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Worlds debate tournament competitors on the ILR campus, congregating in the great hall of Ives room number 305

News and History

Amazing Spanish Success at the Pan American Championships

The Spanish Debate travelled to Peru to compete at the Pan-American Spanish Championship Tournament, and they won the entire thing!
Spanish debate team in Peru
Amazing Spanish Success at the Pan American Championships

Huge Policy Successes Over Winter Break!

Policy Debate Squad foregoes a realaxing holiday to compete in four national tournaments in three weeks.
Policy Debate Squad
Huge Policy Successes Over Winter Break!

7 Valuable skills I learned from debate

First-year high school student Janelle Vuong shares her experience from attending the International Summer Debate Camp.
Janelle Vuong
7 Valuable skills I learned from debate

Competition History

The Cornell Speech and Debate Program entered competitors or hosted competition for a record number of tournaments during Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, taking advantage of increased opportunities for students to compete online. 


  1. Northwestern University Debate Tournament (policy debate)
  2. Lusuphone Integration Tournament (Spanish debate)
  3. Binghamton University Debate Tournament (policy debate)
  4. Western Kentucky University Speech Tournament (speech)
  5. Hobart William Smith USUDC Tournament (worlds)
  6. University of Kentucky Debate Tournament (policy debate)
  7. University of Alabama, Crimson Classic Tournament (speech)
  8. University of Mary Washington Debate Tournament (policy debate)
  9. Western University (Ontario) NAUDC Tournament (worlds debate)
  10. Northern Virginia Speech Tournament
  11. Hart House (Canada) Debate Tournament (worlds debate)
  12. Bowling Green State University Speech Tournament (speech)
  13. Wayne State University Debate Tournament (policy)
  14. Northern Virginia Community College “SNAFU #2” (speech)
  15. Gonzaga University Debate Tournament (policy)
  16. Bradley University “Norton” tournament (speech)
  17. University of Vermont “Huber” debates (worlds debate)
  18. Cornell University “Big Red Tournament of Love”
  19. Wake Forest University Debate Tournament (policy)
  20. Oxford University Debate Tournament (worlds)
  21. Cambridge University Debate Tournament (worlds)
  22. Cambridge University Womyn’s Tournament (worlds)
  23. Seattle University Intra-Varsity tournament (worlds)
  24. Off-Broadway Swing Tournament @ Nassau College & Hofstra University (speech)
  25. Doxbridge Worlds Debate Tournament (Durham, Oxford, Cambridge) (worlds)
  26. Georgetown University/Cal-State Fullerton co-sponsored tournament (policy)