December 06, 2010
The St. John’s University Debate Society had 2 of the top 4
teams in the final debate at the inaugural Brown and Gold Debates
hosted by Adelphi University the weekend of November 19th.
The team of Nelson Kezoh and Timothy Barr were joined by their
colleagues Nipun Mahajanan and George Fitzpatrick along with teams
from the University of Seattle and Portland State University to
debate the championship round on the motion “This House believes
that nations with indigenous populations should grant them total
The team of Kamya Chandra and Korey Pace advanced to the
semifinal debate where they debated the motion “This house believes
that the European Union should only bail out countries that provide
evidence of strict financial oversight of private financial
The tournament was attended by teams from the Rochester
Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan – Flint, and
The King’s College, Manhattan. Twenty four teams in all competed in
the six round debating competition.
Other St. John’s students debating in the competition included Mary
Cienski, Shivika Naveen, Tong Tong Zhu, Amy Campo, Ifeoma Ukwubiwe,
Alisha Siqueira, Catarina Goncalves, and Michael Molina.
To join the debate society at any time, or to observe practice
or ask any questions about how you can get involved, contact Dr.
Steve Llano at email@example.com.
Membership and participation are open to any and all registered
students of the University with no audition or dues required.