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Law and Government Student Founds Debate Society

Joshua Bachman, Regent University joint degree-seeker in Law and Government (2009), was honored by The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) as January’s “Volunteer of The Month” for his accomplishments in founding The Webster-Calhoun Debate Society.

Initially a book club and now a noted forum for discussion, debate, and consensus on complex socio-political issues, Bachman describes the Society’s mission as “encouraging proactive observation of life.” When forming the Society Bachman chose to partner with ISI, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, because according to Bachman they “promote the transcendent questions and answers of Western Civilization where it matters most: the academy.”

After ISI provides the Society with an academic text for analysis, participants draw a resolution from the reading and then begin debate. To foster a fun community that “cuts below chit chat to raise the level of discourse,” in addition to debate, a typical symposium includes dinner and…