The great debate

Public Forum


ANU Bar University Avenue, Acton ACT 0200


Wednesday, 3 July, 2013 - 17:45 to 19:30

One of the highlights of Asia Pacific Week, the Great Debate will be held in the informal and relaxed atmosphere of the ANU Bar, and will pit ANU academics against their alumni counterparts. This year’s topic will be 'Who are the change-makers in the Asia-Pacific region - academics or alumni?'.

One team will consist of ANU academics and the other will comprise graduates of the ANU. This is sure to be an exciting event, as both sides try to out-do each other with their knowledge, expertise and impact on the Asia Pacific region.  Unlike most other debates, emphasis in the Great Debate will be placed on enjoyment and entertainment – while debating skills may come in handy, more points (and favour with the crowd) will flow from quick thinking, humour, wit, and unconventional lines of reasoning. This event will be moderated by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Marnie Hughes-Warrington and is sure to be an exciting and engaging event.

This debate is free and is presented by the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

More information on Asia Pacific Week 2013 is available at




Michael Tan
0499 718 559

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