Yale University Show Debate Friday, Sept. 28!September 21, 2012
Yale University Show Debate
You are invited to watch the Show Debate on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:00 PM in Health and Science Center HSC 104. Admission is free. Seatting is limited.
The topic for the Show Debate:
We should fear the rise of intelligent robots.
The Yale team will face students from Northwest University, Seattle University and Simon Frazer Univeristy.
The debate will be round two of the East Seattle Debate Tournament. Everyone is welcome to watch the rounds. Except for round two, all other topics will be announced fifteen minutes before students debate. Topics will concern current events and enduring controveries. Students must be prepared to debate both sides of any issue.
Two Yale University debaters are in the Seattle area in part to debate on Friday noon at the Headquarters of the Microsoft Corp before an audience of 100 employees, some on the VP level. This event is by invitation only.
Introducing the Yale Debate Team
A sophomore at Yale University, Becca Steinberg is majoring in history with a focus in women’s history. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Becca competes primarily in the American Parliamentary style of debate and has reached elimination rounds of many tournaments, including MIT, where she was a finalist this year. Becca also coaches a high school debate team in New Haven and is the vice chair of the ACLU chapter at Yale.
Nathaniel Rubin is a sophomore philosophy major at Yale University. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Nathaniel is interested in philosophy of mind and its implications for simulated reality and the ethics of artificial intelligence. Along with numerous other achievements, Nathaniel has debated at the North American Debating Championships in 2012, was a semifinalist at the Hobart and William Smith College Intervarsity in 2011, and was the Alaska State Oratory Champion in 2010.
About the Northwest University Students
Kyle is in his second year of debate. He is an Organizational Communication major from Astoria, Oregon. He debated the Chinese National Debate team at Microsoft last spring and attended tournament across the region and at Hawaii Pacific University. Other awards: