Expert Topic Lecture from Georgetown Debate Seminar

Wish you could hear a topic lecture from experts in the field of space policy? Thanks to the Georgetown Debate Seminar, your wish has come true. In addition to a traditional topic lecture from one of its debate instructors, the students and teachers at the Seminar were also provided with the opportunity to enjoy a a lengthy lecture and discussion with Charlie Chafer and Alan Ladwig, two men whose careers have been spent on the cutting edge of U.S. space policy.

Chafer, a former high school debater from Oklahoma and a championship debater at Georgetown University, is one of the world’s leading space entrepreneurs. He has frequently testified before Congress and has received many awards for his contributions to the advancement of space scholarship and commercial space leadership. Ladwig is a senior administrator at NASA appointed by President Obama who boasts a decorated career in both the public and private sectors. Together, Chafer and Ludwig have many decades of experience dealing with the issues that students will confront during the upcoming season.

Over the course of the lecture and discussion, both experts provide a wealth of information to help students prepare to debate space. More importantly, they present students with a passionate case for the importance of space policy to their lives and to the future of the planet.

To view the lecture, please head over to Debate Vision. It is also embedded below the fold.

2 thoughts on “Expert Topic Lecture from Georgetown Debate Seminar

  1. Bill Batterman Post author

    For What It's Worth:

    If you're on the fence about watching this (which is fair given the time investment required), I strongly encourage you to do so. I've been to a lot of topic lectures and this is by far the best I've ever seen. While it cannot replace a debate-centric lecture, it communicates the importance of these issues to students (and coaches) in a way that no debate instructor ever could. It's hard to watch these men speak and not be jacked up to debate space policy.


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