GMU Patriot Debate Institute

GMU Patriot Debate Institute One of the most individual attention programs for high school debaters of any level. Low student-to-faculty ratios and low make GMU the best option.

The Patriot Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailor our instruction to the needs to individual participants once assessments are done; tailored instruction is indeed a unique institute approach. The camp has a focus on debate as an educational & communicative activity which offers a one of a kind learning experience.

Operating as usual

10/06/2014

GMU lab leaders are tearing it up again this weekend. Young Kwon & Kyle Lastovica are debating at the University of Kentucky, they just won their doubles round and are in octos now. At the James Madison tournament, lab leaders, Isaac Brown & Austin Oliver were in quarters, Colin Dailey & Luke Melton and Erica Jalbuena (with partner Michelle Thomas) were in octos in open. In JV, Nouran Ghanem (with partner Rich Kaye) were in semis. Be sure to wish your lab leaders congratulations!

09/25/2014

Congrats to lab leaders Kyle Lastovica & Young Kwon on making it to the elimination rounds of the Georgia State University national tournament!

09/15/2014

Your Patriot Debate Institute lab leaders have started their debate season on a high note...the team of Isaac Brown & Austin Oliver have just cleared to the double-octofinal round of the UMKC tournament! Their elimination round is tomorrow morning.

09/13/2014

Both GMU teams are 2-1 at UMKC!

09/13/2014

GMU has had a strong start to the 2014-2015 season, both teams pick up round 1! The teams of Isaac Brown/Austin Oliver & Michelle Thomas/Erica Jalbuena began their season at UMKC this morning.

09/13/2014

The GMU Debate Team is kicking off the season this weekend at the UMKC tournament. Stay tuned for updates and good luck to the varsity teams competing.

09/10/2014
Tabroom.com

The GMU Debate Team is pleased to announce that we are hosting the First Celebration of Women in Debate Tournament in November!

https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=2974

On behalf of George Mason University, you are invited to participate in the First Annual Celebration of Women in Debate Tournament. This year’s competition will be hosted by George Mason University from Saturday, November 8th to Monday, November 10th, 2014.

08/19/2014

It's work week for the GMU Debate Team. Coaches & returning debate members are gathered for a week long retreat and preparation for a new season.

07/20/2014

The 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute has officially ended :(. It was a great 3 weeks! Stay tuned for pictures and lecture videos.

07/19/2014

Today is the final full day of the 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute. Campers will get to engage in a practice tournament with 3 judges in each round, all day which will afford them lots of feedback on their final performance.

GMU Patriot Debate Institute's cover photo
07/18/2014

GMU Patriot Debate Institute's cover photo

Timeline Photos
07/18/2014

Timeline Photos

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07/18/2014

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A trip into D.C. to visit the National Museum of Natural History!
07/17/2014

A trip into D.C. to visit the National Museum of Natural History!

07/15/2014

Week 3 is underway at the GMU Patriot Debate Institute! This afternoon we watched the Great Debaters and used the movie as an opportunity to discuss changes in debate over time, social contexts surrounding debate topics, important trends for learning within debate and the real world impact debate has on participants. It was a fun & invigorating afternoon!

Today Isaiah Bolden, a Hollidings Fellow, with the NOAA came to speak with us about climate science.
07/11/2014

Today Isaiah Bolden, a Hollidings Fellow, with the NOAA came to speak with us about climate science.

Mr. Fred Gorell, a public affairs officer at NOAA Office of Ocean exploration and Research, visited the institute to dis...
07/10/2014

Mr. Fred Gorell, a public affairs officer at NOAA Office of Ocean exploration and Research, visited the institute to discuss about the ocean environment, resources, and technologies!

A classroom full of campers learning about important philosophical issues!
07/10/2014

A classroom full of campers learning about important philosophical issues!

After a morning of discussing trends in philosophy & rhetorical criticism, campers are spending the next 2 hours with in...
07/07/2014
Philosophy | Faculty and Staff: Wayne J Froman

After a morning of discussing trends in philosophy & rhetorical criticism, campers are spending the next 2 hours with infamous Dr. Wayne Froman to discuss his work concerning Martin Heidegger.

http://philosophy.gmu.edu/people/wfroman

Wayne Froman received his B.A. with High Honors in Philosophy from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Fordham University. His primary field of study is twentieth century European Continental philosophy, especially phenomenology and related fields. He has a special interest in Philosophy of Art. I…

The first annual Music Trivia night was a success, thanks to Kristie Cramer who is the best DJ ever. Here are some of th...
07/06/2014

The first annual Music Trivia night was a success, thanks to Kristie Cramer who is the best DJ ever. Here are some of the pictures of students dancin' and jammin'
:)

Happy July 4th! Today, campers had a day off to celebrate the Independence Day! Here are some of the pictures from the D...
07/04/2014

Happy July 4th! Today, campers had a day off to celebrate the Independence Day! Here are some of the pictures from the Donut Breakfast!

Happening right now at the GMU Patriot Debate Institute, an interesting discussion with Johanna K. Bockman, Associate Pr...
07/03/2014

Happening right now at the GMU Patriot Debate Institute, an interesting discussion with Johanna K. Bockman, Associate Professor of Economic Sociology at GMU and a popular debate author. She is teaching about neoliberal economic system and its pros and cons.

Happening this afternoon at the GMU Patriot Debate Institute, an energetic discussion with environmental philosopher, Dr...
07/02/2014

Happening this afternoon at the GMU Patriot Debate Institute, an energetic discussion with environmental philosopher, Dr. Mark Sagoff. He is speaking with us about biodiversity and the methods applied to cost-benefit analysis when making policy decisions about environmental philosophy.

The Patriot Debate Institute is happy to be speaking with Dr. Peggy Maddox. Dr. Maddox is speaking to our group about th...
07/01/2014

The Patriot Debate Institute is happy to be speaking with Dr. Peggy Maddox. Dr. Maddox is speaking to our group about the Affordable Care Act, she is the department chair of the Department of Health Administration & Policy at GMU and is recognized by Modern Healthcare among the Top Health Administration Faculty in the US and is a member of the Governor's Virginia Health Reform Implementation commission.

07/01/2014

This morning, we have our first set of electives. Students are are able to choose which lecture interests them and attend the one of their choice. This morning's lecture choices are: Terrorism with Austin Oliver/Kristie Cramer, Hegemony with Kyle Lastovica/Young Kwon, and Weapons with Jackie Poapst/Hannah Call.

06/29/2014

The GMU Patriot Debate Institute begins tomorrow!?! Your staff is on campus and working hard to plan another positive camp experience, let the fun begin!

The 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute begins in just 1 week!  Campers can look forward to hearing Fred Gorell speak to u...
06/23/2014
NOAA Ocean Explorer: NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer

The 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute begins in just 1 week! Campers can look forward to hearing Fred Gorell speak to us about cutting edge ocean research and exploration. Mr. Gorell is the public affairs officer for the NOAA, We have an exciting summer in store for our campers!

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/info.html

For media, public and government inquiries, contact the NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Public Affairs Officer.

06/19/2014

Only 10 days until the 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute begins!!!! We have great things planned, it's going to be a great summer!

06/06/2014
Bio Popup - Meridian

Only 24 days until the 2014 GMU Patriot Debate Institute begins! We're busy lining up our guest speakers and are pleased to announce that Laura Cantral, of the Joint Ocean Commission, will be coming to speak with our group.

http://www.merid.org/en/Content/Staff/LCantral.aspx?view=bio

Laura Cantral is a Partner at Meridian Institute, where she works out of the Washington DC office. Ms. Cantral has more than 15 years’ experience facilitating multistakeholder dialogues and strategy development processes. At Meridian, she conducts convening assessments, designs collaborative process…

Space is quickly filling up for the 2014 Patriot Debate Institute, you don't want to miss the opportunity to work with m...
05/02/2014
NDT Sweepstakes Page

Space is quickly filling up for the 2014 Patriot Debate Institute, you don't want to miss the opportunity to work with members of the #1 debate team in the country this year according to the NDT! Sign up today!

http://www.ndtrankings.org/

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04/25/2014

We are off to The Virginia High School League (VHSL) debate tournament!! Good luck to all students debating this weekend from Virginia and good luck to all campers who are finishing up their season this weekend. Keep us updated on all your success!!

Don't forget to register for the 2014 Patriot Debate Institute!!

Check out our website for prices, information, and news about the Patriot Debate Institute! http://masondebate.pbworks.c...
04/08/2014
George Mason University Debate Team / Patriot Debate Institute Wiki

Check out our website for prices, information, and news about the Patriot Debate Institute!

http://masondebate.pbworks.com/w/page/53985733/Patriot%20Debate%20Institute%20Wiki

The Patriot Debate Institute strives to offer the most individual attention of any debate camp. Low student-to-faculty ratios and an extremely active faculty allow us to meet the individual needs of every debater. We are proud of our ability to tailor our instruction to the needs to individual par...

GMU Patriot Debate Institute's cover photo
04/08/2014

GMU Patriot Debate Institute's cover photo

The 2013 Patriot Debate Institute student and staff
04/08/2014

The 2013 Patriot Debate Institute student and staff

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