Topic: Should multiculturalism and tolerance prevail over human rights and national sovereignty in immigration policy?
Today was the great debate that some of the students have been stressing over since their arrival. A particular difficulty of the assignment, besides not having a lot of time to prepare, was that students had to be prepared to argue either side of the question. That reminds me of what my grandfather and his sister would do — take different sides of an issue and debate it, then switch sides and start again! Definitely a way to broaden one’s mind and to see issues from a different perspective.
Prof. Kohm called the students two at a time and told them which side to argue, either affirmative or negative. Dan, Dr. Manjikian and I “judged” by filling out notecards with comments about their presentation and substance. They did an outstanding job. As you can see from the photos, it was a lot of fun and nobody passed out or had to be taken to the hospital!
And, as promised in my previous post, here is a picture of today’s lunch: