Debate ClubDebate Club – anyone welcome – Partake or just listen!
Open to all classes. Come and enjoy debating or watching – even if you have never joined in before but are interested in the subjects. This is a formal debate NOT a shouting match – please do some research so that you have a strong case – Please email if you are going to attend so that we can keep an eye on numbers - email@example.com
Next Debate – Wednesday 4th May 2011 - 16:15 in Class 11
The topic will be 'Glocalisation or Globalisation?' Looking at the ideas of sustainabilty and transition towns versus the current global system that is creating an increasingly unequal world. If you would like to join in please research the topic and come along. Amber Stevenson.
'Should the west have intervened in Libya?' gathered a lot of interest, the Debate Club is filling up! Many interesting questions came to light; such as who are the rebels? Is it wise to support them with such little knowledge of who they actually are? We also questioned complications arising from going in (with examples such as the aftermath in Iraq) and whether the humanitarian aspect of saving civilians lives outweighed this - using other topical examples of where the west has not intervened such as in the Balkans and the impact there. After the debate a general discussion started by people that had only come to watch - they just couldn't help themselves and realised how much they too enjoyed debating as well as listening and watching.
'Is Genetically Modified Food the solution to the world food crisis?' People came having researched but not knowing which side they were to argue, which meant people on either argument had a broad perspective and understanding of the question. An interesting point which came to light was whether or not there is a food shortage at all - are we overlooking underlying problems with food distribution and post harvest crop loss? Another against argument was the risk of monopolies being created amongst GM companies which would affect small scale farmers. For arguments cited the ever increasing world population as proof for a growing demand for food, and the fact that so far there have been little known health problems caused by GM foods.
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