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May 23, 2020

. تقبل الله أعمالكم وكل عام وأنتم بخير 🌹عيدكم مبارك، ونسأل الله أن يعيده علينا ونحن في أفضل حال.#عيد_الفطر #مناظرات_قطر . . From #QatarDebate to you and to your loved ones, Eid Mubarak.May you have a blessed and joyful Eid.#EidMubarak

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May 21, 2020

. هل قامت نتفليكس بثورة في عالم الفن المرئي وصناعة الترفيه؟ ‏أم أنها كرست ضياع الهوية واختراق الخصوصية؟اطّلع على المقال بالكامل من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . Did Netflix revolutionize the digital entertainment sector? or is it a curse in disguise?Read more through the link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

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May 19, 2020

. "لا تترددوا في خوض غمار هذه التجربة لأن المناظرة تجربة فريدة كفيلة لتغيير طريق التفكير بما يدور حولنا." - خديجة كومغاريمكنكم قراءة المقابلة بالكامل مع عضو ⁧‫#أكاديمية_النخبة‬⁩ من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . “Don’t hesitate to engage in this experience, debate is a unique experience that can change your life.” - Khadija Goumghar‬ ‪Meet Khadija, a #Elite_Academy from Morocco: //link in our bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

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May 17, 2020

. كيف للدول النامية أن تواجه جائحة كورونا، حظر كلي أم حظر جزئي؟لنطّلع سوياً على بعض الآراء في هذا الجانب من خلال المقال التالي: رابط المقال في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . How should developing nations face the COVID-19 pandemic, complete lockdown or partial lockdown?Different point of views on the measures of developing countries in such times: //the link to the article can be found in our bio.#QDJournal #QatarDebate

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May 13, 2020

. هل التعليم الإلكتروني عن بعد يمكن أن يستبدل التعليم النظامي، خصوصاً في الأزمات؟انقسمت الآراء حول ذلك، لنتعرف سوياً إلى بعض تلك الأراء من خلال المقال التالي. //تجدون رابط المقال في البايو الخاص بالصفحة.#مناظرات_قطر‬⁩ . . Can distant e-learning replace traditional educational methods, especially during crises?Many opinions were circulated regarding this, let’s explore some of those different opinions in this article. //link in bio.#QDJournal #QatarDebate

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May 11, 2020

. ‏“لا أرى أن ما نمر به الآن عرقل تطوري أو أحبط طموحي وإنما دفعني للتعلم والتناظر أكثر.” تصفح المقابلة بالكامل مع موزا الهاجري من خلال الرابط في البايو.#مناظرات_قطر . . "I don’t see that this crisis has hindered my development in debating, in fact it gave me the motivation to learn more and debate more. Read the full interview with Moza Alhajri through the link in our bio.#QatarDebate

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May 09, 2020

. بعد الانتهاء من الأزمة الصحية الراهنة، هل يجب على الحكومات التخفيف من القوانين البيئية للمساهمة في إنعاش الاقتصاد مرة أخرى؟لنتعرف سوياً على بعض الآراء في هذا الموضوع من خلال الرابط المرفق في البايو الخاص بصفحتنا.#مناظرات_قطر . . When the safety threat is over, should governments relax environmental regulations to help restart the economy?Let’s read the different views about this through the link on our page’s bio.#QatarDebate #QDJournal

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May 07, 2020

. العمل الجماعي هو المفتاح الأهم لإنتاج الأفكار الإبداعية ثم تطبيقها على أرض الواقع." - عبدالرحمن الفتياني.يمكنكم قراءة المقابلة بالكامل مع عضو ⁧‫#أكاديمية_النخبة‬⁩ من خلال الرابط في البايو الخاص بالصفحة.#مناظرات_قطر . . “Teamwork is Key when it comes to developing creative ideas and implementing them on ground.” - Abdulrahman Alfityani.You can read the full interview with the #Elite_Academy member through the link in our bio.#QatarDebate

Launching the 5th IUDC activities
March 31, 2019 0

Doha – QatarDebate

 

 

Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF); the 5th International Universities Debating Championship commenced yesterday, Saturday March 16.

 

Extensive preparations that started well in advance have led to the championship that is hosting fifty-one countries including Arabic and non-Arabic speaking countries.

 

This year’s edition is unique because of its broad international participation. Six teams represent Qatar; a Police Academy team, two teams’ boys and girls from Qatar University, two teams’ boys and girls from the Community College Qatar, and a team from Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar.

 

While speaking at the opening ceremony of the championship, Dr. Hayat Maarafi – Executive Director, QatarDebate, welcomed the delegates and said: “Today, under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), we are launching the 5th International Universities Debating Championship, which is featuring 107 teams representing 51 countries.” After mentioning the various benefits of debating such as learning critical thinking and well-reasoned communication, she further said that “The championship is an opportunity to learn and practice the Arabic language, which is fast becoming a language of research, literature and creativity.

 

 

Press Conference

 

On the sidelines of the championship, a press conference was held with the six aforementioned participating teams from Qatar. They shared how they did rigorous practice before the tournament, but it is paying out well. They said that they are not only debating but experiencing different cultures while interacting with teams from different countries, honing their public speaking skills, and becoming more tolerant to opposing ideas. They also said that debating helped them academically and in their personal lives as they became more emotionally mature. It is pertinent to mention that as a historic first, an Education City university, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, is also participating at the championship. Debaters from CMU-Q were excited and hoped that their participation would encourage other universities in EC to participate in Arabic championships in future.

 

It is worth mentioning that Dr Hafsat Abiola, President of Women African Initiative and a Nigerian civil rights activist, who is visiting Qatar for Empower Conference hosted by Education Above All, visited the championship.  She gave an inspirational speech highlighting the challenges she and her family had to face during their political struggles trying to improve the lives of fellow Nigerians. She stressed the important role women must play by actively participating in all walks of life to uplift the country out of poverty. Dr. Hafsat considers the fight against corruption as a top priority for governments to give better lives to their citizens.

 The Championship reflects the message of Qatar Foundation, aimed to unlock human potential by encouraging a culture of constructive dialogue, so as to support the concept of global citizenship, and the leaders of tomorrow.

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