China Debate Education Network

Willamette University is very excited to announce a major project to support British Parliamentary Debate in the Peoples Republic of China. Willamette University will partner with five other Universities in the United States to support this project. These universities include: Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, Linfield College in Oregon, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound in Washington, and Regis University in Colorado. The six universities, including Willamette will join with IDEA -- the International Debate Education Association -- to support approximately 23 major events each year for then next three years in the Peoples Republic of China.

We are in the process of creating partnerships among the six US universities and six or more Chinese universities in what are now loosely defined regions including the cities of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanning, and Dalian. Our plan is to offer a training of teachers and four debate tournaments in or near each of these seven regions. Additionally, we plan to offer the China Open and the Advocacy Institute for a total of 23 events per year.

As we develop this project further, we will add details to this website. In the meantime, if you have questions about this project, please feel free to direct them to me at

Looking forward to working on this project for our mutual benefit.

-- Robert Trapp


一项在中国支持推广英国议会制辩论的重要工程已经启动。维拉美特大学与其他五所美国大学为伴一起推进这项事业,他 们是位于纽约州的Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 俄勒冈州的Linfield College , 华盛顿州的Pacific Lutheran University 和University of Puget Sound, 以及科罗拉多州的Regis University 。此外,我们还与国际辩论教育学会IDEA一道,去支持这项计划在未来三年每年在中国举办23项重大辩论活动的工程。

我们正积极地在中美双方伙伴间建立合作关系。目前,我们已经初步在北京、西安、上海、武汉、成都、南宁和大连建立了区域中心。我们计划通过这七个中心在上述区域各举办一次教师培训和四次辩论赛。此外,我们还计划每年举办包括中国辩论公开赛CHINA OPEN和辩论训练营在内的23项活动。