What Is The Oxford-Style Debate Format?

The Oxford-style debate format involves a debate on a predetermined statement – also called a “motion” – from two opposing…
January 04, 2019

Revisiting the Debate: Should TikTok Be Banned in the U.S.?

ARGUING YES Kori Schake Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute  …
March 22, 2024

Open to Debate Conversation: A New University Offers "Forbidden" Courses

They say that colleges have become too censorious. That our most prestigious institutions have abandoned their mission of fostering critical…
January 07, 2022

Agree To Disagree COVID Series

Covid is the pandemic threatening our world right now. But the pandemic of misinformation is proving similarly disastrous. Open to…
December 16, 2021

20 Books To Raise Your IQ This Summer: Our 2020 Summer Reading List

How can you stay sharp this summer? In true Open to Debate fashion, we’re challenging you – our community–to take…
June 30, 2020

Ban the Box Newsletter: Should We Banish the Criminal History Check Box from Job Applications?

ARGUING YES Beth Avery Senior Staff Attorney at the National Employment Law Project   ARGUING NO Jennifer Doleac Executive Vice…
April 23, 2024

Newsletter: Is the American Dream in Decline?

ARGUING YES David Leonhardt Pulitzer Prize winner; Senior Writer for The New York Times and The Morning newsletter; Author of…
January 23, 2024

New Podcast: The State Of Debate On Capitol Hill And The American Health Care Act

In this special edition of Open to Debate podcast, we are taking a moment to explore how debates really work…
June 27, 2017

The Pursuit of Happiness: Virtue or Pleasure? Newsletter

This week: New episode: What do philosophers and historians have to say about finding happiness? A look at which countries…
May 20, 2024

Legalize Psychedelics? The Results Are In.

First off, we at Open to Debate would like to extend a warm thank you to all of those who…
April 30, 2021

Newsletter: Should Elite Universities Reinstate the SAT?

This week: New episode: Is the SAT the best objective measure for academic success? A closer look at the public…
May 06, 2024

Newsletter: Should the Courts Restrict Access to the Abortion Pill?

This week: A new Mock Trial:  Is the FDA right on the Abortion Pill? A closer look at the rise…
May 13, 2024
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