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Rock On! Debate: A Topic Analysis in 5 Parts of the 2022 April PF Topic with Coach Lawrence Zhou

Hey, Public Forum Debaters! University of Wyoming Debate assistant coach, Team Wyoming head coach, and 2014 NSDA National Champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Lawrence Zhou is once again donating his time and talents to guest host for this episode of Rock On! Debate. In this episode, Lawrence dotes upon (spoiler: he really loves this topic) and analyzes the 2022 April Public Forum Topic: Japan should revise Article 9 of its Constitution to develop offensive military capabilities.


Lawrence's topic analysis of the 2022 April PF Topic is organized in five parts: first, he gives an introduction to Article 9; second, he provides background issues for Article 9; third, he poses some random thoughts on the topic (framing, interpretation, etc.); fourth, he discusses international relations; and fifth, he talks about arguments (pro and con) for this topic.

Links for the episode:

Wyoming Debate Roundup:

PolyMatter video:

Thank you so much to Lawrence for sharing these helpful ideas with Public Forum Debaters out there preparing for the new March topic!


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