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  1. CFL tends to offer a conservative approach to policy debate, with more traditional judging and a more policy oriented approach to the arguments. You will see all types of debate there - but late in the day on Sunday (elims) the order is more T/CP/DA/Case than it is anything else. You debate in front of 3 judge panels through five prelim rounds. As the tourney does not offer any type of judge preference system, your judges are placed randomly (following regional constraints) so you could end up with a panel of random parent first time judge/experienced coach/ndt out-round participant, or any combination thereof. Since CFL still believes that debate is a communication activity, judges are not allowed to read cards post-round (unless a serious ethics breach has been alleged, and even then only with the permission of Tab), so the premium is on communication and persuasion. If you are more traditional, can speak well, and can persuade an immense cross-section of judges, you should do fine.
  2. Culver debated with Kevin Briscoe, who was my director of debate when I coached at Yorktown High School in Virginia. I believe that they placed in the deep elims at NFL their senior year...but I'm hazy on that history. (Kevin did HI as well).
  3. Congrats to Dr. Burns, and how about the awesomeness of someone named Robert Burns earning a degree at Edinburgh, that is pretty neat.
  4. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and IEEE-USA will co-sponsor “A Spark Deferred: The Impact of ITAR and Immigration Policy on the Future of America’s Technology Sector†on Wednesday, June 27. This luncheon event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 188 of the Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. and First St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. The panel discussion will highlight barriers existing in the current student visa system and in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regime that restrict foreign students from working in high-value research areas and within the U.S. technology sector, and how these barriers limit future growth in these sections, imperiling the U.S. economy and national security. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Annalisa Weigel, Charles Stark Draper Career Development Assistant Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Panelists for the event will be: Dr. Robert P. Breault, chairman of the board, Breault Research Organization; Dr. Claude R. Canizares, vice president for research, and associate provost, MIT; and Mark E. Harrington, founder and principal partner, The Harrington Law Firm, Houston, Texas. I am sure that the conversation will include references to how the current ITAR and Immigration regimes hurt our nation's infrastructure, and how reforms are crucial before advancement in infrastructure can be made. I hope that those of you in the DC area will be able to attend. H.
  5. I would go with Gottlieb for sure - and he's a great example of a debater who did not debate nationally in high school but who excelled at debate in college; I would also include Mark Koulogeorge and Lenny Gail from Dartmouth ,maybe Leo Gagion and John Bredehoft (first team to win the TOC back-to-back), Mark Green (first debater win back-to-back TOCs with different partners), Raja Gaddipati and Robbie Quinn were a very strong team in the late 90's, Lawrence Tribe without a doubt should be on the list, Mike Miller from the University of Houston (perhaps the greatest debater to never win the TOC, but his 8 tournament win streak his senior year is one of the best accomplishments in NDT history), Calum Matheson belongs on the list for his string of speaker awards during his career, Grehta Stahl as well, but also Adrienne Brovero. Tristan Morales for sure, Tijender Singh for sure, Ovais Inamullah. The problem with lists like these is you end up with outstanding debaters from different eras of the game. I'm not sure it's fair to make direct comparisions across the decades because of the way debate has changed. But those people would all be on my list
  6. If you go to www.glex2012.org you will find videos from the plenary and keynote sessions of the recently held Global Space Exploration Conference. The sessions include senior space executives - including the heads of the Canadian Space Agency, Russian Federal Space Agency, European Space Agency, and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and other senior deputies from NASA and the Indian Space Agency, along with several senior level industry panelists etc. Issues covered included space cooperation, space in a multipolar role (with space as the key to it), international exploration efforts, etc. I hope you find stuff within for NCFL and NFL, happy hunting.
  7. Just in time for NCFL Nationals and NFL Nationals, the International Astronautical Federation and AIAA present The Global Space Exploration Conference, May 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Videos of the key note and plenary discussions are now up at http://www.GLEX2012.org. If you listen to the dicussions you will find cards on space cooperation promoting multipolarity, space exploration as a key to peace, etc. All fro mthis week, mostly all from the heads of agency and other significant leaders in teh field, and all useable. If you are at all interested in Space, listen in - and if you like Mars, definitely listen to Dr. Squyer's keynote on Martian exploration, it's an amazingly good lecture. This conference brought together the heads of the US, Russian, European, Canadian and Japanese space agencies, along with private industry and government officials, and discussed the future of global space exploration. Subjects covered include the future of exploration, lunar exploration, and exploration/exploitation of space. The IAF and AIAA will be making video of keynote and plenary sessions available on our respective websites throughout the conference. Sessions to be covered include: May 22: Heads of Space Agencies – Global Space Exploration Dialog Global Perspectives on Space Exploration May 23 Mars Exploration Capabilities for Human Exploration Utilization of Off Earth Resources Human and Robotic Exploration May 24 Exploring the Moon and Asteroids Enabling Political Consensus for Join Exploration/Future Exploration I hope you will find this valuable as you finalize your prep for NCFLs and NFLs. Duane
  8. Hi, From what I know the policy debate scene in Buffalo is not the most thriving. You may want to check with Catherine Luhr, head of the Buffalo CFL League (she teaches at Mt. Mercy Academy) and can be reached through her e-mail on ncfl.org, as she would have a good understanding of the teams and who is looking for coaches, etc. I want to say that the only school out there that does policy is Madrid-Waddington, but I may be wrong.
  9. Dear Debate Community; In our continuing effort to support the high school debate community as it debates the current topic on space, the AIAA will be Livestreaming the following events from the FAA Commercial Space Conference, February 15 and 16, in Washington D.C. The feed will be available at http://www.aiaa.org/livestream February 15, 2012 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream) Speaker: William Gestenmaier, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA Thursday, February 16 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Featured Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream) Speaker: Gen. William L. Shelton, commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Featured Speaker (Room 145) (Livestream) Speaker: Frank Rose, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  10. The only one I know if it at Vestavia in Birmingham, Alabama.
  11. Lake Braddock Secondary School KS defeated Blacksburg High School NR on a 4-1 Decision. KS was Affirming.
  12. I thought that JVAR was the difference in what judges awarded you vs. what they awarded others. A positive JVAR meant that judges awarded you more than others, a negative JVAR meant less. But, I'm not a math person, so perhaps I've thought it wrong all these years..lol.
  13. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will host a panel on space policy and technology on Friday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ravinia Room of the Deefield Hyatt, The panel will address several aspects of this year's debate topic, and is open to all policy debaters, and anyone else with an interest in space exploration and/or development. Panelists are: Dr. Stanley G. Rosen,former Director of Strategic Development and Integration for Boeing Satellite Systems, now a consultant to Tofler Associates. Prior to his time at Boeing, Dr. Rosen lead the development of Hughes Aerospace's Ballistic Missile Defense Architecture. Dr. Rosen was a debate coach at the United States Air Force Academy during the 1970s, and remains vitally interested in both high school and college debate. Mr. Ross Bell, Senior Space Portfolio Manager, AIAA Public Policy Ms. Chelsey Robinson, PhD Candidate at Southern Illinois University. We invite all to attend, are pleased to offer this service to the debate community.
  14. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is pleased to work with the National Forensic League and both John Cruz at The Bronx High School of Science and Tara Tate at Glennbrooks South High School to bring the community two space technology and policy panel sessions at the New York Invitational and the Glennbrooks Invitational tournaments. These panels will feature experts in the field of policy and techhology as it relates to space, and perhaps some Congressional decision makers as well. The New York Panel will be at the Bronx High School of Science,Friday, October 14, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 P.m. (Location TBD) The Glennbrooks Panel will be on Friday, November 18, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hyatt-Deerfield. We hope you will find these sessions valuable to your continued work on the topic. We also anticipate being offer the panels in the spring at the Harvard and Berkely tournaments as well. Duane Hyland, AIAA
  15. Those of you interested in obtaining expert viewpoints on space, for your continued work on the topic, should tune into www.livestream.com/aiaa from September 27 to the 29, to see the following livestream presentations from AIAA's SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition. I believe that the presentation at 2:00 p.m. on the 29th will be of most interest ot the community as it looks at the technical impact of National Space Policy and National Security Space Strategy. For debaters in the Long Beach California metro-area, the Conference is held at the Long Beach Convention Center, and is $40.00 for all three days. Livestream: Tuesday,September 27 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition Opening Ceremony, and Keynote Panel “Space, Enhancing Today, Inspiring Tomorrow, Grand Ballroom, (Livestream) Speaker: The Honorable Gavin C. Newsom, Lt. Gov. of California; Dr. Brian D. Dailey, president, AIAA; Wanda Austin, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.; Bob Burke, Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Craig R. Cooning, Vice President and General Manager, Space and Intelligent Systems, and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., The Boeing Company; Joanne Maguire, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Littleton, Colo.; Lt. Gen. Eugene L. Tattini, USAF (Ret), Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Plenary Session: Commercialization of Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), Grand Ballroom, Livestream Moderator: Col. Charles Cynamon, chief, Advanced Concepts Division, U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, Calif.; Speakers: Arnold Friedman, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing and Sales and vice president, Loral Space and Communications, Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, Calif.; Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, U.S. Air Force (retired) and senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va.; Rick Lober, vice president and general manager, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Germantown, Md.; Kay Sears, president, Intelsat General Corporation, Bethesda, Md.; Jim Simpson, vice president, Business Development, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, The Boeing Company, El Segundo, Calif.; Maj. Gen. Craig P. Weston, U.S. Air Force (retired) and president and CEO, U.S. Space LLC, Dulles, Va. Wednesday, September 28 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Plenary Session: NASA Science Missions in the Next Decade, Grand Ballroom, Livestream Moderator: Scott Pace, professor, Practice of International Affairs and director, Space Policy Institute, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Tim Frei, vice president, Space Enhancements and Product Applications, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, Calif.; James Green, Director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; G. Scott Hubbard, professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; and Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Plenary Session: NASA Exploration Missions in the Next Decade, Grand Ballroom, Livestream Moderator: Christopher Scolese, associate administrator, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Waleed Abdalati, NASA Chief Scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; Jeff Bingham, senior advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. (invited); James Crocker, vice president and general manager, Sensing and Exploration Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, Colo.; Daniel L. Dumbacher, director, Exploration Systems Development Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; Firouz M. Naderi, associate director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Thursday, September 29 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Plenary Session: Strategic Vision for Space Cyber Technology Investments, Grand Ballroom, Livestream Moderator: Mark Valerio, vice president and general manager, Surveillance and Navigation Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, Colo.; Panelists: Michael Duggin, senior scientist, Spacecraft Technology, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.; Rami R. Razouk, senior vice president, Engineering and Technology Group, The Aerospace Corporation, and Member, U.S.Air Force Science Advisory Board, Los Angeles, Calif.; Scott Stadler, Head, Communication and Cyber Division, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Member, U.S.Air Force Science Advisory Board, Lexington, Mass.; Kenneth E. Washington, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Palo Alto, Calif. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Plenary Session: Technical Impact of the National Space Policy and National Security Space Strategy, Grand Ballroom, Livestream Moderator: Maj. Gen. Jay G. Santee, U.S. Air Force, principle director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategic Capabilities), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.: Panelists: David J. Gorney, senior vice president, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif.; Byron F. Knight, senior technical advisor, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Chantilly, Va.; Stuart Linsky, vice president, Communication Systems, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Joe C. Parrish, deputy chief technologist, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; Wanda Sigur, vice president, Engineering, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif. Imbedded Panels for those able to attend the conference in person: Tuesday 9/27 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Current Launch Vehicle Update, Room 101B 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Improving Space Operations, Room 101A 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Major U.S. Earth Observing Satellite Programs, Room 204 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: CiS-Lunar Resource Infrastructure: A Game Changing Approach, Room 101A 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project Mission, Room 204 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Space Entrepreneurs, Room 101B Wednesday, 9/28 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Future Satellite Operations, Room 101A 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Space Systems and Technologies Lessons Learned, Room 102C 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Technology Directions for Space Science, Room 204 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Adaptive and Resilient Space Systems, Room 201A 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Delta Forum: Averting Disaster on Earth Using Space Technology, 102B 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Frontier Science with the James Webb Space Telescope: Science Highlights and Technical Progress with the James Webb Space Telescope, Room 204 Thursday, 9/29 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: NASA Space Technology, Partnerships, and Benefits: An FY 2011 Overview, Room 204 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Space Launch System Concepts, Room 101B 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Space Systems Engineering Tradespace in a Constrained Budget Environment, Room 201B 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Trends in National Security Space Acquisition, Grand Ballroom, Livestream
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