Debating in the Washington Society

The Washington Society debates both seriously and humorously, and we are sure to debate each and every meeting. Serious debates generally have two teams of two, three six minute speeches per side, and four cross examination periods.

Debate topics range from ‘whether we should ride cowboys in order to save horses’ to ‘whether or not the US should intercede on behalf of the Rhoyinga people in Myanmar.’

Our debates are governed by parliamentary procedure and they include floor speeches. In floor speeches, members of the audience will constructively comment on both the quality of the debate and shed additional insight onto the topic at hand.