Debating Migration: A Critical Workshop on Migration Issues in Thailand

As part of the lead up to International Migrants Day celebrations, under the Saphan Siang campaign to promote a positive image of migrant workers, ILO and UNITE Thailand would like to invite your school to: ‘Debating Migration: A Critical Workshop on Migration Issues in Thailand.’ The event also coincides with the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which focuses on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons.

The Saphan Siang campaign, supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and World Vision International, increases public awareness on the issues faced by migrant workers, their positive contribution to Thailand’s economy and society, and their right to equal protection under the law and in practical access to support services.

The event will comprise of a mock debate by university students on a motion pertaining to migration issues, and a workshop by experts from UN agencies. Firstly, two composite teams, comprised of top university debaters from different institutions in Thailand, will debate a motion on a critical migration issue in Thailand and Asia. The debate intends to act as a demonstration to high school students about how debating is conducted, and to offer a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic dimensions of migration. Secondly, there will be a migration workshop, in which experts from United Nations agencies will share their first hand experiences, insight and understanding on migration issues in Thailand and Asia.

These activities aim to empower youth in Thailand to be aware of complex social issues and participate in meaningful youth-led activities with the hope that they will be inspired to act as an engine of change in their schools and communities. We look forward welcoming your students at our activity.

The event is part of the lead up to International Migrants Day celebrations that will be held in Bangkok in December. To celebrate International Migrants Day on 18 December 2013, a multi-activity event day to introduce migration issues and the Saphan Siang campaign to the Thai public will be held.

Schedule on the 2nd of December 2013

10.00-10.15: Opening remarks by the International Labour Organization and other United Nations agencies

10.15-11.15: A mock debate by Thai University Students, judged by the experts of the International Labour Organization

11.15-11.45: Refreshment

11.45-12.45: Workshop No.1: Migration and Development: Global Trends in Asia

12:45-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: Workshop No. 2: Migration and Social Inclusion/Exclusion in Thailand

15.00: Group picture

Click to Download the official Invitation Letter to attend the event

Please RSVP by November 25, 2013

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Please scan and submit your RSVP to: kokolization@gmail.com

Kroekkiat Tiamsai

UNITE Thailand Project Manager

Central European University’s School of Public Policy

Central European University’s School of Public Policy

Come pursue a Master’s degree in public policy at a U.S. accredited university in one of Europe’s most interesting cities. Study in a diverse, innovative learning environment with peers and faculty from all parts of the world. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences that will help prepare you to be a changemaker for the public good.

Connect with us to learn more.

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Now Accepting MPA Applications for Academic Year 2014-2015

The School of Public Policy is seeking to recruit exceptional students from all parts of the globe to enroll in its two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program to begin in September 2014.

Areas of concentration include Regional and Global Governance, Human Security and Sustainable Development, and Global Media and Communication. The program entails a Passion Project, a student-designed, policy-oriented practice component; the Skills For Impact program, an integrated series of skill development modules; and an internship.

Read the MPA brochure to learn more.

Download MPA Brochure: CEU SPP

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Successful applicants will have a strong academic background, high aptitude and passion for learning both in and out of the classroom, high leadership potential, strong interest in global policy, and a commitment to the public good. Ideally, applicants will possess one year or more of professional or volunteer experience. The application deadline is January 23, 2014. Financial aid is available.

Apply here

About the School of Public Policy and Central European University

The School of Public Policy at Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary, which is accredited in the United States. SPP aspires to become, in the words of its founder George Soros, a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” It is committed to the values of public service and the promotion of open societies through interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, and engagement with policy practice.

Central European University is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. Its mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both master and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. There are more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries. For more information about SPP and CEU, please visit http://spp.ceu.hu andhttp://www.ceu.hu or contact sppadmissions@ceu.hu

Asia Youth Forum 2013: Extend registration deadline to 18 Feb. @17:00 GMT & Individual Coach & Judge Registration Form

Extend Deadline for application: 

…18 February 2013…@17:00 GMT

What? a 2-week long intercultural event with 2 debate tournaments and debate trainings: theme ‘Digital Freedom’

When? April 8-21, 2013

Where? Kyrgyzstan, the Caprise Rest Center in Cholpon-Ata City on the Issyk-Kul Coast

IDEA-AYF Standard

Registration will take two forms, team and individual.

♦ Individual Coaches & Judges Track Registration : NEW!!!

http://idebate.org/ayf-2013/register-coach-judge

This track helps experienced debaters transition into being coaches, judges, trainers or debate program developers. It will also help the current coaches become even better in their teaching, coaching, judging and leadership skills.

♦ Team Registration : http://idebate.org/ayf-2013/register-team

Organisations or institutions who will be sending whole teams are asked to fill out the team registration form. With this form, only one supporting statement has to be uploaded, which will cover all participants. If the identity of the team members, or the coach, is not yet known, please fill ‘to be confirmed’ into the box in question.

 ♦ Individual Debater Registration : http://idebate.org/ayf-2013/register-individual

If you are not part of a team, but still wish to attend the Asia Youth Forum, please fill in the individual registration form. We will endeavour to form teams, and will let you know if you have been placed with two others, and can attend the forum. Please note, individual participants in a pre-registered team do not need to fill in the individual registration form.

Registration Requirement:

A. Registration Fee  ($3,000 per team of three with a Coach; $750 for individual participant)

Payment of fee will be by bank transfer, with details available. No registration is complete until the fee has been collected, or fee waiver has been granted.

B. Support Statement

Teams should reference their debate experience, how attendance will help to develop their debating and debating in their region, and why they should be chosen.

*Note: Participants must be at least 14 years old on or before the first day of the forum, Coaches or persons who will be accompanying the team to the Youth Forum must be at least 21 years old on or before the first day of the forum

Check out the idebate website for more information on registration and finance.

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Scholarship:

IDEA will have a bursary available which participants are invited to apply for if necessary. Simply checking the ‘Are you applying for financial support?’ box will bring you to a series of questions which we will use in determining the financial support applications.

We will provide A. partial registration fee waivers, or B. full registration fee waivers… For the 2013 Asia Youth Forum, we will have a small amount of money available for travel subsidy. We will prioritise applications which do not seek travel subsidy. We also reserve the right to seek additional information from applicants for financial support.

Visa:

The Kyrgyz Republic has up to 60-days visa-free regime for citizens of 44 countries listed here: http://ayf.idebate.org/content/visa-information

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Caprise Rest Centre, Cholpon-Ata
 

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Help us spread the news & enhance the diversity of participants!

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Introducing educational debate in Thai language @Democracy School, Chiang Mai

in Dec 2012, Democracy School program @Book Re:Public & IDEA introduced a new concept of ‘debate in Thai language’ to students and lecturers from institutions throughout Chiang Mai

Aim to promote debate in local language: Thai debate in the 21st century

Thai debate isn’t just about entertainment or political tool like in the 1980s-90s… It’s a thinking & learning tool accessible for everyone. Today, debate in Thailand should exist across disciplines and curriculum. It’s time to develop & strengthen thinking skill among Thai people through a more deliberative education.

Debate isn’t just about practicing English. Learning debate in local language makes less barrier to use a western concept of ‘educational debate’ to develop critical thinking & communication skills.

Workshop Agenda on Dec 15, 2012

1) ‘Debate’ in Thai society as we know it

2) Debate as a learning tool

3) Argumentation and techniques, Issues & Claims, Motions, Debate Formats

4) Debate in Thai on current social/public policy issues

Participants selected motions…

- Same sex marriage should be legalized.
- It’s women’s right to have an abortion.

Resources @the workshop

Presentation file: Handout_Debate@Democracy School_15Dec.Fina

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Article:
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Coming soon: 

Remember the book “Discovering the World through Debate”?IMG_0729….. This book will be localized & translated into Thai language. Ready to distribute next summer. For those who’re interested, please contact IDEA SEA coordinating office.

More Information or Want to get involved? 

Contact us@

Democracy School
Aj.Pinkaew Laungaramsri: pinkaewl@yahoo.com

IDEA-SEA coordinating office
Chirada Na Suwan (Fang) 

IDEA-SEA Coordinator: cnasuwan@idebate.org

Atcharee Alongkornpradap (Meen): juzt.meen@gmail.com

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เมื่อวันเสาร์ที่ 15 ที่ผ่านมา IDEA และโครงการโรงเรียนประชาธิปไตยได้จัดการสัมมนาเชิงปฏิบัติการขึ้น ที่ี the Book Re:public จังหวัดเชียงใหม่

ซึ่งในงานสัมมนาครั้งนี้ ประกอบไปด้วย

1) การแนะนำให้รู้จักกับการโต้สาระวาที เป็นภาษาไทย
2) กิจกรรมการโต้สาระวาทีในหัวเรื่องที่เป็นที่น่าสนใจ ซึ่งน้องๆที่เข้าร่วมโครงการโรงเรียนประชาธิปไตยได้ร่วมกันคิดขึ้น คือ 
– การอนุญาตให้มีการแต่งงานและจดทะเบียนสมรสได้ในคู่รักที่เป็นเพศเดียวกัน และ
– การทำแท้งเป็นสิทธิของผู้หญิง

การสัมมนานี้มุ่งไปที่การสนับสนุนการโต้สาระวาทีเป็นภาษาท้องถิ่น; ซึ่งในที่นี้คือภาษาไทย

… การที่มีการโต้สาระวาทีเป็นภาษาท้องถิ่นนั้น ทำให้ผู้โต้วาที และผู้ที่มีส่วนร่วม ไม่จำเป็นต้องกังวลในเรื่องแปลเนื้อหามาเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ ซึ่งเป็นภาษาที่แต่ละคนมีความถนัดไม่เท่ากัน

ผลลัพธ์ที่ได้จากการสัมมนาในครั้งนี้คือ การที่ผู้เข้าร่วมสัมมนาทุกคนมีส่วนร่วมในกิจกรรมการโต้สาระวาทีอย่างกระตือรือร้นและสนุกสนาน :)

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กิจกรรมต่อไป คือการแปลหนังสือ “Discovering the World Through Debate” เป็นภาษาไทย เพื่อให้ผู้อ่านในทุกระดับเข้าใจถึงเนื้อหาของการโต้สาระวาทีได้มากขึ้น สนใจรับเล่มได้ฟรีตั้งแต่เมษายนนี้เป็นต้นไป ติดต่อเราที่ IDEA-SEA

หากมีคำถามหรือ ต้องการข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม เกี่ยวกับการโต้สาระวาที หรือกิจกรรมที่เกี่ยวข้องกับการโต้สาระวาที และ debate รูปแบบต่างๆ ได้ โดยส่งอีเมลล์หาเราที่…
- จิรดา ณ สุวรรณ (ฟาง) cnasuwan@idebate.org
- อัจฉรี อลงกรณ์ประดับ (มีน) juzt.meen@gmail.com

Check out entertaining and interesting video on Thai debate!

โต้คารมมัธยมศึกษา year1989 ตอน “คนฉลาดมีโอกาสมากกว่าคนรวย”<<<<   debate

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>>> ประเพณีโต้วาทีของไทย ตอน “วัยรุ่นไทยปัจจุบันสร้างสรรค์มากกว่าเสื่อมเสีย”

Registration Open for Asia Youth Forum 2013!

What? a 2-week long intercultural event with 2 debate tournaments and debate trainings: theme ‘Digital Freedom’

When? April 8-21, 2013

Where? Kyrgyzstan, the Caprise Rest Center in Cholpon-Ata City on the Issyk-Kul Coast

How? The Registration is now open!

IDEA-AYF Standard

Registration will take two forms, team and individual.

♦ Team Registration : http://idebate.org/ayf-2013/register-team

Organisations or institutions who will be sending whole teams are asked to fill out the team registration form. With this form, only one supporting statement has to be uploaded, which will cover all participants. If the identity of the team members, or the coach, is not yet known, please fill ‘to be confirmed’ into the box in question.

 ♦ Individual Registration : http://idebate.org/ayf-2013/register-individual

If you are not part of a team, but still wish to attend the Asia Youth Forum, please fill in the individual registration form. We will endeavour to form teams, and will let you know if you have been placed with two others, and can attend the forum. Please note, individual participants in a pre-registered team do not need to fill in the individual registration form.

Registration Requirement:

A. Registration Fee  ($3,000 per team of three with a Coach; $750 for individual participant)

Payment of fee will be by bank transfer, with details available. No registration is complete until the fee has been collected, or fee waiver has been granted.

B. Support Statement

Teams should reference their debate experience, how attendance will help to develop their debating and debating in their region, and why they should be chosen.

*NoteParticipants must be 14 years old on or before the first day of the forum, Coaches or persons who will be accompanying the team to the Youth Forum must be 21 years old on or before the first day of the forum

Check out the idebate website for more information on registration and finance.

Issikul_Kyrgyzstan

Scholarship:

IDEA will have a bursary available which participants are invited to apply for if necessary. Simply checking the ‘Are you applying for financial support?’ box will bring you to a series of questions which we will use in determining the financial support applications.

We will provide A. partial registration fee waivers, or B. full registration fee waivers… For the 2013 Asia Youth Forum, we will have a small amount of money available for travel subsidy. We will prioritise applications which do not seek travel subsidy. We also reserve the right to seek additional information from applicants for financial support.

Visa:

The Kyrgyz Republic has up to 60-days visa-free regime for citizens of 44 countries listed here: http://ayf.idebate.org/content/visa-information

KyrgyzstanMap

 
Caprise Rest Centre, Cholpon-Ata
 

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STAY TUNED! 

visit ayf.idebate.org

Keep yourself updated on the opportunities & news from the debating world!

Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss…

 The idebate website provides you with all the news and updates on opportunities you don’t want to miss
In the NEWS section of the website you will find many updates on several events and articles on important topics… Here are some sample articles:

World Debating News

- An update on WUDC 2013, which will be held in Berlin, on general registration and scholarships. 

- Find a useful guide to Worlds style debating… Read more:

Global Youth Forum move to Galway, Ireland

IDEA Network News

- Some changes and Updates about Youth Forums: The 2013 Global Youth Forum has to move to Galway, Ireland It will take place from the 13th to the 26th of August

Read more: Changes have been updated in the Youth Forum micro site

- Same dates and location for The 2013 Asia Youth Forum: 8-21 April 2013 at Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan… Stay tuned for more information and registration details. More updates can be found here: 

- A great resource like Multilingual glossary of Debate Terminology, which translates difficult debate phrases into the easier and understandable phrase. This will surely help with teaching and localizing debate in your community and organizing tournaments easier than ever! 

IDEA’s new Multilingual Glossary

Your News

Present various updates/articles that will bring you closer to debating world…

For example, a new online collection of the pioneering television debate series, The Advocates, which introduces interesting topics of the day, especially now that the US is in the midst of a Presidential Election. Here’s the link:

Stay tuned!

Visit idebate News for new information & opportunities :)

Want to share your information?

Send your articles & news about debate/debate-related activities to

AsiaDebateNews@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity for university students and recent graduates to:

…Win a trip to Budapest to attend the second annual Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge at Central European University in June 2013,
…Being granted one of the five $10,000 scholarships and
…Contribute to public policy debate on important issues

This year’s theme “Digital Freedom and Its Limits” explores what policies governments or other groups should adopt to enhance the potential of digital technology to benefit individuals and societies


The Challenge offers students from across continents and educational disciplines an opportunity to explore issues from different points of view. The competition will culminate in a final competition in Budapest in June 2013.

Eligibility: University undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university anywhere in the world, as well as recent graduate.

How: Write, present, and defend your policy recommendation and contribute to the conversation about issues affecting the global community.

The Competition will take place in English, but don’t worry if you’re not a native speaker of English! Judges use evaluation criteria to assess each student’s contribution, which focuses on the ability to develop evidence to support arguments, not language ability.

Budapest

Budapest

Meet the 2011-2012 Challenge Finalists

The View From Budapest: Inside the First Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge

Join the Challenge today and submit your policy memo by 30 November 2012!

For more information

and REGISTER at: www.gdppc.org

The process is quick and easy.
Step-by-step guide for how to Register
  • In order to Join the Challenge, you must have an IDebate username and password, which is free and takes just a second to do.
  • If you already have an IDebate account please log-in to Join the Challenge, and then go here.
  • If you don’t have an IDebate username and password, you need to register first here.
  • After logging with your IDebate username and password, you should visit the Challenge registration page where you will need to answer a few questions about yourself. Then you will receive the code for submitting your task by November 30th.
  • If you participated in the 2011-2012 Challenge but you don’t have an IDebate username and password, you will need to re-register on this new Challenge website.