From the Program Director's Desk

December 19, 2019

As part of our partnership with the Forum on the Arms Trade, WUDL students were able to participate at a really cool event at the Embassy of Finland. The event, sponsored by Girls Security, centered around young women interested in pursuing a career in National Securit...

December 16, 2019

This past weekend, the WUDL held its last tournament of 2019, and fourth of the 2019-2020 season. We are officially half way through the debate season! 

I'd like to recognize several highlights: 

--This tournament was a bit of a coming out party for the School Without Wa...

December 10, 2019

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League took more than 30 students to the prestigious New York Fall Face-Off. This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the national Tournament of Champions at the end of the year. It brings together the best teams fro...

November 8, 2019

This past weekend, the Washington Urban Debate League kicked off the 2019-2020 regular season at Cardozo Education Campus. The first tournament of the year is always hectic, with hordes of eager new debaters and new judges figuring out the flow of a tournament. 

First o...

October 7, 2019

  

On Sept 20th - 22nd, the WUDL Travel Team participated in the Georgetown Day School Invitational. This tournament is the kick-off of our travel schedule, and indeed is the first tournament of the year for most national circuit programs on the East Coast. The tou...

August 8, 2019

Our summer institute is named after Matthew Harris Ornstein, a young man who found his voice, his confidence, and a home in the debate community. One of his favorite experiences was his time at summer debate institutes while a debater at Georgetown Day School. He passe...

May 31, 2019

The WUDL believes that young people have a lot to say about the issues of the day, and knows that they'll make the case with more grace, facts, and persuasion than most political leaders. 

As a result, we are always looking for cool ways for our students to speak their...

May 28, 2019

This afternoon, the last program of the WUDL season concluded, the Citi Foundation Financial Literacy Debates. 

The Citi Foundation has generously supported a series of debates and workshops about financial literacy concepts. Financial literacy is a critical skill that...

May 28, 2019

Expanding our staff means being able to recruit new schools and expand our footprint to new programs across the D.C. area. 

Our first new recruit for 2019-20 is actually quite personal for me. As a new homeowner in Ward 4, I want to contribute to a strong and vibrant ed...

April 17, 2019

This past weekend, the students from the WUDL participated in multiple national tournaments, the Urban Debate National Championship and the MS Urban Debate National Tournament. We had quite a weekend.  

By the numbers: 

Entries in HS: 2 Teams (DCI, DuVal)

Entries in...