ADI selects only the finest faculty from the best regions! No artificial additives, full of experience and bursting with joy and energy. This is our list for this year!
In Alphabetical Order
Ah Young Kim
DCA UADC 2011, DCA NEAO 2009 & 2010, Koc Worlds Quarterfinalist Judge, UADC 2010 Grand Finals Judge Assumption Worlds ESL Quarterfinalist, Asians Octofinalist, Two time NEAO Best Speaker, ADI faculty 2008 onwards
Ahyoung is a debate junkie who never seems to be able to stay away from debate for long. She is loving to those who are freshly starting out debate and want to learn, but can be harsh to those who know 'enough' and doesn't put in everything for improvement. She may sometimes confuse herself as a cat, watch out for those claws!
Andy Hume won the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) in 1997 for the Glasgow University Union. He served as Chief Adjudicator at Glasgow Worlds in 2001, as Deputy Chief Adjudicator at Sydney Worlds in 2000 and the European Debating Championships (EUDC) in Zagreb in 2003, and has judged three WUDC and four EUDC Grand Finals. He is also the author of the rules for the WUDC Public Speaking competition. He now coaches debating at Paragon Debate and Communications Academy in Seoul, South Korea. He likes beer.
DCA UADC 2011, DCA AUDC 2009, Asian Semi Finalist, 4 times Royal Malaysian Champion, IIUM Coach since 2005, Coached two Malaysian High Schools to National Champion. Engineer, student of life, sole survivor of Krypton and lover of pizzas.
Emory University Debate Team Staff 2003-Present, National Debate Project Consultant 2005-Present, Atlanta Urban Debate League Tournament Director 2003-Present, Atlanta Urban Debate League Faculty 2003-Present, Korean Debate Association Faculty 2006, ADI Faculty 2006-2010, KHDC Tabulation Director 2007, KDI School January Semester English Faculty 2008, Korean in Spirit 1981-Present
Founder of the Asian Debate Institute, Founder of the Northeast Asian Open, CA Asians 2007, DCA AUDC 2005, DCA Asians 2008, DCA Australs 2009. PHD student studying Rhetoric and Politics @ Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Altanta Hawks Fan!
Chief Adjudicator of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) 2011 and 2005, CA Australasians 2003, DCA UADC 2010, Asians 2004, NEAO 2009 & 2008, Asian BP Championships 2009. Two time Asian Champion and Best Speaker, Australs Finalist and 4th Best Speaker, Worlds Octofinalist and top 20 speaker. Professor at Chung Ang University, resident of Haebangchon, collector of exercise machines.
Loke Wing Fatt
Loke Wing Fatt, the President of the Society for Associated Inter-Tertiary Debaters (SAID), a not-for-profit debate education organisation in Singapore, has been a debate coach since 1994. He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to promoting the good art of debating in "debate-developing nations", especially nations in Asia. Fondly known as the "God-Father" of China debating, he has been awarded honorary degrees by two Chinese universities for his sustained devotion to the enlargement of the debating community in China in the past decade. Loke Wing Fatt is regularly invited to teach and judge debate in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Slovenia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.
- Masters students at the Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies. Coach of Underwood Union, Yonsei’s Underwood International College Debating Society. Grandfinals Adjudicator in the 2007 UTMARA Australasian. Asian Debate Institute faculty since 2007. DCA for NEAO and KNC. Has the tendency to regress to spazzing fangirl when watching Bollywood Movies or Japanese Drama
Coach of the Debate Association of Ewha (DAE) -- CA of the Korean Highschool Debate Championships, 2008 -- Teaches writing, rhetoric, speech & debate at Ewha University -- Long-time ADI instructor
Sandeep signed up for the debate team at a friends insistence for company in tryouts - and has never looked back since. A regular in the debate scene in Hong Kong whether at a High School or University level, Sandeep can be found at the various libraries of the University of Hong Kong, where he is completing a double degree in international relations and law. Don't be fooled though, the only reason he's there is because it offers him a quiet place for a quick snooze in between classes! His debate exploits include being the best speaker of the grand final of the East Asian BP Tournament and competing in the Worlds ESL Quarterfinals. He will be DCA at the 2010 NEAO.
CA AUDC 2009, DCA Australs 2010 and Korea Australs bid, DCA UADC 2010 and Asians BP 2009, Three-time Asians Universities Debate Champion, Australs Finalist and Worlds Octofinalist, Judged Australs and Worlds Finals, former lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University, actively campaigns for more men to wear pink.
Suthen Tate Thomas
- DCA Worlds 2010, DCA Australs 2008, Worlds Octofinalist, Australs Finalists, Asian Champion
TJ, was one of the founding members and Prime Minister of Assumption International English Debating Society (AI). He was a breaking debater in international tournaments, such as 12th All-Asians (Malaysia) and SMU Hammers (Singapore), a Grand Finalist in national competitions, Chief Adjudicator of UADC 2010, Chief Adjudicator of Asian BP Championship 2009, DCA for AUDC 2009, DCA for East Asian BP and Breaking Adjudicators in WUDC, Australs and Asians. Convenor of 11th All Asians and the 28th World I Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) - specially known as "the only man whole rode an elephant to the grand final".
Zheng Bo is the Director of English Debating Program at the Office of International Programs in the School of International Studies, Peking University. He is one of the first Chinese Breaking Adjudicators in WUDC. Being also Breaking Adjudicator in UADC and WUPID, Grand Final Adjudicator of Asian BP and North East Asian Open 2009, CA of Peking University IV 2010, DCA of North East Asian Open 2010, he is currently promoting the development of English Debating all over China.