UAA Contract Debates
Each spring the Seawolf Debate Program invites a guest team from the World Universities Debating circuit to join us on stage in the Anchorage community for an exhibition debate, pitting our best against theirs. This event is typically sponsored by a business or organization in the community.
UAA vs. Hart House (University of Toronto)
April 21, 2016
UAA: Sam Erickson & Sarah Elton
Hart House: Lex Sundarsingh & Aislyn Flynn
Ethan Berkowitz, Mayor of the Municpality of Anchorage
Dr. Kyle Hampton, Director of the Center of Economic Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage
Dr. Stephanie Bauer, Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Alaska Anchorage
This event was sponsored by Kaladi Brothers Coffee.
Topic: Do consumers have a duty to buy locally?
UAA vs. Oxford Debate
April 30, 2015
UAA: Matthieu Ostrander & Jonathon Taylor
Oxford: Matt Handley & Carin Hunt
Hobo Jim, Alaska Balladier
Anne Midgette, Washington Post Classical Music Critic
Zuill Bailey, Renown Cellist
Topic: This house believes classical music deserves no support beyond that which the market will provide.
A special thank you to KLEF 98.1 FM for their sponsorship of this event.
March 20, 2014
UAA: Brittany Bennett & Matthew Stinson
Yale: Sam Ward-Packard & Sesenu Woldemariam
Topic: No public funds should go to support competitive athletics in public education.
April 25, 2013
UAA: Amy Parrent & Wiley Cason
Harvard: Coulter King & Josh Zoffer
Topic: This house would repeal the 2nd amendment.