Nov 2012
Advertising | childhood obesity | diet | marketing | obesity | role of government | Media | Television | Weight | Culture | Health
The promotion of the body beautiful, some would say the 'obsession' with it, has become a cause for concern in recent years. Arguably this has always...
14 Nov 2012
Atatürk | Free speech debate | Freedom of speech | history | imagined communities | Kemalism | Myths | nationalism | Turkey | Culture General | Free to know | Culture | Free Speech Debate
The case: The private life of a national heroTo mark the 70th anniversary of the death of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Kemal Atatürk, in November 2008,...
This House would treat the desecration and destruction of high-value sites and property of cultural heritage as a crime against humanity.
21 Sep 2012
crime | Cultural | destruction | heritage | historical | humanity | ICC | UNESCO | Culture General | International law | Traditions | Culture | Law
According to the UNESCO “Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage”, the following are constituted as objects of...
This House believes that film stars, music stars and other popular entertainers should not be participating in party-political campaigns
20 Sep 2012
Throughout the world, celebrities from the entertainment world have been getting involved with political campaigns. Some, like Reagan and Schwarzenegger in the...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
On behalf of the SMU Debating Society, I would like to invite your institution to participate in the SMU Intervarsity Debating Championship 2008 (SMU...