Oxford-Style Debate: "Net Neutrality" (January 18, 2017 at 6:30pm)

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This month's debate topic: "Government should implement Net Neutrality.” "Net Neutrality" is defined as: the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

This is an invitation to attend and watch a live Oxford-Style Debate as an audience. This event is in collaboration with Micgoat (https://www.micgoat.com/), an app based on a free online community, where individuals around the world come to debate society's biggest issues in politics, finance, sports, and more via live video.

Garrett Lang (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/4696354/) and Fredrik Stranton (https://www.meetup.com/debateclub-6/members/68578742/) will team up against Rob Guzman (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/191279019/) and Louis Saintvil (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/192589849/) in debating for and against the Motion, respectively. It will be moderated by Thomas (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/15961611/).

The debate format will follow the "Oxford-Style" format, including: 1) opening statements; 2) rebuttals and "cross-fire;" 3) questions from audience; and 4) closing statements.

How this topic is relevant: last month the FCC voted to repeal restrictions on internet service providers (https://www.fcc.gov/restoring-internet-freedom).


Even Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018


594 Broadway
11th Floor, Suite 1106
New York, NY 10012

Event Schedule:

6:30pm -- pre-debate intro and social (BYOB)

7:00 to 8:30pm -- the Oxford-Style Debate (pro vs. con of the Motion)