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University Debate Competition

Dialogue space

The UNIV Forum International Debate Tournament (UFIDT) is a one-day debate championship based on the model of the UNAV Law School competition debate created by Dikaios (the Faculty’s Debate Club).

The aim of UFIDT is twofold: fostering the communication abilities of its participants and opening an enriching space of dialogue in controversial issues.

El torneo tendrá lugar en la sede de la Universidad Pontificia de la Santa Cruz (Palazzo di Sant'Apollinare).

The judge or panel of judges will consider, among others, the following criteria and will punctuate according to the Performance Evaluation Chart (available online):

A) Previous preparation: reports, authorities, case-law, news and sources cited.

B) Logic: order and clarity, coherence, response to the opponents’ reasons and arguments soundness.

C) Rhetoric: correction, manners, voice modulation, attention grasp...

D) Empathy and conviction showed.

E) Timing observance.

F) Team members balance.

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Temas 2024

1. Can a machine be creative?
2. Does AI pose an existential threat to mankind?
3. Should we slow down AI research and development?

How to participate?

Read carefully the rules of participation and then register using our online form.


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