Call for Application for 2008 Hiroshima-Tokyo Debate Seminars Trainer

Free Debate Inc, is seeking an Australian debating coach to attend the 2008 Hiroshima-Tokyo Debate Seminars, from 4-14 August 2008. Free Debate Incorporated, in cooperation with our Japanese partners, will send an Australian debating coach to Hiroshima and Tokyo in August 2008 to deliver a number of debating and communication skills seminars. The Seminars are supported by the Australian Commonwealth Government through the Australian-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The programme will focus on high school and university students who have limited debating opportunities. This exciting new project involves coaching both high school students and university debaters, as well as presenting and attending at a prestigious academic conference sponsored by the Japan Debate Association with the convention theme Ã’Argumentation, the Law & Justice.Ó The coach selected will also have the opportunity to attend significant cultural events in Japan, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony as part of the project. Main Elements of the Program 5-7 August 2008 – Hiroshima – Attend Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (6 August) and deliver introductory debating seminar to high school students 8-10 August 2008 – Tokyo – Attend and present at the Tokyo International Academic Conference on Argumentation 11-14 August 2008 – Tokyo – Deliver advanced debating, adjudication and critical thinking course to university level debaters For information about applying for this project, email Applications are due Friday 6th June 2008.