The 4th TRAP : Wear Your Thinking Cap, Learn How to Trap!

.jpg”>Logo The 4th TRAP 2015

On the last April 18th, 2015, EDS UI hold the 4th TRAP (Training in Rebuttals, Arguments, and Principles). It took place in Fasilkom UI. TRAP is the national debate seminar that has been held by EDS UI annually, since 2012. It includes seminar and focus group discussion. The issues that were brought in the 4th TRAP are about economics and artificial intelligence. The speakers and facillitators ouf TRAP seminar and focus group discussion are the fabulous alumni and members of EDS UI who have a lot of experience in debating world. They transferred their knowledge about debate and everything-including issues- that related to debate.

The speakers of 4th TRAP Seminar were really awesome, they were Melanie Tedja, Dayu Nirma Amurwanti, and Hisar Maruli Manurung, Ph. D. Melanie Tedja is one of our best alumni, she got many times best speaker title of Founders Trophy, IVED, Australian Intervarsity, etc. She was delivering a session about basic debating skills. Dayu Nirma Amurwanti is an awesome woman who has got so many champion title in IVED ITB, ALSA UI, etc. She was presenting 101 Economics- she is the master. Hisar Maruli Manurung Ph.D is the lecturer of Universitas Indonesia and also one of the EDS UIs founder. He shared a lot about artificial intelligence and technology-related-debate.

4th TRAP 2015-participantsAfter the seminar, participants went for the focus group discussion. The participants were divided into 4 groups and each group consist of approximately 20 people. The facillitators of first group were Anastasia Sijabat, Hudzaifah Abdullah, and Alif Azadi; The second groups facillitators were, Kristi Ardiana and Baim Panji Indra; The third groups facillitators were Priscilla and Terry Muthahhari; and the last groups facillitators were Gabriel Charlotte and Aldwin Octavianus,. This Focus Group Discussion provided access to the participants to learn more about debating, in a more relax setting of discussion as well as question and answer.
The 4th TRAP also had a lot of prizes for participants. The best question for every seminar session was given a prize, also winners of a quiz in the beginning of the event and right before the closing. The other prize also goes to the best tweet using hashtag #TRAP2015.

It really was a fun saturday to spent with everyone wearing their thinking caps and learn how to “trap” the opponents in the charm of our speech.
See you on next year’s TRAP! (RSG)

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UI Championed The First National Maritime Debate Contest


The first ever National Maritime Debate Contest or Piala Kasal 2015 -Kepala Staf Angkatan Laut (Indonesia Chief of Navy red.) was concluded in April 12th 2015 with a victory by EDS UI. This two days competition – which was quaintly held in a real navy ship with an intricate system of Chambers, an unprecedented feat – specialized on Maritime-related Motions that posed a distinct challenge towards all of the debaters. Fortunately, our delegates manage to overcome the Motions and some, if not all, of the other teams participating in this year’s NMDC. This resulted in a win and another championship title for EDS UI – in this occasion attained by UI A comprised of Boby Andika Ruitang (Psychology, 2009), Revaldi Nathanael Wirabuana (Law, 2012), and Albert Santoso (Engineering, 2010) who managed to topple down the Motion: This House Would Extend the Moratorium on Fishing License and triumphed over Bina Nusantara A.Psychology

We are also proud to have one other team representing us which was UI B comprised of Boy Al Idrus (Law, 2011), Ibrahim Pandji Indra (Social and Political Sciences, 2012), and Jessica Andriani Liong (Vocational Study, 2013). UI B managed to break to the Quarterfinal Round after only being defeated once in the Preliminary Rounds. But alas, lady luck was not on our side in the QF round and UI B did not managed to defend the Motion: TH Regrets the Appointment of Susi Pudjiastuti as the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Nevertheless, we know that all of our delegates fought with their best efforts and we could not have been more proud with the results obtained.

This effort was reflected by us placing within the Top of the Best Speakers list with Boby Andika Ruitang being the Best Speaker of the 1st NMDC. Boby’s teammate quickly followed his feet with Albert Santoso snatching co-2nd Best Speaker and Revaldi Nathanael Wirabuana grabbing co-4th Best Speaker. But our list of achievements does not stop there because we also managed to claim one more Best Speaker title within this year’s NMDC. And that title was given to Boy Al Idrus for being the 9th Best Speaker of NMDC. Not too shabby, eh?

There has been rumors that NMDC will be an annual debate competition. If that’s true, then we will be ready to grab some more title and have some more fun in the sun! Good Luck and Have a Good One, debaters! (ITR)