Committee on International Discussion and Debate

CIDDThe Committee on International Discussion and Debate promotes international understanding and the practice of communication through discussion and debates between students from the United States and other nations.

The 2014 CIDD British Debate Tour has begun! 

9/28-9/30          Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA
9/30-10/2          Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
10/2-10/4          University of Denver, Denver, CO
10/4-10/6          East Central University, Ada, OK
10/6-10/8          Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
10/8-10/10        West Texas A&M University, Amarillo, TX
10/10-10/12       University of North Texas, Denton, TX
10/12-10/14       Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
10/14-10/15       Chesapeake Community College, Wye Mills, MD
10/15-10/17       Prince Georges' Community College, Largo, MD
10/17-10/19       George Washington University, Washington, DC
10/19-10/21       Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
10/21-10/23       Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
10/23-10/27       University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
10/27-10/29       The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
10/29-10/31       Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
10/31-11/3         University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
11/3-11/6           Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
11/6-11/9           Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
11/9-11/11         University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
11/11-11/13       St. Leo University, St. Leo, FL
11/13-11/15       St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
11/15-11/18       University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
11/18-11/20       DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
11/20                NCA 100th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

Past CIDD Tours:

To learn about the latest CIDD sponsored debate tour in Japan, click here.

Coverage of the Fall 2013 British Debate Tour 

Davis & Elkins College Debate Coverage -- Click Here 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Debate Coverage -- Click Here
 /uploadedImages/Convention_and_Events/Other_Events/british-debate.jpgPenn State University Debate Announcement -- Saturday November 9th at 5 p.m.  -- Click Here  

University of North Texas -- Debate Introduction Prezi Presentation
Irvine Valley College Debate Coverage-- Click Here  

About CIDD 

Specific objectives of the CIDD program are to:

  1. 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;
  2. Make possible informal meetings among students, college and university personnel, and the general citizenry of participating countries;
  3. Facilitate the exchange of information and ideas about the educational systems of the countries involved;
  4. Reinforce the importance of dialogue as a preferred means for resolving international and intercultural differences; 
  5. 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
  6. Provide opportunities to enhance an understanding and appreciation of the discipline of communication both in other nations and in the United States.

CIDD Leadership
Carly Woods, Anne Marie Todd, Wayne Kraemer, and Ted Sheckels  

CIDD Tour Coordinator
Contact Sarah Jane Snider for information about hosting a tour or participating in CIDD activities.