Debating Matters Berlin Championship 2024

Sixth-form students from twelve schools will battle it out for the title of Debating Matters Berlin Champions 2024 at a day of debate hosted at the University of Europe for Applied Science, Berlin on Friday 28 June.

09:00 REGISTRATION

09:30 WELCOME

09:50 – 11:00 DEBATE 1
Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence

Group 1 (Audimax)

Group 2 (1.49)

Group 3 (Rm 4.65)

Group 4 (Rm 4.48)

11:05 – 12:15 DEBATE 2
Assisted dying should be legalised

Group 1 (Audimax)

Group 2 (1.49)

Group 3 (Rm 4.65)

Group 4 (Rm 4.48)

12:20 – 13:25 DEBATE 3
Corporate sponsorship is good for the arts

Group 1 (Audimax)

Group 2 (1.49)

Group 3 (Rm 4.65)

Group 4 (Rm 4.48)

13:30 – 14:20 LUNCH

14:30 – 14:45 RESULTS

14:45 – 16:15 SEMI-FINALS
Tourism benefits the world

SEMI-FINAL A (Audi)

SEMI-FINAL B (4.65)

FOR
Winners Group 1

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

CHAIR
Sabine Beppler-Spahl

JUDGES
Lucy Chambers
Anne Hodgson
tbc

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

FOR
Winners Group 3

AGAINST
Winners Group 4

CHAIR
Jacob Reynolds

JUDGES
Aaron Allen
Dyane Neiman
Prof Dr Oleg Dik

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

16:20 – 16:35 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK

16:40 – 18:00 FINAL DEBATE (Audimax)
Germany should pay reparations for its colonial past

FOR

Winners semi-final A

AGAINST

Winners semi-final B

CHAIR

Dr Mo Lovatt

JUDGES
Prof Dr Stefan Chatrath
Julia Dannemann-Freitag

INDIVIDUAL JUDGES
All individual judges

18:00 RESULTS, PRIZES & THANKS

WINNERS:

We are grateful to our partners & prize sponsors: