Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Topic-Related Websites

We've been collecting websites that are related to the Civil Liberties topic and posting them on the links list in the sidebar on this blog.

If you know any additional websites that would be appropriate for this list please respond with a "comment" to this post and we'll add them. We are particularly looking websites that (1) seem to be authoritative, (2) offer a broad number of reports/articles (not single articles).

We've also included a link to the National High School Association website where you can find the Topic Paper that lead to the selection of this topic. I recommend that you read through the report. We'll give you a copy of it to keep when you arrive to Oxford.

Steve Mancuso

Sunday, June 12, 2005

welcome to the blog


Two weeks from today, Sunday June 26. That's when the Miami Debate Instiute begins. As most of you know, it will be held at Miami University in the very cool college town of Oxford, Ohio.

Here you are, at our official blog.

For now, we will use this space for posting important pre-institute information for attendees. We also expect that we'll be answering your questions regarding the camp.

But more interestingly, as the workshop starts you'll also find...

-- lecture and seminar descriptions, with evaluations from participants

-- Q&A with faculty members and guest lecturers

-- discussions of important workshop argument developments

-- highlights and commentary on practice debates taking place at the workshop

-- accounts of the day's social events (such as the frisbee golf results)

-- the institute and individual lab schedules

and oh, so much more.

Over the next few days we will be posting vital (and not so vital) workshop information for those who are attending. Please check back frequently for updates.

We encourage you to add your musings, questions, suggestions, hopes and expectations for the camp through the comment response. Participate.

Is this the first debate workshop blog? We think it just might be. Get used to it. We're going to give you the most innovative, cutting-edge debate workshop experience ever. Oh yeah, and we'll have some fun while we're at it.

See you in two weeks. Warm regards,

Steve Mancuso