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No Argument: Why Debating Can Be Crucial to Youth Success

by The New York City Urban Debate League | Aug 27, 2017 8:56:53 PM
  Two opposing figures go head-to-head in an event they have trained for. They have anticipated their actions, and the actions of their opponent, both wanting to throw the knockout ‘punch’ like a ...
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Now Hiring! Apply to Americorps for the NYC Urban Debate League!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 25, 2017 1:59:09 PM
Attention College Graduates!!! Applying to Graduate School? Thinking about taking a year off? Gap Year? Exciting opportunity through Americorps to work for the Debate League for a year (or more!). ...
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"Without debate, there can be no self-government." (New Yorker, This Week!)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 12, 2016 9:17:52 AM
Great article in the New Yorker this week on the history of presidential debates and public debates in the United States! "For centuries, learning how to argue was the centerpiece of a liberal-arts ...
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How Speech and Debate Taught Me to Speak! (The Odyssey)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:09:38 AM
"Millennials, it is our job to help create a generation who is not afraid to stand up and speak up for the issues that matter the most to them, to advocate for new policy, to help bring information ...
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CEOs recommend your child joins the debate team! (Miami Herald)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:05:07 AM
"I think communication is one of the most important things in business and in personal relationships. If you know how to say what you want to say, you will be at an advantage. So, I would suggest ...
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Communication Skills are the #1 Business Skill! (Business Insider)

by Erik Fogel | Sep 11, 2016 10:03:04 AM
Business Insider published an article on how communication skills were the number one business skill and students should join the debate team! "The ability to clearly articulate a message is a highly ...
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Shout outs to MS 50 and the NYCDOE's Middle School Quality Initiative for bringing debate to schools!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 3, 2016 8:20:53 AM
Shout outs to Principal Ben Honoroff, Jhs 50 John D Wells, and the New York City Department of Education's Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI). MSQI and the NYC Urban Debate League partnered up ...
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Gene Wilder the High School Debater! Remembering Gene Wilder, Actor, Comedian, Philanthropist, and High School Debater!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 2, 2016 11:22:17 PM
“On stage or in the movies, I could do whatever I wanted to, I was free.” - Gene Wilder.
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5 Reasons Schools Should Teach Debate to Students

by Erik Fogel | Aug 20, 2016 12:37:19 AM
"According to Dr. Shelly Johnson, author of Everyday Debate, “developing a debater’s mind will help [individuals] think more critically about the world around,” while also “enabling [individuals] to ...
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Listen to Former High School Debater Hillary Clinton's Breakout Graduation Speech in College on Student Activism

by Erik Fogel | Aug 19, 2016 11:49:34 PM
Check out former High School Debater, Hillary Clinton's graduating speech in college. "Clinton’s remarks transformed her, virtually overnight, into a national symbol of student activism. Wire ...
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Public Speaking Tips from a Former High School Debater and Forbes Magazine "Top 100 Celebrities" - Tony Robbins!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 13, 2016 3:35:44 AM
Great article last week in Forbes Magazine on former High School Debater and Motivational Speaker, Tony Robbins. Robbins besides being on the high school debate team was also his High School's ...
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Remembering Ralph Bunche, High School Debater, College Debater, Debate Team President, United Nations Undersecretary General, Civil Rights and Peace Activist

by Erik Fogel | Aug 13, 2016 3:22:13 AM
Great article last week published on high school, college debater, President of the Debate Team and Queens, New York resident Ralph Bunche. Bunche besides being an award winning debater was the first ...
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Invisibilia: No One Thought This All-Woman's Debate Team Could Crush It

by Erik Fogel | Aug 6, 2016 8:29:16 PM
"One by one, before their weekly debating practice, each debater would walk to the front of the room, strike a "power pose," and say something to remind everyone in the room that she is powerful. ...
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Introduction to the NYC Urban Debate League Video!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 6, 2016 7:10:32 PM
Check out our newest video about the New York City Urban Debate League!  NYC Urban Debate League Video
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Why Debating Still Matters!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 6, 2016 6:49:07 PM
“The essence of free speech is that we allow people with whom we disagree to speak. Wrongheaded views will be aired. But free speech means no one gets the last word. We can - and indeed, we should - ...
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by Erik Fogel | Jul 4, 2016 8:19:13 PM
Debate Con is NYC Debate Educators Conference for Debate Educators and by Debate Educators. This is held four times a year (Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter). Our summer debate conference will be held ...
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NYC Debater Wins Top Debate Scholarship!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 4, 2016 8:29:33 AM
NYC Debater Wins Top Debate Scholarship - all expenses paid for any College or University in the United States!!!!! Congratulations to NYC Debater Josh Moriarty who was selected as one of three ...
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Harlem Debate Coach Featured in the Daily News!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 4, 2016 8:16:53 AM
Congratulations to Success Academy Harlem East math teacher, debate coach, & 2016 Excellence Award winner, Jun Yoon. As the Harlem East debate coach, he led scholars to first place in NYCUDL’s fourth ...
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New York City's First Debate Educators Conference!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 4, 2016 8:12:04 AM
Thank you to over 50 debate educators joining us for the inaugural Debate Con! New York City's first debate educators conference! Thank you to Aubrey Semple, Militza Diaz, Meagan Kowaleski, Eric ...
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Why an undefeated high school debate team refuses to compete at Liberty University this weekend

by Erik Fogel | Apr 24, 2016 3:25:15 AM
Article by two undefeated Virginia High School Debaters, Fatima Shahbaz and Jessica Boyer, in boycott of the Virginia State Debate Championships at Liberty University this weekend. Liberty University ...
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Bard Prison Initiative Debate Team defeats West Point and Harvard Debate Teams

by Erik Fogel | Apr 24, 2016 3:19:51 AM
Great article on the Bard Prison Debate Initiative. Complete Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/prison-inmates-argue-their-way-to-a-win-against-west-point-1460753664
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College Board President and NYC Debater Speaks at National Urban Debate League Championships

by Erik Fogel | Apr 24, 2016 3:13:01 AM
College Board President (and former NYC award winning high school debater at Stuyvesant High School) David Coleman speaks as the Keynote Speaker at the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues ...
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by Erik Fogel | Apr 24, 2016 1:46:08 AM
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College Board President and Former NYC Debater Presents at the National Urban Debate League Championships!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 17, 2016 12:48:28 AM
Shout outs at the National Urban Debate League Championships this weekend in San Francisco, California! College Board President (and former NYC award winning high school debater at Stuyvesant High ...
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NYC Debate Educators Conference Day Thursday, June 9th, Chancellors Conference Day, 9am-3pm

by Erik Fogel | Apr 9, 2016 11:48:43 PM
Sign up now for our first NYC Debate Educators Conference on June 9th. June 9th is also NYC Chancellors Conference Day which is a day devoted to teacher professional development. So what better way ...
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HS Senior Darlyn Liriano Accepted to Yale University and Princeton University!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 2, 2016 11:46:34 AM
Congratulations to High School Senior Darlyn who helps run our Tabroom nearly every Saturday at tournaments. And we guess she's busy the rest of the week because she was just accepted to Yale ...
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Dr. Snider & the Urban Debate League Movement

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:59:06 PM
Work with Urban Debate Leagues
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Dr. Snider - Honors and Awards

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:45:29 PM
SELECTED HONORS Championship Trophy permanently named “Alfred Snider World Schools Championship,” National Speech and Debate Association, June 2013. Breaking Judge, recognized as one of the world’s ...
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Dr. Snider - Debate Television Producer

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:41:28 PM
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Dr. Snider - Global Debate Author

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:36:19 PM
Additional Books, Publications, Speeches by Dr. Snider
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The Global Debate Ambassador - Speeches, Workshops, Events and Papers by Dr. Snider

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:33:32 PM
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Inner-city schools suffer when 'debaters' go silent

by Erik Fogel | Nov 22, 2015 12:10:40 PM
By Erwin Chemerinsky
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NYC Urban Debate League and MSQI Debate Featured in Riverdale Press!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 19, 2015 1:16:46 AM
On Oct. 7, IN-Tech Academy’s middle school debate program was gearing up for its first competition of the season. Only in its second year, the program went from five students in January to 12 by ...
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NYCUDL Debaters on Fox News again!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 28, 2015 8:22:34 AM
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NYC Debaters Judge the Second Republican Presidential Debate!

by admin | Sep 20, 2015 4:54:28 AM
We thank Fox News and the David Gutfeld Show for inviting our debaters to judge the second Republican Presidential Debate!  On August 8th our debaters were invited on the show to judge the first ...
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Become a Presidential Scholar and Meet the President!

by admin | Sep 19, 2015 8:59:34 PM
Thanks to the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, urban debate leagues across the nation have been invited to be a nominating partner organization for the Presidential Scholars Program. The ...
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by admin | Aug 9, 2015 7:40:07 AM
Debate coach: Why Kasich was fantastic http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/07/opinions/lee-who-won-debate/ Editor's Note Ed Lee is the senior director of debate in the Barkley Forum Center for Debate ...
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by admin | Aug 9, 2015 7:21:17 AM
Stephanie Schroeder Become a fanWriter, Netflix enthusiast and pug mom The Fight for Forensics http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-schroeder/the-fight-for-forensics_b_7871538.html It's not news ...
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NYCUDL Debaters on Fox News Tomorrow to Comment on the Presidential Debate!

by admin | Aug 8, 2015 9:07:29 PM
NYCUDL middle school debaters were invited to Fox News' Greg Gutfeld Show to comment on the first Republican Presidential Debate!  The show will be at 10:00pm on Sunday, August 9th as well as 1:00am ...
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"People should be treated equally no matter who they are and who they love."

by admin | Jun 27, 2015 3:11:36 PM
Click here for full text of the Supreme Court Decision This week one of the most controversial debates of our generation was concluded when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex ...
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by admin | Jun 27, 2015 2:55:50 PM
Brooklyn Tech HS hosted its graduation ceremony last week and one of its graduates is the New York State Champion, Dante deBlasio.  Dante, who is heading to Yale University in the fall, received an ...
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by admin | Jun 20, 2015 10:58:59 PM
June 12th was our last debate tournament of the year and so we now celebrate an incredible season with 1200+ debaters, 29 tournaments, and 10,000+ debate rounds.  Historic. None of this could be ...
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Teach for America Innovation Award Finalist!

by admin | May 30, 2015 10:43:40 PM
The New York City Urban Debate League was selected as one of the top ten new alumni education organizations in the United States by Teach for America.  We spent last week with the other incredible ...
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by admin | May 24, 2015 9:06:09 AM
ROOM FOR DEBATE By Shnieka L. Johnson
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NYC Urban Debate League Featured in the Chancellor's Letter

by admin | Apr 19, 2015 12:23:12 AM
Our partnership with the New York City Urban Debate League was featured in the Chancellor's Letter, highlighting the impact of scholastic debate.  On March 28th the NYC Urban Debate League and Bronx ...
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Columbia University Hosts New York City Urban Debate League Panel!

by admin | Mar 22, 2015 8:38:15 PM
We wanted to thank Columbia University for hosting a panel on the importance of urban debate education and inviting Rock Stars from our Urban Debate Education Community this Wednesday!  Jonathan ...
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by admin | Mar 22, 2015 2:04:05 AM
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Statement on Dr. Neil Berch

by admin | Mar 2, 2015 12:33:10 PM
Statement on Dr. Neil Berch   Dr. Neil Berch, Associate Professor of Political Science of West Virginia University, receiving degrees from Princeton University and the University of Washington and ...
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Aubrey Semple Honored as one of NYC's Top After School Educators!

by admin | Feb 27, 2015 10:26:46 AM
Click here for video of Aubrey's Acceptance Speech
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by admin | Feb 21, 2015 6:23:32 PM
A new study by the Pew Research Center found that the majority of Americans believe that communication skills are the most important life skill.  "The answer was clear. Across the board, more ...
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