The Georgia Debate Union earned a highly-contested victory in our recent public debate versus the Oxford's Union Society. Featuring debaters Chetan Hebbale and Eilidh Geddes and assistant coach Logan Gramzinski, the Georgia Debate Union defended the national security benefits of U.S. drone strikes.
Additional coverage of the event - and of our history debating Oxford - can be found in coverage from the Athens Banner Herald:
UGA was recently ranked in the top 20 public universities by US News and World Reports. In its annual rankings, UGA joins UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Texas, and University of Florida in the top 20.
The full rankings can be found here: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/top-public
On April 22, the Georgia Debate Union hosted its second annual Richard B. Russell Scholars debate featuring the four recipients of the debate team's most prestigeous debate scholarship.
This year's debate focused on whether the president's war powers authority to use targeted killing against terrorists should be restricted.
The team of Amy Feinberg and Eilidh Geddes had a wondefully successful tournament at the recent Lafayette Debates held at George Washington University and sponsored by the French Embassy. The team defeated teams from Georgetown, Ecole de Guerre, and the University of Houston (featuring a former NDT champion) in the preliminary rounds and defeated the U.S. Military Academy in the octofinal round.