The Committee on International Discussion and Debate exists within the structure of the National Communication Association as a standing committee and serves to promote international understanding and the practice of communication through discussion and debates between students from the United States and other nations.
Specific objectives of this program are to:
- Broaden the scope of international educational and cultural exchanges by providing a channel for the exchange of ideas and attitudes among students and young people in America and throughout the world;
- Make possible informal meetings among students, college and university personnel, and the general citizenry of participating countries;
- Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas about the educational systems of the countries involved;
- Reinforce the importance of dialogue as a preferred means for resolving international and intercultural differences;
- Maintain and enhance the ties between the National Communication Association and forensics organizations, forensics programs, and their sponsoring academic departments throughout the United States; and
- Provide opportunities to enhance an understanding and appreciation of the discipline of communication both in other nations and in the United States.
Stephen Llano, Carly Woods, Anne Marie Todd, and Brian Lane
CIDD Tour Coordinator
Contact Sarah Jane Snider for information about hosting a tour or participating in CIDD activities at firstname.lastname@example.org.