International Debate

One feature that distinguishes the Willamette University Debate Union from other excellent intercollegiate debate programs is our International Debate Program. Every year for the past decade, Willamette University debaters have competed in debates in countries other than the United States. A partial list of these countries includes: Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Macedonia, Serbia, Canada, and the People's Republic of China.

The Willamette University Debate Union operates in close cooperation with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA). This cooperation provides additional opportunities for Willamette students to participate in international events. Currently we are pursuing projects in Bosnia and Herzagovina and the People's Republic of China that will involve opportunities for Willamette students to travel to those countries to teach debate and advocacy.