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NEAO 2012 is over

NEAO 2012 at Kyung Hee University, organized by Kyunghee Debate Society (KDS), brought together more than 300 debaters and adjudicators to the Northeast Asian debate scene.

NEAO 2012 observed a number of developments in the debate scene. There has been much discussion in the Council regarding what NEAO should be as a tournament and its rules. NEAO 2012 fulfilled its role of bringing various national debating and judging styles into a regional place, where style, standard, and understanding of debate and adjudication were fused into one debate scene called Northeast Asia.

This tournament was a product of efforts by a number of individuals, Convener Doori Hong, Finance Director Won-il Jang the big guy, Deputy Chief Adjudicators Abel, Yuki, and Wendy, Tab Directors Logan and Mohan, Deputy Tab Choong Geun Lee, and the staff. We wish to recognize especially Tournament Director and Master of Ceremony Dave Il-Hwan Hwang, whose idea it was to invite GayaGeum Quartet to the Banquet.

NEAO next year is taking place in Korea.

Please find below the final results and motions. Attached is the full tab.  The same can be found on KIDA's official Blog at http://kidatalks.blogspot.kr/

Champion

KU 2

   

Finalist

CUDS 1

  

FDU 1

  

Ewha 1

   

Semi-Finalist

Solbridge 1

  

Ewha 3

  

HYDS 1

  

Ewha 4

   

Quarter-Finalist

KDS 5

  

UU 2

  

CUHK 2

  

ADS 1

  

SNUDA 1

  

KU 3

  

UU 1

  

HKU 1

 

Pre-Quarter-Finalist

WAD 1

  

Sophia 1

  

KU 5

  

UMAC 2

  

CUDS 2

  

HKU 2

  

UU 4

  

Kyoto 2

 

EFL Champion

ICU 1

   

EFL Finalist

KDS 4

  

Kobe 1

  

Kyoto 1

   

EFL Semi-Finalist

NUDT 2

  

THU 1

  

ICU 2

  

Tokyo 1

 

Main Top 10 Speakers

  

Position

Speaker Name

Team Name

 

1

WonJoon Jang

DREAM Team 1

79

-

Hyewon Rho

KU 2

79

3

Donghee Chae

KU 2

78.66

-

Taeyeong Kim

CUDS 1

78.66

5

Lee Youngcho

Ewha 1

78.33

-

Hannah Jung

DREAM Team 1

78.33

7

Lee Hyewon

Ewha 1

78.16

8

Seung-Hwan Hong

CUDS 1

78

9

Minjae Kim

SolBridge 1

77.83

10

Chan Keun Kim

KU 3

77.66

-

Jinseok We

KU 4

77.66

 

EFL Top Speakers

  

Position

Speaker Name

Team Name

 

1

Takenori Hayashi

WAD 1

76.66

2

Chiaki Furukawa

TMU 1

76.16

3

Satoru Nabeshima

Kobe 1

76

4

Masanori Hayashi

WAD 1

75.83

5

Yongrak Jeong

Kyoto 2

75.66

 

 

MOTIONS

Round 1: Rights and state's obligations    

THBT gender reassignment surgery should be included in state funded medical care

Round 2: Arts   

THBT the government should compensate the music industry for the losses arising out of illegal downloading

Round 3: Middle East

THS an Egyptian military security guarantee against the invasion of Gaza

Round 4: Education

THBT early childhood education should undermine traditional gender roles

Round 5: The New Age  

THW treat cyberattack as an act of war

Round 6: Development   

THBT national governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities

Pre-Quarters: Africa

THBT the West should actively seek to displace Chinese investments and acquisition of Africa's natural land and resources

Quarters: Immigration    

THBT it is legitimate for States to reject immigrants who oppose the prevailing social values of the receiving State

Semi-Final: the Middle East

THW ban religious parties from participating in elections in newly democratized Arab states.

Grand Final: Social Engineering

Assuming it is possible, THW incept citizens into socially good behavior

EFL Semi-Final: Immigration

THBT states that receive refugees should be financially compensated by the country from which they came

EFL-Final: Social Engineering

Assuming it is possible, THW forcefully erase the memory of extremely traumatized patients

Test Debate: Romance    

THW allow teachers to have romantic relationships with students

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