Divergence Debates is a debate series, organized as part of the intra-college literary fest Ellipsis, in which the students of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce will debate on issues ofcontemporary relevance.
Divergence Two – 2016
The Motion: In the contemporary world conditional freedom is just another form of policing.
The debate will proceed in the below mentioned manner:
- Divergence Debates will follow the Doha Debates
- A motion will be moved and three speakers will defend and three speakers will oppose the motion.
- A select audience will vote for or against the motion before the debate begins.
- The moderator will introduce the motion with his/her opening remarks.
- Each speaker will get five minutes to defend/oppose the motion.
- The moderator will then interrogate each speaker and throws open the floor to the audience for questions.
- Another vote will be taken at the end of the debate to determine the most convincing group and also the best speaker of the debate.
What should you do to get selected for the debate?
Task 1: Write a paragraph explaining your opinion regarding the motion. Make your position clear: will you be defending the motion or opposing it?
Task 2: Write a paragraph on the question”Can free speech have the license to offend?”
Submit it to the Department of English by 10:00 am 15 August, Monday.
Mail the write up to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 17 Aug Time: 2.00pm Venue: Loyola Hall (Old Audi)
All speakers get Book Coupons worth Rs. 500
Best Speaker gets Book Coupon worth Rs. 1000
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