International Debates at the Harvard College Debating Union

2021 — Online, MA/US



We are very excited to announce the inaugural International Debates at the Harvard College Debating Union. This will be a round robin style event consisting of national teams attending WSDC. The dates are May 29th-31st. 

We are excited to offer a high quality CAP, high quality judges, and high quality competition. The schedule, number of prelims, and pods will be determined by the number of applications (we expect to accept between seven and twelve teams).

Applications are open here! They are due by May 1st, at midnight eastern time. 

We are excited to host you!

Ishan Bhatt, convener, available at

Aditya Dhar, co-director, available at

Tournament Information:

Application Procedure:

1. Any team wanting to apply must be the national representative team of their country at the 2021 WSDC tournament. 

2. Please fill out the form linked above to apply to the tournament. If selected, will receive an email confirming your attendance and then you must register your team for the tournament through tabroom. 

Competition Rules:

The format will be World Schools Debating Championships style. All rules and formats on tournament procedure not explicitly stated will follow the WSDC handbook.

Judging will be WSDC-style (independent ballots). 

Motions will be impromptu. 


We will operate Harvard-provided zoom rooms for prep rooms and competition.