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NEAO 2012 is over
Submitted by Mite Kuzevski on 28 November 2012
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.
Main Top 10 Speakers
Chan Keun Kim
EFL Top Speakers
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
THBT the West should actively seek to displace Chinese investments and acquisition of Africa's natural land and resources
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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