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Hart House Debates & Dialogue Committee

The Hart House Debates & Dialogue Committee provides University of Toronto students opportunities to find and develop their capacity for self-knowledge and self-expression. It does so in two principal ways:

First, it organizes events in which important topics of the day are discussed and explored. These can be panel discussions, guest lectures, or more formal debating events. Whatever the format, students participate with invited speakers and panelists, both in the event itself and in the question and discussion periods which are a part of each event. These events not only provide the student population at large with opportunities for public discussion, they also give committee members and volunteers the chance to learn how to organize and promote such public discussions.

Second, the Debates & Dialogue Committee co-operates with the Debating Club in enriching the opportunities for student debating. The Committee organizes several tournaments in House and liaises with the Debating Club over the selection of, and fundraising for, students to represent Hart House in the World Debating Championship.
Although these two principal activities are different, they are bound together as ways to enable students to enhance their skills at participating, in the broadest sense, in the wider world of dialogue and expression that sustains our political life and allows for a multiplicity of voices in civil society in general.

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Contact Information

Primary Contact
Cynthia Nevins
Secondary Contact
Marco Adamovic
P: 416.946.8391
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Group Profile

Organization Type
Hart House Groups
Campus Association
St. George
Areas of Interest
Global Interests
Social Justice/Advocacy

Group Leaders

Cynthia Nevins
Programme Administrative Assistant
Marco Adamovic
Staff Advisor