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Dr. Snider & the Urban Debate League Movement

by Erik Fogel | Dec 12, 2015 7:59:06 PM |

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Work with Urban Debate Leagues

 

National Urban Debate League College Clearinghouse 2001, December 2000 (Open Society Institute: NYC). Creation of guidebook for debaters applying to college and data on colleges with debate programs, designed for use by students in the 12-city Urban Debate League program sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

 

Urban Debate League Basic Instructional Series, (Open Society Institute: NYC), 1999. 13 VHS tape series of basic instruction for debaters and coaches in national 12 city Urban Debate League program.

 

“Ideafest II: The Urban Debate Movement Comes of Age,” Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, Vol. 19, 1998.

 

Workshop, “Keys to Success in World Schools Debating,” 15 November 2013, Houston Urban Debate League, Houston, TX. 120 students.

 

Presentation, “Value of Debate & Around the World with Debate,” 15 November 2013, Houston Urban Debate League, Houston, TX. 450 students.

 

Workshop, Houston Debates the World, Houston Urban Debate League, Houston, Texas 8-9 September 2012. Introducing international debating in Houston. 300+ students.

 

Chair, National Urban Debate League Ideafest, Chicago, June 3-5, 2003. National conference of the Urban Debate Leagues sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

 

Chair, Ideafest, National Association of Urban Debate Leagues annual meeting. June 1-3, 2003, Open Society Institute, New York City.

 

 

Interviewed by Lesley Stahl of CBS News for a 60 Minutes story on the urban debate league movement, New York City, NY. September 27, 2002.

 

“The Stone that the Builder refused: the unique Jamaican voice,” lecture at Fleming Museum to open their exhibit Soon Come: The Art of Contemporary Jamaica, September 26, 2002.

 

Chair, National Urban Debate League Ideafest, New York City, May 21-23, 2002. National conference of the Urban Debate Leagues sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

 

“Urban Debates Leagues and other Organizations,” solicited white paper at National Urban Debate League Ideafest, New York City, May, 2002.

 

 

Debate Coaching Workshop, for teachers in the Providence (RI) Urban Debate League, Providence, RI, sponsored by Brown University, March 9, 2002.

 

"New Debaters: the urban debate experience in America," Dartmouth House, English Speaking Union, London, UK, October 17, 2001. Lecture tour sponsored by the English Speaking Union, London.

 

Chair, Ideafest 2001: National Planning Conference of the Urban Debate Leagues, Open Society Institute, June 3-5, 2001, New York City.

 

“Debate as educational method in a variety of secondary school courses,” lecture at Ideafest 2001: National Planning Conference of the Urban Debate Leagues, Open Society Institute, June 3-5, 2001, New York City.

 

"Bringing debate into your classroom and your career," lecture at the National Urban Debate League Conference, April 28, 2001, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

 

"Debating the 2001-2002 national high school topic – weapons of mass destruction," lecture at the National Urban Debate League Conference, April 28, 2001, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

 

"Strategic debate coaching," lecture to debate coaches at Brown University, Providence Urban Debate League Leadership Workshop, January 27, 2001.

 

"Developing, researching, and producing affirmative cases for debate," lecture to students at Brown University, Providence Urban Debate League Leadership Workshop, January 27, 2001.

 

 

Chair, National Urban Debate Ideafest, sponsored by Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation, May, 2000, NYC. Over 50 educators from all over America came to NYC to discuss the future of OSI's major initiative to promote Urban Debate Leagues in cities nationally.

 

Chair, National Urban Debate Ideafest, sponsored by Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation, May, 1999, NYC. Over 50 educators from all over America came to NYC to discuss the future of OSI's major initiative to promote Urban Debate Leagues in cities nationally.

 

Urban Debate League Basic Instructional Series, (Open Society Institute: NYC), 1999. 13 VHS tape series of basic instruction for debaters and coaches in national 13 city Urban Debate League program.

 

Tournament Director, CEDA National Tournament (150+ teams), University of Rochester, March 1998.

 

Commentator, National Public Radio, “The World,” April & December 1998. Utilized for expertise in reggae music.

 

Faculty, Emory National Debate Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, June-July, 1998.

 

Chair, National Urban Debate Ideafest, Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation, May 13, 1998, New York, NY. Fifty educators from all over America attended to plan expansion of OSI’s multi-million dollar urban debate initiative.

 

 

Interviewed by Lesley Stahl of CBS News for a 60 Minutes story on the Urban Debate League movement, New York City, NY. September 27, 2002.

 

Consultant, Open Society Institute, NY, to assist in promoting national Urban Debate League projects. 1997-2002

 

Mark Douglas Award for Dedication to Debate, New York Urban Debate

 

 

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