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We aim to increase accessibility to debate by providing debate platforms

Debate Korea has been hosting debate tournaments in diverse formats to provide opportunities for debate and communication. These include events such as Cornell-Yonsei Debate Invitational, World Universities Debating Championship, and Yale Model United Nations Korea.


Korea WUDC 2021

The World Universities Debating championship (WUDC), the most prestigious debating event in the world, is an annual student-led debating competition that has been held since 1981 in the United Kingdom. Debate Korea was the first to host it in Northeast Asia.

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2022 YMUNK

Marking its 10th year anniversary in 2022, YMUNK has been offering opportunities for global youth to engage in in-depth discussions on various social issues.

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Pre-Korea WUDC 2021

Following WUDC’s postponement due to COVID-19, Debate Korea hosted Pre-Korea WUDC 2021, a preliminary debate tournament to help prepare for WUDC. Over 300 debaters from 42 countries gathered online to promote debate culture through the exchange of knowledge.


Debate Korea Open

Debate Korea Open(Former Seoul Open) is Korea’s largest debate competition and is run in the British Parliamentary format. The tournament was held at Sono Calm Goyang, a 10 minute walk from the KINTEX Convention Center, which is the largest convention center in Korea.



Cornell-Yonsei Debate Invitational

Cornell-Yonsei Debate Invitational is a competition organized by Debate Korea in collaboration with Cornell University’s Cornell Speech and Debate Society and Yonsei University Korean Language Institute. The competition aims to provide youth around the world intellectually enriching debate opportunities.


KIDA National Championship

The KIDA National Championship (KNC) is parliamentary English debating tournament held once per semester. Originally a student-led event, different universities affiliated with the Korea Intervarsity Debate Association (KIDA) take turns hosting the tournament. Since 2016, Debate Korea has been supporting the operation of KNC, beginning with its collaboration with Yonsei Underwood Union (YUU) as a co-host of KNC.

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