British debaters to face off against UNL duo

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British debaters to face off against UNL duo

It will be the British National Debate Team vs. two UNL doctoral candidates in an Oct. 23 debate on the topic of government surveillance.

Renowned for their wit, humor and eloquence, members of the British National Debate Team tour the United States each year, debating the best and the brightest at U.S. institutions of higher learning.

This year’s tour members will face off at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union against UNL’s Jonathan Carter and Jessy Ohl, doctoral candidates in the Department of Communication Studies.

The tour is sponsored by the National Communication Association in Washington, D.C. The association has sponsored international student exchange tours for the purpose of promoting debate, discussion and intercultural communication since 1922. When Cambridge University debaters visited Lincoln in October 1927, more than 700 spectators reportedly attended the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

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