1st U.S. Arabic Debating Championship

QatarDebate organized the first-ever universities Arabic debating championship in the United States of America, with the participation of multiple prestigious universities from all around the states.

The championship was hosted in collaboration with the Society of Arab Students at Harvard on the 25th till the 27th of October 2019.
24 Teams representing 22 universities from all across the States took part in the championship totaling to more than 150 participants, including debaters, judges, organizers and volunteers.

The championship spanned across three days, beginning with intensive training sessions to prepare participants and equip them with the necessary tools to compete in the championship – specialized workshops for judges and debaters. The championship kicked off with 4 competitive debate rounds  followed by a semifinal and a the grand final.



25 - 27 October 2019




Harvard University - Boston

Participating Teams

24 teams from across the U.S.

Relive the Beautiful Moments

Watch the Championship Highlight

The Champions

1st Place

Harvard University

2nd Place

University of Chicago

Best AFL Team

Brigham Young University

The Best Speakers

Top Speakers - Open Category

Top Speakers - AFL Category

The Championship TAB

A look back at the 1st USADC