Asian Parliamentary Debate Seminar and Workshop

On December 5th, 2010, Student English Forum (SEF) collaborated with Student Affairs of Universitas Jenderal Soedirman organized One Day Asian Parliamentary Debate Seminar and Workshop in Rectorat Building 3rd floor, Unsoed. The aims of this event are introducing the Asian Parliamentary Debating System as form of socialization of new system that would be using in Inter Faculty Debating Championship (IFDC) and accommodating the debate interest of Unsoed student.

This event invited qualified speakers (International scale debaters) who are Mr. Buna Rizal Rachman from Diponegoro University, Semarang and Mr. Eldhianto Maulana Jusuf from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. It officially opened by Vice Rector III of Unsoed, Mr. Imam Santosa and attended by 200 students of Unsoed who are interested to know more about debating and adjudicating. There were two sessions in this event, which are seminar and workshop. The seminar was presented by Mr. Buna Rizal who explained about the basic of debating and Mr. Eldhianto explained about the adjudicating seminar as well. The participants felt enthusiastic to ask some questions with regard to debating and adjudicating. In the workshop, the participants were asked to assess the debate by watching live debate exhibition that were performed by SEF organizers (Yeni, Wafa, Nurul) and representative from participants (Robaitur, Valentina, Gilang) with debating the motion of THW allow homosexual to adopt children. The participant also were taught how to make good case building by analyzing motion and watched debate video of World Universities Debating Championship as well.

At the end of the occasion, as a form of appreciation from Unsoed, Mr. Fachri Iskandar, as the representative of Committee, gave such a souvenir for both of the speakers. Hopefully, such event should always be continued for the advancement of debate generation in Unsoed.

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