Debate To Focus On World Trade Organization And U.S. Involvement

Oct. 28, 2003

Two Baylor University graduate students and a British debate team will debate the United States' involvement in the World Trade Organization as part of the Rufus and Alline Huff Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Roxy Grove Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The debate, "Resolved: The U.S. Should Withdraw from the World Trade Organization," will feature Baylor students Terri Easley and David Cisneros taking the affirmative side. British debaters Tom Hay and Tom Hamilton will provide the opposing viewpoint. Hay, who received a degree in politics, economics and philosophy from Oxford University, was Oxford's Debater of the Year in 2001. Hamilton, who is pursuing a doctorate in theology and ethics, was a World's debate finalist in 2002 and a European finalist in 2003.

The debate will last approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by a question/answer session.

The annual Huff debate is made possible by the generous contributions of the family and friends of Col. and Mrs. Rufus Huff. Two of the Huff's three sons graduated from Baylor: Richard Huff (B.A., 1969) and Wayne Huff (B.A., 1972). Both Richard and Wayne Huff are attorneys and participated in debate during their high school years. Wayne Huff and his wife, Melinda Smith Huff, won numerous awards as members of Baylor's debate program.

For more information, contact Dr. Karla Leeper, associate professor of communication studies and The Glenn R. Capp Professor of Forensics, at 710-1621.

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