October 5, 2023 (newsweek.com) – On Thursday, October 5, members of the Washington D.C. community gathered at the Cato Institute to hear two Washington Urban Debate League (WUDL) students engage in a debate showcase with real-world experts and professionals.
NAUDL has sponsored I RESOLVE events across the country since 2020. This year, students will present cases on economic inequality—the same topic that policy debaters across the country will argue throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
In typical competitive debates, students are trying to win; they take advantage of their opponent’s mistake, they make strategic points and they engage in fiery cross-examination to convince the judges that their argument was the best.
For this event, however, there is no winner. This debate goes beyond competition and is more concerned with finding real-world solutions that will impact people’s daily lives.