THR the dominant narrative that college is the only path to success
TH, as South Korea, will get rid of "junsi" system
THW get rid of specialized high schools
Round 2- Nation
THW suspend labor protection laws in times of economic unrest
THW not allow extremely poor nations to host international sporting events
THS historically oppressed nations embracing and promoting inaccurate but positive myths or beliefs about their culture
Round 3- Religion
THW Ban Religious leaders from running for elected office
THW prefer a world without religion
THW only give tax exempt status to religious institutions that place women in teaching and leadership positions.
Round 4- Media
THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes
THR the media's demonization of drug users in South Korea
THBT media organizations should not explicitly endorse political candidates in elections
THBT revolutionary leaders in newly formed democracies should not be allowed to run for office
THW require individuals to pass a general political knowledge test in order to vote.
THW make voting compulsory
Round 6- Econ
THR the progressive tax system (INFO SLIDE)
THW cap the maximum income of CEOs proportionate to the income of the least paid employee
THBT developing countries should not rely on multinational corporations as their primary means of development
Quarterfinals - CJS
Assuming it is possible to know when a prisoner is fully rehabilitated, THW release the prisoners as soon as they are completely rehabilitated regardless of their crimes
In areas where governments have failed to protect women from sexual crimes, THS all-women groups enacting vigilante justice
In post conflict societies THBT revolutionary leaders who bid for peace should be exonerated for crimes committed during the revolution
Semifinals - IR
THW not engage in peace talks with terrorist organizations
THBT developing countries do not have a moral obligation to accept refugees
motion: TH, as the doctor, would allow Margo to die
Info slide: Margo is a patient who has dementia. Before experiencing dementia, Margo signed an advanced directive stating that her doctors should allow her to die should she become ill. Margo, while experiencing dementia contracts pneumonia and wishes to be treated. There is a high possibility of her living if she were to be treated. If the doctors follow her advanced directive, they will make her comfortable and will allow her to die in a painless manner.
TH prefers a world where the concept of race does not exist
TH prefers a world without the human competitive spirit
THW ban plea bargains
THW not disclose criminal records to potential employers
THW allow family members to forcefully admit drug addicts into rehabilitation centers
THR the narrative that hard work pays off
THW abolish mandatory military service in South Korea
THR social movements emphasis on peaceful protests
THBT humanity would be better off continuing its existence through immortality rather than reproduction
Assuming a pill exists that would significantly lower iq but guarantees a state of constant contentment, TH would take the pill
While running away after kidnapping a child, the kidnapper gets into a car accident and both the child and the kidnapper is brought to the hospital. Upon your professional judgement as a doctor, the kidnapper has a higher chance of living. There is time and resource for only one surgery to be operated. TH, as the doctor will perform surgery on the kidnapper
Round 1 – Media
THBT media should show full horror of war.
THW ban media from reporting racial, ethnic, religious background of convicted criminals.
TH regrets the rise of citizen-participatory journalism.
Round 2 – Religion
THW ban religion-based rehabilitation in prison
THW ban proselytization in public places
TH regrets the concept of afterlife in religion
Round 3 – Education
TH regrets the glorification of territorial expansion in history education
TH regrets the emphasis on abstinence in sex education
THW lower the voting age
Round 4 – Minority
TH regrets the portrayal of homosexuals in Korean mainstream media.
THBT feminist movements should actively invite male support.
THS Kopino right activists revealing personal information (i.e. name, pictures) of their Korean biological fathers online in order to find them.
Round 5 – Art and Culture
THW ban bookstores from displaying best-selling books and publicizing the lists
THW ban naturalized sports players with no prior connections to the country from playing in national teams at international sporting games
THW forcibly return all artifacts to the country of origin
Round 6 – Politics
THBT all political parties should hold open primary.
THR Korea’s decision to participate in the Vietnam War
THBT regional representatives should abdicate if they change their political party affiliations
Pre-Semifinals – International Relations
THBT China should sanction North Korea
TH regrets Western states’ military intervention in battle against IS
TH as Greece would exit Eurozone
Semifinals – Development/Economy
THW allow child labor in developing nations, conditional on companies providing minimum educational opportunity to the children.
THBT environmental policies, such as carbon dioxide emission regulation, should be made by panels of experts and environmentalists rather than by MPs.
THW allow citizens to opt out for National Pension Service.
Grand Finals – Criminal Justice
THW elect judges
THW allow single parents to raise their children behind the bar
THW sentence minors above the age of 14 same as adults in Korea
Round 1: EDUCATION
THW eliminate standardized tests in favor of other kinds of assessments (i.e. essays, portfolios of student work, projects, etc.)
THW separate students based on academic ability and intelligence starting in the first three years of formal education.
THW aggressively integrate men and women in all levels of education. (primary, secondary and university-level)
Round 2: ENVIRONMENT
THBT states should significantly increase their use of nuclear energy
THW significantly increase efforts to find and colonize hospitable planets rather than attempt to prevent climate change
THW make the directors of Multinational Corporations personally liable for environmental abuses committed by their companies in the developing countries.
Round 3: FAMILY
THW legally require families to care for their elderly parents.
TH, as South Korea, would greatly incentivize domestic adoption.
THW prosecute parents who deny modern medical treatment to their children based on religious belief.
Round 4: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
THW allow those sentenced to life in prison without parole to choose the death penalty instead.
THW allow the public to pardon citizens who reveal crimes committed by the state via referendum.
THBT attempts to avoid military conscription should be punished with loss of citizenship.
Round 5: WOMEN / GENDER
TH, as feminists, would join the army.
TH regrets men taking an active role in feminism.
THW tax the income of women at a lower rate than that of men.
Round 6: POLITICS
THBT the Supreme Court should have the power to abolish political parties.
THW make voting mandatory.
THBT the resignations of politicians after national tragedies do more harm than good.
THS “slum tourism”.
THBT states should pay reparations to those who have faced systematic discrimination.
THBT the state should radically redistribute wealth through taxation.
Semifinals: BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
THBT internet service providers should be allowed to charge content providers for faster internet lanes.
THW ban advertisements of chaebol owned products, which use nationalistic sentiments as a strategy.
THBT chaebols have a moral obligation to severely limit their expansion into business sectors predominantly enjoyed by SMEs.
Grand Finals: KOREA
TH, as South Korea, would give up all ambitions to re-unify the Korean Peninsula
TH, as South Korea, would ban private organizations from dropping leaflets in North Korea
TH, as South Korea, would try cases of abuse in the military in civil courts, as opposed to military courts
Round 1 – Religion
This house welcomes the rise of Atheism
This house regrets “virgin” Mary
This house would ban preaching of religion in public space
Round 2 – Economics
This house, as South Korea, believes that development is more important than redistribution.
This house believes that the governments of developing countries should prefer the strategy of prioritizing certain regions to that of balanced development.
This house believes that authoritarian regimes are better than democratic governments when it comes to development.
Round 3 – Crime and Justice
This hosue, as a democratic government, believes that it is better to actively conduct surveillance over its citizens than to expose them to other dangers.
This house believes that court sentencing should take public sentiments into account.
This hosue would punish bystanders of school bullying.
Quarterfinals – International Relations
This house, as South Korea, would support unilateral military intervention conducted by the United States of America.
This house, as South Korea, prefer PRC over the USA as the partner in solving North Korean nuclear crisis.
This house, as South Korea, would give up all reunification ambitions.
Semifinals – Politics
This house celebrates the phenomenon of NIMBY.
This house regrets the rise of political expression by youth.
This house celebrates the rise of far-rightists’ web sites.
Finals – Morality
This house would ban abortion at all stages
CHAMPION – 국회 교육문화체육관광위원회 위원장상
SIS 1 – Shin Da Won, Nam Jeongyeon, Lee Yoonsuh
Invictus – Yoomin Lee, Yeejune Hwang, Yoona Kim
FINALISTS - 국회의원상
Myungduk 1 – Gaeun Park, Yunjeong Lim, Yena Kim
Lucid – Nam Yee Hyun, Jung Hyun Woo, Jun Lee
SEMIFINALISTS – 디베이트코리아 사무총장상
Sema 1 - Min Song, Sunghyun Park, Doyeon Kim
KMLA 1 - Seungyun Lee, Oh Yoonjin, Jaeho Kim
Iridescent - Cho Minsuh, Shin Ye-Jin, Choi Joonho
Daliday - Jeong Ryeowon, Daeun Yoo, Seyeon Yoon
QUARTERFINALISTS– 디베이트코리아 사무총장상
Gwacheon 2 – Ryu Ho Jun, Hayun Cho Lee, Yesong Jung
Dalton 1 – Seong Min Lee, Woobin Yang, Qree Noh
Covalent Bond – Jeongwook Choi, Yeonjae Lee, Hyungeun Lee
Q.E.D – Jaejun Lee, Yeoljun Seong, Daeun Seo
Antal – Soobin Ahn, Suhyun Nam, Woonji Jung
Audacia – Yeonsu Park, Dongyeop Kim, Su Lee
BEST SPEAKERS - 국회의원상
1. Myungduk - Gaeun Park
2. SIS - Lee Yoonsuh
3.Myungduk - Lim Yoon Jeong
4. Dalton - Seong Min Lee
5. KMLA – Seungyun Lee
6. KMLA - Oh Yoonjin
7. KMLA - Jaeho Kim
8. SIS - Da Won Shin
9. SIS - Jeongyeon Nam
10. Myungduk - Yena Kim
1. Yeejune Hwang - SIS
2. Shin Yea-Jin - Sangmyung
3. Cho Minsuh - Eojeong
4. Aileen Yoona Kim - SIS
5. Yoomin Lee - Chadwick
6. Woonji Jung - Naejung
7. Jung Hyun Woo - Seokwoo
8. Choi Joonho - Shindong
9. Suhyun Nam - Shinchon
10. Jun Lee - Dover
Hanyoung 1 – Ji Inn Kim, Jun Beom Lee, Ji On Jeong
KMLA 2 – Jihyun Lee, Yejoo Han, Jaewan Park
Gwacheon 1 – Kim Hwi Ho, Kong Yoon Sung, Park Joon Tae
KMLA 1 – Heejin Kim, Hee Choi, Hankyoung Ryou
Branksome 1 – MinJoo Lee, Sieun Lee, Sueshin Moon
Myungduk 1 – Ho Sun Yoo, Hyun Soo Cho, Seung Ji Park
1. Jun Beom Lee, Hanyoung 1
2. Heejin Kim, KMLA 1
3. Ji On Jeong, KMLA 2
4. Joon Tae Park, Gwacheon 1
5. Hankyoung Ryou, KMLA 1
6. Jihyun Lee, Hanyoung 1
7. Yejoo Han, KMLA 2
8. Jaewan Park, KMLA 2
9. Hee Choi, KMLA 1
10. Hyunsung Park, Daeil 1
BEST EFL SPEAKERS
1. Sungeun Cho, Daeil 1
2. Whi Ho Kim, Gwacheon 1
3. Jeonghyun Kim, Daeil 1
4. Yeajin Song, Gwacheon 2
5. Seung Yeon Choi, Sangmoon 1
BEST and OUTSTANDING WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Sunghyun Park, Bora Middle School [Best]
Gyuwon Ha, Arum Middle School
Wonjun Roh, Seoil Middle School
Yeowon Jie, Cheongshim International Academy
Sungwon Hwang, Seoil Middle School
Yuchan Kim, Cheongshim International Academy
1. Joonpyo Sohn – Brown University
2. Joonwoo Kim – Sogang University
3. Inbum Lee – Cornell University
4. Hyerin Kim – Ewha Womans University
5. Sally Kim – Solbridge International School of Business
KMLA 2 – Hanbyol Jang, Soyun Jin, Whiyeon Sung
KMLA 1 – Se Bin Ahn, Jaewon Hwang, Jinwon Park
Hana 1 – Suhyun Lee, Sueyeon Oh, Haneul Kim
Daeil 1 – Jaehyun Oh, Jungmin Lee, Nayeong Suh
Goyang 1 – Soo Eun Lee, Jane Tak, Namgyu Yim
Goyang 2 – Jaeho Kim, Jinhyuk Kim, Inseong Kim
Gwacheon 3 – Jeong SeongAn, Lee JiMin, Jung HyeJoon
Anyang 2 – Kil Ji Ho, Lee Byung Hoon, Ha Min Young
BEST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Clara Um, Bulam Middle School
Jungwon Kwon, Duil Middle School
Ha Eun Choi, Seoklim Middle School
Christine Song, Sinbanpo Middle School
Helena Yang, Taejang Middle School
1. Youngjae Park – Korea University
1. Jungmin Yoo – Sogang University
3. Taeyoung Chung – Sogang University
4. Daniel Lee – Kyunghee University
5. Wookjin Kim – Seoul National University
Hanyoung Foreign Language High School
Anyang Foreign Language High School
Korea Minjok Leadership Academy
Gyeonggi Academy of Foreign Languages
Ewha Girl's High School
Chungnam Foreign Language High School