What is a Debate Café?
Our Debate Cafés consist of three parts: (1) mingle and Fika, followed by (2) debates using the British Parliamentary (BP) format and then (3) everyone going to a bar/nation/AF Borgen rooftop.
In British parliament style debate, the topic (called ‘motion’) and the side that each person will argue for is chosen beforehand. This makes it intellectually challenging while also making sure that people can be friends afterward. The motions can be about virtually anything: 100% inheritance tax, nationalism or middle-eastern geopolitics. 🙂
But our debates are not only fun and extremely challenging intellectually, but they are also an opportunity to improve public speaking, argument persuasiveness, and your perspectives of the world.
This week’s topic will relate to Feminism. Some describe it as an ideology, others as a movement. But one thing is clear: the movement is diverse and there are many disagreements. How do we best achieve the goal of social, political and economic equality between the genders?
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/The board of Lund Debate Society