2012 News Archive

Monash Debating Review: Volume 10

We are happy to present the 2012 Edition of the MDR. Many thanks, Editorial Team, MDR 2012

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2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate

With the rise of the Arab Spring over the last year, the most pressing issue in the Middle East has been the development and growth of new democracies in countries previously subject to totalitarian regimes. Topic: “Should the West fear the rise of Islamist movements in the new Middle Eastern democracies?” The 2012 Monash University […]

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Monash Wins Australs

The Monash Association of Debaters (MAD), for the first time since 2009, has won the Australasian University Debating Championships (Australs). Monash 1, consisting of Kiran Iyer, Madeline Schultz and Chris Bisset, defeated Monash 2, consisting of Gemma Buckley, James Beavis and Colette Mintz, in a 5-4 split decision from the Grand Final Adjudication panel. It […]

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MDR Sub-Editor Applications Open

Dear all, We’re looking for Associate Editors for this year’s Monash Debating Review. The Review is the foremost debating publication, and the only international peer reviewed debating journal. Previous examples of the MDR can be found here. The MDR is published in time for Worlds each year, so timescales are tight. We are therefore looking […]

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50th Celebration Ticket Launch

In 2012 MAD turns 50 years old! To celebrate, MAD is hosting the 50th Anniversary Ball which will take place on August 4th at the phenomenal Regal Ballroom in Northcote. This is a night not to be missed! Tickets are priced at $80 for MAD members and current Monash students. This reasonably price ticket includes […]

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2012 Australs Success

For the first time in the history of the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships, one University debating society, the Monash Association of Debaters, will field both teams competing in the Grand Final. Monash 1, undefeated through all rounds of the competition, consists of Chris Bisset, Madeline Schultz and current world champion Kiran Iyer. They will face […]

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2012 Easters Success

Congratulations to the contingent who went to ANU Easters 2012 in Canberra. It was a very successful and enjoyable tournament, in which many MADdies did extremely well in. Greater detail about individual and team success can be found at the ANU website. A special congratulations go to Monash 5 and Monash 9 for making it […]

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2012 Public Speaking Competition Results

The Monash Association of Debaters Public Speaking Competition, in partnership with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Adam Shoemaker, held the Grand Final of the competition on Wednesday 4th April. In an excellent competition, the victors were 1st. Doug Caillard 2nd. Jess Tavassoli 3rd. Dominic Guinane Well done to all those who participated, and a massive […]

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MAD v God debate

This Thursday 29th March at 1pm, MAD’s 2011 Australs semi finals team will take on Christian scientist, John McKay, on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining public debates of the year, on the topic: The evidence does not support evolution and could support creation. Come see MAD battle it out with […]

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Monash University Public Speaking Competition

The Monash Association of Debaters, in partnership with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Adam Shoemaker, is proud to present the inaugural Monash University Public Speaking Competition. The competition is open to ALL Monash University students and will test both pre-prepared and impromptu speaking skills, on the broad theme of Education. Cash prizes to be won! […]

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Monash Wins the World Universities Debating Championship! (Again!)

Monash University has won the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) for the second year in a row, beating teams from Oxford, Stanford and the University of Sydney. The winning team, ‘Monash B’, comprised of Amit Golder and Kiran Iyer. Having debated extensively for MAD over several years, with many other debating successes, Amit and Kiran […]

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Organ Transplant Public Debate

When : Monday 12th March, 1pm, Airport Lounge. Come and see MAD in partnership with Transplant Australia debate the topic ‘That Australia should have an opt out system for organ donation.’ This is the first public debate for the year and we would love as much support as possible, so mark the time of in […]

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Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm, have opened applications for Associate Consultant positions. Bain?s information session will be held at Clayton campus on February 29th at 5:00pm and case study workshop on March 5th at 1:00pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the type of work they do as well […]

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Welcome New Club Members!

A warm welcome to all new club members! And of course all returning club members. We look forward to seeing you at our first training session on Monday 27th February in the Law Basement in the Law building. If you haven’t had a chance to officially sign up at the MAD stall during O-week, you […]

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Exec Meeting

This week’s meeting will be about MAD’s sponsorship and selection policies for all the major IV’s in 2012. If you are a member who would like to read over these policies please email secretary@monashdebaters.com. Similarly if you have any ideas about where the money should go or how teams should be decided please feel free […]

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MAD Mini Registration is open

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register at our website: madmini2012.com When: 10th-12th of Feb 2012 What: – Rounds upon rounds of 3 on 3 debating with POIs – Lots of alcohol – More debating – More alcohol Where: Monash University Caulfield For all other tournament information, visit the MAD Mini 2012 website directly.

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