Posted on January 27, 2018

QatarDebate, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, recently organised the 3rd Qatar Universities Debate League (QUDL) in English.

A total of 24 participating teams from seven institutions debated around three motions during the tournament hosted by Qatar University. The teams represented Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, College of North Atlantic Qatar, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Northwestern University Qatar, Qatar University, Texas A&M University in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. 

QatarDebate, in collaboration with the National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW), also held a public debate among the top four teams of the 3rd QUDL for the 2nd consecutive year. The event provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents and skills of debaters taking on a topic of national interest and relevance to the students of the secondary and post-secondary levels, and the general public. The debate shed light on the students' knowledge in the subject of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is one of the WMD conventions that deal with the prohibition and destruction of chemical weapons and the maintenance of international peace and security.

QatarDebate thanked Qatar University for hosting the event and NCPW for their vision and willingness to collaborate with educational institutions. In attendance from the NCPW were Lieutenant Abdul Aziz Hamdan al Ahmed, general-secretary; and Prof Dr Salwan K J al Ani, radiation expert. From QatarDebate, Jamal al Baker, community engagement manager; and Aisha Y al Nesf, head of educational programmes, attended the event. The audience comprised students from secondary schools in Qatar and students from QUDL debate community.

source: Qatar Tribune