Advisory Board

In no particular order, we present to you our stellar advisory board who will provide us insight into organising a meticulous WUDC. Once again, we would like to publicly express our gratitude for all their effort and input.

Andy Hume

Andy Hume

WUDC Open Champion, WUDC 1997
Deputy Chief Adjudicator, WUDC 2000
Chief Adjudicator, WUDC 2001
Open Grand Final Adjudicator 1998, 2001, 2003
EFL Grand Final Adjudicator 2016
Tournament Advisory Board, WUDC 2016


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Loke Wing Fatt

Mr Loke Wing Fatt is known as the Father of China Debating. He has been providing debate education programmes in China since 2003. Besides helping to create and enlarge the Chinese university and high school debate circuits over the last 15 years, he has also helped Macau, HK and Taiwan in establishing and sustaining English debating over the years. In 2009, he established WSDC debating in China in 2009 and has led Team China WSDC to 9 consecutive World Schools Debating Championships.


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Eric Barnes

Eric Barnes is the Director of Debate at HWS, where he is also a philosophy professor. He created the HWS Round Robin and initiated the HWS IV, as well as hosting the North American Championships three times. Eric has published several articles and a book on competitive debating. He has taught debate around the world and has judged outrounds at numerous international tournaments, including the WUDC.


 
David Alatorre López


David Alatorre López


David was the Co-Convenor and Tournament Director of WUDC México 2018, the first one in Latin America. He also helped organize CMUDE (WUDC in Spanish) México 2014, and as a CA of several tournaments -in 6 countries-, he has had experience advising several tournaments throughout the American continent.

 
Harish Natarajan

Harish Natarajan

Harish Natarajan was the Chief Adjudicator of the 2014 World Championships, the 2016 European Championships, the Cambridge IV three times, and the Oxford IV. He has been on the Adjudication teams of over 50 other competitions, including SIDO 2017, HKDO 2016-2018 and China BP 2018. As a debater, Harish is a WUDC Grand Finalist, and a EUDC, Cambridge IV, and Oxford IV champion.