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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Connor Harris (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology l) vs. Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

Judge: Mike Davis (James Madison University)

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    Connor Harris

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    Amanda Gonzalez
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    Posted at May 25, 2020 01:54:36PM EST by Connor Harris



    Posted at May 27, 2020 04:40:09AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez



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    Sex Trafficking and the Refugee Crisis: Exploiting the Vulnerable. (2017, May 8). Retrieved from

    United Nations. (2018, June 28). 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report - Lebanon. Retrieved from

    UNHCR (1995), Sexual Violence Against Refugees, Geneva

    The freedom Fund (2016) Struggling to survive: Slavery and exploitation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    Save the Children, UNICEF, (2015, July) Small Hands Heavy Burden: How the Syria Conflict is driving more children into the workforce.

    Posted at May 27, 2020 04:10:20PM EST by Connor Harris



    Posted at May 29, 2020 09:39:01AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz



    Posted at May 29, 2020 12:52:30PM EST by Connor Harris



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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 30, 2020 11:24:10PM EST by Mike Davis

    Category Connor Harris Amanda Gonzalez
    Use of evidence: 3.7 3.6
    Delivery skill: 3.7 2
    Coherence of arguments: 3.4 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.2 5
    Identification of key points: 2.5 5.3
    Comments: You spend too much time restating your opponents arguments. Try to do this more quickly to get to your arguments sooner. You went 30 second over in your last speech and your speaker points reflect this since the arguments you presented within the time limit were enough to win the debate.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition does a good job framing this resolution as forcing ALL nations to take on refugees. In order for the proposition to win this debate they have to win an alternate framing of the debate.

    The opposition spends a large amount of time outlining which countries should be taking them and other ways that nations like China can help out. This means that the proposition needs to spend more time explaining why the current system doesn't work and a universal obligation would help.

    The proposition spends too much time on just the example of TN and the opposition points this out. So it is good for the the US to accept refugees, but I think you need to do more to explain why it would work elsewhere.

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