Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue

Competitive debate, community outreach, and campus engagement activities all support the holistic de

The Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue strives to embody every aspect of Emory's vision statement. Programmatic decisions are driven by a desire to assist in making Emory a "destination university internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous

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04/10/2024

2024 National Debate Tournament (NDT) Results

The Barkley Forum had 6 varsity debaters competing at the NDT hosted on campus at Emory this weekend.

Grace & Shreyas captured the Rex Copeland Memorial Award - an award presented annually to the collegiate debate team ranked Number One in the First Round At-Large team selections.

4 BF debaters earned individual speaker awards. Bella was 22nd, Henry 14th, Shreyas 2nd, and Grace was the TOP speaker!

2024 is the third consecutive year a debater from Emory won the top speaker award at the NDT.

All 6 debaters advanced to elimination rounds. Henry & Bella were quarterfinalists (Elite 8!) Danny, Margaret, Grace, and Shreyas were semifinalists (Final Four!)

04/05/2024

Tonight at the pre-tournament awards ceremony for the National Debate Tournament, BF students Grace & Shreyas were awarded the Rex Copeland Memorial Award - an award presented annually to the collegiate debate team ranked โ€œNumber Oneโ€ in the First Round, At-Large team selections.

03/26/2024

2024 CEDA Results ๐Ÿ†

Congrats to BF varsity debaters Don & Kris for finishing as Semi-finalists (Final 4!) at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Nationals! Great work Emory PW!

Both also won top 20 speaker awards. Don was 15th speaker & Kris was 10th speaker!

Don was also recognized as a 2024 CEDA National Debate Scholar!

Pictured here: BF varsity team member and graduating senior Kris Wallen.

03/22/2024

The BF has 2 varsity debaters competing at this weekend's Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Nationals hosted by California State University at Fullerton.
Wish Don & Kris (Emory PW) luck!

03/22/2024

Congrats to BF varsity debaters Bella, Don, Dylan, Grace, Henry, Margaret, Miranda, and Shreyas who were named 2024 CEDA National Debate Scholars - an annual award for juniors & seniors who maintain strong academic records in addition to their competitive debate accomplishments.

03/22/2024

Congrats to BF varsity debaters Henry & Shreyas (both graduating seniors) who were named 2024 Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) All-Americans tonight - an annual award that recognizes CEDA debaters who represent the best of intercollegiate debate - competitive success, academic success, good conduct, & contributions to their squad.

03/18/2024

Come see the displays and have your voices heard regarding the Twin Memorials, which will be constructed on campus.

03/12/2024

2024 American Debate Association (ADA) Nationals Results

The BF brought 9 varsity debaters to ADA Nationals.

3 BF debaters won top 25 speaker awards -Coralynn - 23rd, Jared - 21st, Kris - 16th

Don & Kris won 2nd place in the Varsity division Front Royal Cup - This award recognizes 2-person teams in each division (Novice, JV, Varsity) with the strongest tournament results during the invitational season.

Kris was also a finalist for the 2024 Julia Burke award.

Elimination round appearances:
*Double octa-finalists (top 32) - Don & Kris (Emory PW), Lucas & Coralynn (Emory LY)
*Octa-finalists (top 16) - Serena & Jared (Emory RS)

Pictured here: Students Don, Coralynn, Adhitya, Kris, and coach Gabriel.

03/09/2024

The BF has 9 varsity debaters competing at the 2024 American Debate Association (ADA) Nationals hosted by our friends at Indiana Debate - wish Coralynn, Serena, Jared, Lucas, Don, Kris, Adhitya, Aadi, and Conor luck! (Pictured here: Conor & Aadi)

02/13/2024

BF Alum Julie Hoehn (08C) visited campus today for 2024 NDT Alumni reception preparations. Pictured here: Julie with the NDT championship trophy she & Aimi Hamraie (07C) won in 2007.

02/12/2024

Congratulations to 4 BF varsity debaters on their qualification to the 2024 National Debate Tournament!

02/06/2024

Emory KR captured 1ST PLACE at the 2024 Texas Open college tournament this weekend hosted by UT-Austin.

Overall, 22 BF varsity debaters competed at the Texas Open.

14 varsity BF debaters advanced to elimination rounds.

Emory KL (Aaron & Lucas) were triple octa-finalists. Emory CD (Clara & Sonya), RS (Jared & Serena), PW (Don & Kris), and MP (Henry & Bella) were double octa-finalists (Top 32 overall!).
Emory GH (Danny & Margaret) were octa-finalists (Top 16 overall!).

6 BF debaters earned Top 30 speaker awards. Henry was 26th, Bella 22nd, Danny 16th, Margaret 15th, Shreyas 3rd, & Grace 2nd.

2024 Thomas Glenn Pelham Silver Key Debate 01/30/2024

We had a wonderful time hosting the 69th annual BFHS tournament at Emory this past weekend. Click the video link to watch the final round in Pelham debate between Taipei American and Liberal Arts and Sciences!

2024 Thomas Glenn Pelham Silver Key Debate Taipei American LY vs LASA BD in the final round of the 69th annual Barkley Forum for High Schools at Emory University

01/27/2024

Congratulations to the new inductees of the Gold Key Society of the Barkley Forum!

01/27/2024

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01/27/2024

Congratulations!

01/27/2024

Congratulations are also in order for Jon Ossoff, this year's Georgia Speaker of the Year!

01/27/2024

Congratulations, Michi!

01/24/2024

This weekend 6 BF varsity debaters travelled to round robin tournaments. Grace & Shreyas represented Emory at the Herbert L James Debates at Dartmouth (โ€œDartmouth Round Robinโ€), in Hanover, NH. Grace & Shreyas both captured speaker awards โ€“ Shreyas was 4th and Grace was 3rd! Don, Kris, Henry, and Bella represented Emory at the Rutgers University Newark Brick City Round Robin (โ€œRutgers Round Robinโ€), in Newark, NJ. All 4 earned speaker awards. Bella 17th, Henry 11th, Don 6th, and Kris 5th. Kris and Don were semifinalists (top 4 overall!).

01/17/2024

The BF brought 10 debaters to the 2024 Crowe Warken Debates at the US Naval Academy.

8 varsity debaters achieved elimination rounds - Miranda & Sohan were Octa-finalists, Dylan & Michi were Quarterfinalists, Jared & Serena were Semi-finalists. Don & Kris captured 1st place!!!

In addition, all 10 debaters earned top 25 speaker awards.

In Junior varsity:
Dantrell - 18th ๐Ÿ†
Madeleine - 13th ๐Ÿ†

In Varsity:
Dylan - 23rd ๐Ÿ†
Michi - 18th ๐Ÿ†
Sohan - 14th ๐Ÿ†
Jared - 13th ๐Ÿ†
Miranda - 11th ๐Ÿ†
Serena - 8th ๐Ÿ†
Don - 2nd ๐Ÿ†
Kris - 1st ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿšจ Top Speaker ๐Ÿšจ

01/09/2024

The BF brought 10 varsity debaters to the 2024 Kathryn Klassic at the Beach hosted by CSU Long Beach this week. 3 debaters took home top 10 speaker awards.

Shreyas - 11th ๐Ÿ†
Henry - 10th ๐Ÿ†
Grace - 3rd ๐Ÿ†

4 BF teams advanced to elimination rounds. Emory HG (Margaret & Danny), Emory PW (Don & Kris), and Emory MP (Henry & Bella) were Octa-finalists. Emory KR (Grace & Shreyas) captured 1st place!

01/05/2024

RESULTS

The BF competitive brought 6 varsity debaters to compete at the 2024 Sunflower Swing tournament (part 1) hosted by the University of Kansas this week. All captured top 25 individual speaker awards: Adhitya - 23rd, Dylan - 21st, Michi - 20th, Jared - 15th, Clara - 13th, Coralynn - 3rd !

Two pairs achieved the elimination rounds - Coralynn & Michi were octafinalists! Clara & Jared were quarterfinalists! Dylan & Adhitya had a record to advance to elimination rounds but just barely missed on speaker points.

Wish us luck in the second half of the Kansas Swing (hosted by Kansas State University) later this week!

12/14/2023

BF Sugarfest 2023 ๐Ÿช

Photos from Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue's post 12/14/2023

BF staff participating in an staff gingerbread home contest today!

11/14/2023

The BF competitive team brought 29 varsity debaters to the 2023 Franklin R. Shirley debate tournament hosted by Wake Forest University this weekend.

Many BF debaters reached elimination rounds. Margaret, Danny, Don & Kris were double octa-finalists (top 32 overall), Henry & Bella were quarterfinalists (top 8 overall), and Grace & Shreyas captured 1st place!

Many BF debaters also earned top 25 individual speaker awards. Kris was 24th, Bella 21st, Shreyas 18th, Henry 12th, & Grace 2nd!

This was BF debaters Doussou, Junkai, & Dylanโ€™s first tournament competing in the varsity division.

Photos from Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue's post 10/31/2023

The BF brought 10 debaters to the 2023 Harvard Debate Tournament (and costume contest) this weekend.

In varsity, Henry & Bella were octa-finalists (sweet 16 overall!) and Grace & Shreyas were finalists (earned 2nd place overall!)

Many BF varsity debaters earned individual speaker awards. Danny was 29th, Bella 26th, Henry 16th, Shreyas 8th, and Grace 2nd!

10/23/2023

The BF brought 4 debaters to compete at the 2023 George Ziegelmueller ("The Ziggy") Invitational hosted by Wayne State University this weekend.
Adhitya won an individual speaker award - he was 14th speaker in varsity.
Adhitya & Aadi (Emory RW) advanced to elimination rounds and were in top 16 overall (octafinalists) in varsity at the tournament!
This weekend was also student Chan's first college debate tournament. Eloise & Chan had a record to advance to elimination rounds as well, but just barely missed on speaker points.

10/16/2023

The BF brought 6 debaters to compete at the Mukai Debate Tournament hosted by Weber State University this weekend.

In novice, Emma & Dantrell advanced to elimination rounds as the top seed! They earned 1st place! In addition, both captured individual speaker awards. Dantrell was 2nd speaker and Emma was TOP speaker!

In varsity, Don & Kris and Aadi & Conor competed. Don & Kris advanced to elimination rounds as the 2nd seed. They earned 1st place! Aadi, Don, and Kris also earned individual speaker awards. Aadi won 9th speaker, Don 6th speaker, and Kris 3rd speaker.

Photos from Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue's post 10/10/2023

We are excited that Assistant Director of Campus Lydia Smith, Dialogue Specialist R.W. Poole II, and Emory Conversation Project Facilitator Kozbi Bayne will be presenting about the formation of our unique program at the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation 2023 Conference!

10/03/2023

The BF brought 26 debaters to the 2023 J.W. Patterson Debates hosted by the University of Kentucky this weekend.

In novice, Emma & Dantrell (pictured here) advanced to elimination rounds and won 1st place! In addition, both earned top 10 individual speaker awards. Dantrell was 5th and Emma was 4th! This was Emmaโ€™s first ever college debate tournament!

In junior varsity, Madeleine & Dylan advanced to elimination rounds and were semifinalists (top 4 overall)! In addition, both earned top 10 individual speaker awards. Madeleine was 10th and Dylan was 3rd!

In varsity, Grace, Shreyas, Henry, Bella, Don, Kris, Aaron, Lucas, Margaret, Danny, Eshan, and Hargunn advanced to elimination rounds. Don, Kris, Aaron, Lucas, Margaret, Danny, Eshan, and Hargunn were double octa finalists (top 32 overall!) This was Eshanโ€™s first college debate tournament and birthday weekend! Henry and Bella were octafinalists (top 16 overall!) Grace and Shreyas were quarterfinalists (top 8 overall!)

In addition, several varsity debaters won Top 20 individual speaker awards. Shreyas was 17th, Henry 11th, Bella 14th, and Grace was 3rd! ๐Ÿ†

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