Upcoming: Keep an eye out for Brookings Senior Fellow Bob Litan's upcoming book on how further integrating debate into the curriculum nationwide can reduce educational inequality and political polarization.
WUDL in Spring Valley Magazine
May 01, 2020
A great profile of the experience of a novice debater attending the Ornstein Summer Debate Institute in 2019.
WUDL in the New York Times
August 04, 2019
The New York Times covered the 5th Annual Ornstein Summer Debate Institute, the WUDL 2020 Democratic Primary Watch Party, and more in this powerful piece
Bloomberg reported on efforts by our partner, the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, to expand their legal and professional mentorship program to the WUDL. This program will provide mentorship and enrichment opportunities for WUDL students.
The Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate League was featured in the Washington Post! More than double the size of last year's institute, the institute featured three novice labs and a lab for returning debaters, an all-star staff recruited from around the nation and culminated in a tournament hosted by Georgetown University.
WUDL, the Matthew H. Ornstein Foundation, and Reed Smith are featured in BisNow. Reed Smith and the Ornstein Foundation hosted a fundraiser for the WUDL, raising awareness and money to expand debate in public schools in the D.C. area.
Bisnow and Fox 5 came out to cover the first annual Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute. Hosted by the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, the summer institute brought together students from around the area to kick off the Washington Urban Debate League.