About Us

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The NYUAD Debate Union organises a variety of debate-related events on campus, competes at national and international tournaments, and aims to spread Debate in the UAE and MENA. 

We compete in British Parliamentary format and send our teams to prestigious tournaments throughout the world. We are affiliated with the European and Asian circuits, and participate annually in the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC) and the World Championships (WUDC).

Team Photo at High School Tournament

On campus, we host weekly practices and work closely with the legal studies course ‘Speech, Debate, and Oral Argumentation’ to organise in-class debates.

Each spring, we host the NYUAD IV, an international universities tournament. In the fall, we host the UAE High School Debate Tournament, our initiative to bring Debate in Arabic and English to schools in the UAE.

No prior experience is necessary to join Debate! Just attend one of our weekly meetings, and join our Facebook group for more details.