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Upcoming Events

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The team will be hosting a dinner and debate event in the Spring as well as other fundraising activities. Please contact us for further information.

Public Debates

The team will conduct a public debate sponsored by the Cohort on Urban and Regional Transformation as well as the Center for Creativity and the Arts in April on the topic of clean energy and sustainability.

The team organizes public debates each year, often held in the Free Speech Area. In October of 2011 we hosted a public debate on the California Dream Act and educational opportunities for undocumented immigrants.  We also participated in a public debate held at Reedley College on the 2011-12 policy debate topic involving democracy assistance to the Middle East. In 2012 the team received a travel grant to participate in the Madison Cup Public Debates held at James Madison University.

Off-campus Tournaments

In addition to summer workshop opportunities, the policy debate team travels to five or six tournaments each semester, typically including:

2011-12 tournaments
Start Date End Date Tournaments
9/9/2011 (fri) 9/12/2011 (mon) The Jesuit at Gonzaga
9/23/2011 (fri) 9/25/2011 (Sun) Golden Gate Opener at San Fran State
10/7/2011 (fri) 10/10/2011 (mon) Diablo Valley College
10/14/2011 (fri) 10/17/2011 (mon) Las Vegas Classic
10/21/2011 (fri) 10/24/2011 (mon)  
10/28/2011 (fri) 10/31/2011 (mon) Sun Devil Invitational at Arizona St
11/4/2012 (fri) 11/6/2011 (Sun) USC Trojan Champs Tournament
11/11/2011 (fri) 11/13/2011 (Sun) The CSUN/Robert Barbara Invitational
1/3/2012 (tues) 1/5/2012 (thurs) USC 'Alan Nichols' Debate Tournament
1/7/2012 (sat) 1/9/2012 (mon) CSU Fullerton-- Kathryn Classic
1/13/2012 (fri) 1/15/2012 (mon) Berkeley
1/27/2012 (fri) 1/29/2012 (mon) Santa Clara
2/3/2012 (fri) 2/6/2012 (mon) Chabot / U. Texas at Austin
2/24/2012 (fri) 2/26/2012 (Sun) District One NDT Qualifier (Pepperdine)
3/2/2012 (fri) 3/5/2011 (mon)  
3/9/2012 (fri) 3/12/2012 (mon) Western Novice / JV Champs—Sac. State
3/16/2012 (fri) 3/19/2012 (mon)  
3/22/2012 (thu) 3/26/2012 (mon) CEDA Nationals (2012 in Oklahoma)
3/28/2012 (wed) 4/2/2012 (mon) NDT (2012 at Emory)

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