This debate will look at both the pros and cons of conducting business with family members. This is particularly common in many small businesses but can often lead to conflict when boundaries are not firmly established.
This discussion will focus on how technology will enhance the learning environment for students of the future, and may in some cases, also have a negative impact. Things to consider: increased access to educational resources; global reach to provide resources to under-served populations; less face to face time between educators and students; too much dependency on technology (resulting in loss of effective teaching skills)
This topic will explore the idea of responsibility and accountability. Are we responsible for our juvenile children's behavior? To what extent are we responsible? Did we bring them up with the "right" values? If we were didn't, to what extent are we responsible?
This topic will examine the timely topic of violence in society, not from any specific country or region, but in general. We will not look at violence in the "abstract" but rather from our own personal experiences. Things to consider: is there more violence or do we live in a world where due to the reach and accessibility of the internet and 24/7 news cycle, the reporting of violent incidents is higher than previously reported?
This debate will look at whether or not living alone provides more advantages (privacy, not cleaning up after others, having strangers come over (if roommate invites them) and freedom to decorate your house/flat the way you want to)
This discussion will focus on the pros and cons associated with providing safe sex education at high and primary school students to address issues such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Teenage pregnancy and more
This debate will look at the topic of implicit bias, “Implicit bias” is a term of art referring to relatively unconscious and relatively automatic features of prejudiced judgment and social behavior." and whether or not people agree that it exists.
This discussion will examine the role that media (Social Media, Newspapers, TV News etc) plays in society. Some people may consider it to be one of the most important factors in a sustaining a healthy society, while others may consider it to be abused and therefore has a negative impact on society.
(Discussion) What are the principles and values in your life, why are they important and where did they come from?
This discussion will look at the impact that our principles and values have in our life, how do they guide us and from where did we learn them (school? parents? religion? life experience?)
While some people consider being self-employed their ultimate goal, many people that do start their own companies will tell you that it requires a lot of hard work, and may involve significant risk. On the other hand, working for a large company may provide you with a good, stable salary and benefits.
This discussion will examine the virtue of "loyalty". For example, some people may say that in a relationship, it is one of the most important factors towards having a healthy relationship but should it be unconditional i.e what if your husband/wife cheat on you, would you then stay loyal to them. In a business environment, and you knew your supervisor was cheating the company, would you stay loyal to the company or to the supervisor.
What is your opinion? does grammar has more priority? in what kinds of situations does grammar become more important? and when does developing better speaking skills become more important than grammar?
This topic is about friendship. Is everyone entitled to a friendship regardless of the gender and civil status? or do we lose this right when we get married? if so, why?
(Debate) Economic growth for a country should be a higher priority than environmental considerations/conservation
This debate will look at what is sometimes considered competing priorities for a country, does it achieve economic success at the long term risk of permanently damaging the environment? Are there ways to balance and manage these priorities so that both can be achieved?
(Discussion) Personal freedom and choice is a goal that many want to achieve, but is there such a thing as too much freedom and personal choice?
This discussion will examine the idea that while the vast majority of people yearn or long for the personal freedoms and the choice that come with them, can this freedom also have negative consequences for greater society. We will discuss this from a cultural standpoint, to see how these ideals weigh on our view of personal freedom versus the greater good of society
(Debate) A nation should focus on its' priorities first before focusing on global issues such as: pandemic diseases, climate change, natural disasters, human rights and genocide.
This debate will look at how a nation places their priorities, relative to global priorities. A logical question that may be raised is: are these priorities mutually exclusive or inclusive. We will have a chance to discuss this topic with an international team representing various parts of the world, and includes both developed and developing countries.
(Discussion) Is human population sustainable with the limited resources that are available? If not, what are some of the solutions for this global issue
This discussion will look at the issue of human overpopulation and the strain on natural resources, including food, water and land. Some things to consider: improved technology in food production; smarter and more organized urban development; stricter conversation techniques
This debate will examine the controversial topic of human cloning. There are often strong opinions on this topic, based on both religious and scientific views.
This discussion will focus on the idea that you can fall in love with someone the first time you meet/see them. As part of this discussion, we'll examine the qualities that lead to "loving" someone from a romantic interest standpoint.
(Discussion) How has the traditional institution of marriage changed in society, and what does this mean for society
This topic will look at the traditional role that marriage has played in society, the "nuclear family", how this institution has changed in the past decades, and how has this affected society
This debate will focus on the impact that our physical appearance plays in various areas, such as professional opportunities, social relationships etc
The debate will look at whether or not smoking should be allowed in public places i.e. parks, outdoor shopping areas etc
This discussion will focus on what inventions we would like to see, such as flying cars, the cure for cancer and other new medicines, or new technologies
(Discussion) Does diversity (racial, cultural, religious, socio-economical) in society promote a positive environment for its people?
This will be a discussion focused on looking at how people consider the term "diversity" and its impact to how people feel in their society. We will exam the most common definitions of diversity, focus on four main areas: racial, cultural, religious and socio-economical)
(Debate) Due to the rapid growth in technology, robots will assume a dominant and controlling role (over humans) in the future
This debate will look at the influence that robotics technology has and will have, over society in the future. Will we get to the point where we are so reliant on this technology, that we can no longer make our own decisions? or that in essence, we (the human kind) will become a slave to the technology that we created?