Ishan Bhatt Paradigm

Last changed 16 March 2021 7:10 PM CDT

Hello there! I’m Ishan.

Background: I did Lincoln-Douglas in high school + one year of world schools. In college, I did a year of policy, but I mostly thought about limited prep events like British Parliamentary. I’ve generally stopped competing now. I was on the 2020-21 LD topic committee.

Affiliations: I coach Greenhill and the USA Debate Team. I debated for St. Andrew's Episcopal in high school.

Email: greenhilldocs.ld@gmail.com

Paradigm: Be nice or leave.

You should treat me as a layperson who is interested and generally knowledgeable in politics, philosophy, economics, etc but carries no knowledge or preference for debate technique other than the fact that the burden of proof and rejoinder apply. I do not recommend excessive use of debate jargon. I will carry some bias towards liberal principles, like free speech, democracy, believing that we have an obligation to alleviate unnecessary suffering, etc.

I will actively assess the quality of the proof you supply to your arguments. An argument begins at the risk that the justification for it implies. In non-evidence based formats, I listen carefully to the robustness of your justification and weigh argument quality heavily in my decision.

In evidence based formats, this means I want to hear the qualifications of your authors and (at minimum) the year in which the evidence was written. Having qualified evidence to back up your argument substantially increases its credibility. However, having a “card” does not matter unless the warrant that you read from the evidence is both (a) read in your speech (b) convincing. Therefore, saying that some person from some blog made an assertion is equivalent to wasting your speech time. You must go through the reasoning in the evidence. Be warned, I will automatically vote against a team if I determine they are misrepresenting the evidence they are citing.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
International Debates at the Harvard College Debating Union HS 2021-05-29 WSD Finals Team Philippines Team Canada Opp Opp 3-2
International Debates at the Harvard College Debating Union HS 2021-05-29 WSD R6 Team Philippines Team Netherlands Prop Prop 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD Quarte Eton Armstrong & Battula & Chang & Robson BOW Lafferty & Paliwal & Zhang & Bansal & Gopal Prop Prop 5-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD Octofi FDTAca Chu & Lu & Lu & Oh & Yue FDTAca Perry & Deng & Guo & Wadiwala & Wu Prop Prop 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD Double TeaCan Logan & Wu & Wong & Cholakis FDTAca Xu & Zhang & Yang & Zhu & Liu Prop Prop 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD Full T TeaEng Manoj & Hussain & Factor & Chau & Dallas LeaLea Lind & Liu & Zhou & Liu & Lin Prop Prop 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD R6 WesPoi Dachner & Huang & Biswas & Lin & Gao AMInt Berg & Jha & Singh & Murray & Vakil Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 HS 2021-03-17 WSD R5 TeaCan Anzarouth & Cape & Gao & Lei & Lin SagHil Gao & Zhu & Jia & Ma Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021 2021-03-17 WSD R1 CalSou Luu & Feser & Uzomechine Complex Topography Opp
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD Finals Strake Jesuit BE Harrison AA Aff Neg 3-2
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VLD Semifi Harrison AA McMillen AW Aff Aff 2-1
Harvard Round Robin HS 2021-02-11 LDRR R5 LegChr BP Dulles AS Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2021-02-11 LDRR R4 Dulles AS Harris GC Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2021-02-11 LDRR R1 Strake ZD AmeHer EM Neg
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD Quarte Oak Grove HK Mississippi School For Mathematics and Science YN CON CON 3-0
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VLD R5 Starkville SH Henry Clay BG Neg
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 CX R3 Murrah BM Baton Rouge NX Neg
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD R3 Delbarton MS Mississippi School For Mathematics and Science LW CON
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VLD R1 Starkville BH Oak Grove AA Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2020-09-17 VWSDC Quarte USA Red USA D-Team Gold Opp Opp 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2020-09-17 LD RR R3 Harker AM Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg 2-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 LD R6 Appleton East SM Peninsula AR Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 LD R3 L C Anderson AR Plano East NG Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 LD R1 Dulles AS Canyon Crest JS Neg
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin HS 2020-04-13 LDRR R7 Harrison GC Holy Cross TJ Aff Aff 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin HS 2020-04-13 LDRR R6 Harrison SN Durham JP Neg Neg 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin HS 2020-04-13 LDRR R3 Montgomery CD Trinity Valley KK Neg Neg 2-0
Isidore Newman Online LD Round Robin HS 2020-04-13 LDRR R2 Oak Hall KZ Damien ND Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD Semifi TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan IvyPlu Liu & Ma & Xu Prop Prop 5-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD Quarte Toucan Lin & Roach & Yang & Yuan TeaCan Anzarouth & Rosen & Farrell & Li & Yan Opp Opp 3-0
Harvard College World Schools Invitational MS 2020-03-06 WSD R7 FDT Liu & Shen & Zhang & Tu & Park Blake Rannow & Gulati & Florida Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R6 FDT Yang & Singh & Leibu & Zhan & Lu TeaCan Lee & Cape & Lei & Pozios & Waxman Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R5 CanYou Sun & Ma & Liang & Deng & Chen PetBoy Khuleya & Kunaka & Lintini & Matsika & Uriri Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R3 WSDDen Hinrichs & Del Campo & Broegaard & Villadsen LinKey Li & Dixit & Xu Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R2 LinKey Zhang & Zhu & Liu WesPoi Tan & Gao & Hu & Collet Opp
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R1 LXL Li & Lin & Xu FDT Wu & Liu & Zhang & Oh & Xu Opp
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR Semis Harrison AZ AmeHer PB Neg Neg 2-1
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R5 Strake WH Lexington SG Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R4 Harrison AZ Success Academy TR Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R3 Strake ZD Lexington EL Neg Neg 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R2 Newsome DB Success Academy CE Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin 2020 HS 2020-02-14 LDRR R1 Strake AM Needham ZL Neg Neg 2-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD Finals Montgomery Blair PZ Success Academy Manhattan TR Aff Neg 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD Semifi Montgomery Blair PZ American Heritage Plantation PB Aff Aff 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD R3 North Allegheny SR Randolph AC Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R2 Needham ZL Hamilton NK Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R2 DuPont Manual DK Lexington DY Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R1 Lexington NJ McDowell SA Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 VLD R1 Carmel Valley Independent EP Lexington SG Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD R1 Needham MK Austin SFA DV Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVLD R1 St.Petersburg KT Bergen County Debate Club AK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 LD RKR Dougherty Valley KK Strake Jesuit ZD Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 LD WAU Trinity Valley KK Dougherty Valley KD Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley AA Cardinal Gibbons RS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 LD R3 American Heritage Plantation EM Northland Christian AB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2020-01-24 LD R3 Strake Jesuit JP Henry W Grady GR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD Finals Montgomery Blair PZ West Des Moines Valley AJ Aff Aff 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD Semis Evanston Twp QH West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD Quarte Appleton East SM Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Neg 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD Octas Appleton East SM Success Academy Manhattan TR Aff Aff 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD Double Lexington CH Live Oak RS Aff Aff 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R6 Scarsdale KL Lincoln IS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R6 West Des Moines Valley MD Vestavia Hills JH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R4 West Des Moines Valley AJ Rosemount TA Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R3 New Trier IV Lincoln North Star MB Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R3 Peninsula JN Lincoln North Star AE Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R2 Lexington AK Walt Whitman BW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2019-12-20 LD R2 Live Oak RS Strath Haven WL Aff
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R5 BosUni/Northe OS Columb KL Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R4 CUNY/Swarth KS UCh‍/Welles SJ Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R3 Yale NW Swarth DH Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R2 BroDeb PM Prince WJ Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2019-10-11 R1 NYU LC Northe/BosUni PW Opp
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD RR R5 Edgemont RG KAPS BT Aff Aff 2-0
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 LD Finals HL Daniel Hung GG Benjamin Who Neg Neg 5-0
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 WSD Semifi Canada Red Potomac LZRWW Aff Aff 3-0