Monash Asian Studies Debate Competition

In 2016, the DAV, in conjunction with the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University, will run a debating competition open to students from Years 10-12. The topics will focus on contemporary issues relevant to Asia.

The competition will consist of three preliminary rounds, held on Saturday 14 May from 10am-4pm, and a final held on a weekday later in May. Training sessions introducing the subject matter will be held in the weeks before the competition at Monash University, Clayton Campus.

Preliminary rounds will take place in Building B, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Sir John Monash Drive, Caulfield East (campus map).

The topics for the preliminary rounds will be:

Round 1: That Japan should acquire nuclear weapons
Round 2: That Australia should publicly criticise China’s treatment of human rights activists, regardless of the effect on its economy
Round 3: That Indonesia should introduce a one-child policy

Speaking times will be 5-7 minutes. Schools may enter up to two teams in the competition, mixed age group teams are allowed. Registration is charged at $55 per team.

A flyer can be downloaded here.

Please complete this form to register.

Registered students are invited to a training session on Wednesday 27 April in the G23 lecture theatre at 49 Rainforest Walk (Monash College building) at the Clayton campus of Monash University. The session will run from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Registrations must be received by 5pm Friday 22nd April.

If you have any enquiries about the competition, please email asianstudiesdebating-l@monash.edu or the DAV office.