2020 Debate Watch Events

The AFA, in conjunction with the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), American Debate Association, Committee on International Discussion and Debate, Cross Examination Debate Association, National Debate Tournament, National Educational Debate Association, National Forensic Association, National Parliamentary Debate Association, and National Speech Tournament, encouraged member schools to host Debate Watch events during the 2020 presidential election. Approximately 55 universities, colleges, and other organizations participated in this year’s Debate Watch events, many of which were competitive speech and debate programs.

AFA call for debate watch participation

The aim was to promote the visibility and importance of competitive speech and debate activities in fostering civic dialogue.

Special thanks to Dr. Karla Leeper (past AFA president) for all of her assistance with the event and Dr. Terri Easley Giraldo for leading a support group for Debate Watch hosts.

University of Mary Washington

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