This would not be the first cooperation of EDS UI had, but it sure is worth the attention. This time CAUSINDY or Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth, in cooperation with telkomtelstra, invited us to join a bilateral debate on diplomacy. English Debating Society Universitas Indonesia had earned the opportunity to be a part of the of the discussion on bridging the relation between Indonesia and neighboring country, Australia. This one round of debate was held on 3rd September 2016 in telkomtelstra’s Jakarta office.
The motion for the debate is “(THBT) Economic diplomacy is more effective than cultural diplomacy as a tool to strengthen the Australian Indonesian bilateral relationship”. EDS representations for this exciting opportunity are Gabriel Charlotte (Psychology, 2012), Boby Andika (Psychology, 2009) and Roderick Sibarani (Economics and Business, 2009). Joining the excitement is the University of Sydney debate team who debated as proposition to the motion. The two teams contributed their analysis on economic and cultural diplomacy with the help of telkomtelstra in connecting the two countries.
Interestingly, we did not fly to Australia for this debate, nor did the University of Sydney’s delegation came to Indonesia. The debate between the two countries was made possible by telkomtelstra’s video call state of the art technology and outstanding network connection. You can find pictures of how the call was conducted in our Twitter as well as in CAUSINDY’s Twitter account.
EDS UI is very proud to be a part of the organization’s goal to sustain relationship between the two countries and to become a society who joins the discourses outside the debating chamber. We hope we can continue contributing and cooperating in the future. Let’s follow @eds_ui on twitter and add @yiu7536f on LINE for more exciting news!
In the beginning of this semester EDS took a jumpstart by holding the first, of what is planned to be annual, Anti-Corruption Debate in cooperation with TOTAL E&P Indonésie (TEPI). Not only did we send a team to the competition, but we also sent a team of organizing committee and adjudication core to make it happen. This event was a Bahasa Indonesia debate under the theme of anti-corruption.
Leading the committee was Hana Ramadhanti (Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 2013) who supervised the project that involves 12 teams on the 31st of August to the 1st of September in Pusat Studi Jepang, Universitas Indonesia. Arranging the motions along with TOTAL E&P were co-CAs Jessica Andriani (Economics Extension Program, 2016) and Averina Edwina (Engineering, 2015).
Also taking up roles as debaters were Aditya Padmanaba (Economics, 2014), Ibrahim Panji (Social and Political Sciences, 2012), and Dinda Adhalia Royhan (Social and Political Sciences, 2013). They won two out of three preliminary rounds, making them the second breaking team of the competition. Smoothly making their way to the grand final, EDS UI team concluded their performance with a heated debate under the motion “Dewan ini percaya bahwa perusahaan harus bertanggung jawab atas tindakan korupsi (seperti penyuapan) yang dilakukan oleh vendor/kontraktor yang memiliki kontrak kerja sama dengan perusahaan” as opposition against Institut Teknologi Bandung.
Finally, the motion stood, earning us second place on the competition. Luckily, all three speakers earned a spot in the top ten speakers, with Ibrahim Panji (Social and Political Sciences, 2012) as the overall best speaker. Dinda Adhalia Royhan (Social and Political Sciences, 2013) and Aditya Padmanaba (Economics, 2014) followed as third and fourth best speaker respectively.
We are proud of our delegates performance and our organizing committee’s amazing hard work that surely paid off! We are excited to join more collaborations in the future. Do follow @eds_ui on twitter and add @yiu7536f on LINE for more updates!