Just yesterday, Debate Central was fortunate enough to be invited to guest lecture at the weekly practice of the Southlake area middle school public forum league! We had a great time discussing the February Public Forum topic, giving short practice speeches, and doing some group work. By request, our lecture notes are posted after the jump.


Southlake Public Forum Lecture Notes

As always, contact us if you would like a Microsoft Word version of the file. Additionally, if you’d like a Debate Central speaker to facilitate or lecture at one of your practices (either by video conference or, if you’re close by, in person) send your requests to lauren (dot) sabino (at) ncpa (dot) org! Questions? Feedback? Let us know in the comments. Good luck this season!




  1. Sree K. says:

    In considering the security aspect, I’m sure it can really flow both ways depending on supplemental arguments- while the Pro may be able to argue “regional police,” as you say, the Con would just say that China’s policing of East Asia hasn’t been beneficial and China’s rise would simply exacerbate the problem. And then the situational question would be to decide China’s potential merits as a hegemonic power…intriguing.
    can you email a Word copy of the lecture notes to sree750@yahoo.com?

    • lsabino says:

      Hi Sree,

      You’re correct that much of this debate will center around winning a characterization of the nature of China. Smart aff and neg teams would do well to discuss this as part of their case.

      I’d be happy to mail you a Word Copy. Look for it soon. Thanks!

    • lsabino says:

      Hi Alex,

      You should have a copy in your inbox now. Let me know if you don’t receive it for some reason. Thanks!

  2. Alex says:

    Will you send me a Word copy of the notes too? Thanks. alex97thomas1@gmail.com

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