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Proposition: Xavier Siu (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse (Wood River High School)

Judge: Cate Morrison (University of Rhode Island)

Resolution: This house believes that the borders of nation-states should not prevent the movement of refugees.

  • Xavier Siu
    Xavier Siu
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    Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse
    Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse
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    Posted at April 18, 2017 01:55:44AM EST by Xavier Siu

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    “Refugees,” Author Unknown, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005139

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    "Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders"
    Joseph H. Carens ( professor at the department of political science of the university of Toronto, winner of 5 book awards and winner of several awards from the CPSA. )
    The Review of Politics
    Vol. 49, No. 2 (Spring, 1987), pp. 251-273

    http://www.jstor.org/stable/1407506?seq=2#page_scan_tab_contents

    Posted at April 18, 2017 05:30:03PM EST by Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse

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    Posted at April 20, 2017 09:13:18AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at April 20, 2017 06:07:41PM EST by Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse

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    www.unhcr.org/en-us/publications/brochures/3b779dfe2/protecting-refugees-questions-answers.html

    www.unhcr.org/afr/news/briefing/2015/9/560523f26/seven-factors-behind-movement-syrian-refugees-europe.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/04/this-refugee-crisis-is-too-big-for-europe-to-handle-its-institutions-are-broken

    www.vox.com/2015/9/9/9290985/refugee-crisis-europe-syrian

    Posted at April 22, 2017 10:37:21AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Submitted at April 23, 2017 04:53:39PM EST by Cate Morrison

    Category Xavier Siu Fynn Nasvik-Dykhouse
    Use of evidence: 3.5 3
    Delivery skill: 3.6 3
    Coherence of arguments: 3.7 3.4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.8 3.7
    Identification of key points: 4 3.7
    Comments: Make sure to get yourself framed up in the camera. The humanitarian arguments are well-made. The conclusion, however, is a bit rushed which leaves the arguments underdeveloped. In the middle and closing speeches, remind us of the arguments from the case--you do a good job of refuting the opposition, but we also want a restating of your own case. The extension of birthright arguments was effective. Abrupt ending. The opening speech would benefit from a narrower focus--you're making a lot of arguments, and don't have a ton of time to develop them or provide evidence in support. One way to strengthen your opposition argument is to distinguish between moral obligations toward refugees and toward a native population. In the closing speech, give us a big-picture look at the debate. If we allow for free movement, what happens? and if we don't, why would that be preferable?

    The decision is for the Proposition: Xavier Siu

    Reason for Decision:

    I think that the proposition gives us a clear moral and humanitarian case for the freedom of movement. The opposition responds with the risk to host countries, in terms of strain on resources and risk of terrorism. Ultimately, I agree with the proposition, that the problems faced by refugees described by the opposition are the result of closed borders and would be lessened in a world of freer movement, and that the alternative of feudal or birthright citizenship is worse.


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