COLUMBIA

DEBATE

SOCIETY

Welcome to CDS: Columbia’s Official Parliamentary Debate Team

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WHAT WE DO

We regularly compete on both the American Parliamentary and British Parliamentary debate circuits. Our members are intellectually curious and have a passion for discussing a variety of topics. We also seek to bring debate into the mainstream Columbia community by hosting public events, and increase Columbia’s recognition in the national debate circuit by organizing our very own annual college tournament.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Team members are actively involved both on and off campus. Accomplished debaters coach at Columbia’s middle school and share important critical thinking skills and public speaking tips to young and aspiring students. We also partner with other universities and campus organizations to bring debates to the public.

TOURNAMENTS

CDS hosts three tournaments every year - the Jeff Williams Memorial College Tournament in American Parliamentary, the Columbia Invitational for high school students competing in Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Congress, and Speech events, and the Ivy League Parliamentary Championship. For more information, please visit the tournaments page in the navigation bar above.

 
 
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Our Leadership

Meet our leadership board for 2017-2018. 

 
TARONISH IRANI President

TARONISH IRANI

President

CAMERON DAVIS VP, Finance

CAMERON DAVIS

VP, Finance

HANNAH HEALY VP, Campus Affairs

HANNAH HEALY

VP, Campus Affairs

MICHAEL PUSIC VP, Public Affairs

MICHAEL PUSIC

VP, Public Affairs

KATIE BOGOMOLOVA VP, Team Affairs

KATIE BOGOMOLOVA

VP, Team Affairs

ADRIAN IVASHKIV Varsity Practice Director

ADRIAN IVASHKIV

Varsity Practice Director

HILARY SONG Secretary

HILARY SONG

Secretary

Liza Bukingolts Deputy, Finance

Liza Bukingolts

Deputy, Finance

Chiara Caraccio Deputy, Campus Affairs

Chiara Caraccio

Deputy, Campus Affairs

anna Lu Deputy, Public Affairs

anna Lu

Deputy, Public Affairs

 
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