Tsinghua Debate Society (former Tsinghua Debating Society) was established in December 2011 with the objective to provide a platform for the discussion of the world’s most pressing current issues. For this purpose, the Debate Society carries out two kinds of events, roundtables and formal debates. At the roundtables, scholars or practitioners briefly present their views on a topic of their expertise, followed by an extensive open discussion session. The roundtables serve as preludes to formal debates, in which two teams either defend or oppose a motion in a structured format.
On Thursday, September 26th, Debate Society kicked off the new 2013 fall semester with an information meeting for new MID students from SPPM and Tsinghua’s International Relations Department. Over 15 people attended this introduction session. While Qingqing burgers and fries were provided for lunch, the Debate Society co-chairs explained the Debate Society’s mission and purpose, previous achievements, as well as future plans. At the end of the meeting, the attendees voted on the next debate topic, which will be on China’s...read more
The debate of May 28 was based on the talk given by Prof. Daniel Bell and dealt with the question whether choosing central leaders through exams and previous performance is more beneficial than casting a democratic vote. The debate was a modified oxford-style debate. Moderator Anatole Pang got an opening vote of six for the method of choosing leaders in a “Bell”-like manner, three were undecided and three against this method. The debate could begin. Tyler and Alice from SPPM were the proposition while Armin and Vasilis from the IR Department...read more
The mission of the Debate Society is to broaden and deepen the student body’s knowledge of pressing current affairs by hosting roundtables with eminent scholars and practitioners and to encourage thorough preparation for subsequent debates.read more
For the Tsinghua Debate Society debating structure we apply a modified version of the avowed Oxford Style of Debate.read more
Short summaries from all the roundtables hosted by the Debate Society.read more
Tsinghua Debate Society (former Tsinghua Debating Society) was established in December 2011.read more