Commonwealth North is proud to once again host the internationally award
winning University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Debate Team on Wednesday,
October 12th, from 12pm-1pm at the Dena'ina Center. In past
years, the Seawolf debate team has performed engaging and upbeat debates
before the Commonwealth North membership and we are pleased to welcome
the team back again this year to address another important public policy
On October 12th, the team will debate whether "Investing in
the University of Alaska offers more economic promise for Alaska's future than
investing in a gas pipeline."
In the traditional debate style, the audience will be
invited to join in with the energy of the debate by cheering for the
arguments that are particularly clever and effective. We will also poll
the audience before and after the debate to gauge how the team's
arguments can sway public opinion. Please join Commonwealth North and
the UAA debate team for a rousing and fun afternoon of discussion and
Commonwealth north has long been an advocate of debate and public
dialogue to address the vital public policy issues facing our state.
Regularly hosting the University of Alaska Anchorage debate team is one
way we encourage public policy discussions and also showcase the talent
of some of Alaska's future leaders.
The Seawolf Debate Program houses the
internationally-competitive Seawolf Debate team. The team competes in the international
intercollegiate format of debating as utilized by the World Universities
Debating Championships. Intercollegiate athletic teams are frequently divided
on the basis of school size or type of institution. In intercollegiate debate,
however, there are no divisions of this nature. Consequently, UAA's debate
teams face competition from some of the most prestigious schools in the world. Professor Steve Johnson has been the
coach of the Seawolf debate team for nearly 20 years and believes fervently in
the power of academic debating to change people's lives. Seawolf Debate's
success is built on a few simple principles: they genuinely value opportunities
to engage in reasoned discourse, understand world events and the context in
which they occur, and they work exceptionally hard.
GOLD ($2,500): Premium logo placement at the event, table of 8 at the event,
recognition in our promotional materials, newsletter, and social media,
recognition at the event, on our website & in our Annual Report.
SILVER ($1,500): Logo placement at the
event, table of 8 at the event, recognition at the event, on our
website & in our Annual Report.
BRONZE ($500): Logo placement at the
event, 2 tickets to the event, recognition at the event, on our website
& in our Annual Report.