Debate without borders is an international debate tournament conducted fully over skype. it began in 2013 and continues to this day. we are excited to announce that in 2020, apt partnered with australia’s monash gender, peace, and security centre (monash gps) and monash international affairs society (mias) to organize a series of debates on the role of women, human rights and gender equality issues in the afghan peace process. these policy debates aim to promote women’s active leadership and participation before, during, and after peace negotiations in afghanistan’s peace process.
Farida Razaqi is an active young leader who advocates for peace and natural resources conservation. She is a lecturer at Law and Sharia Faculties of Herat University, and as part of her professional career; she leads the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Committee of Afghanistan’s Law, Sharia, and Political Science Professors’ Association. Farida has represented Herat University in many Local and National Debate Tournaments and has won several best speaker and champion awards. Besides, she has won numerous national and international awards; for instance, second best essay award in international culture and language festival of Turkey, best essay award in national Olympics, Honorable mention award in Middle East Arbitration Moot, Championship award in Jessup Afghanistan International Law Moot Court, and Best Student of the Year Award. Evermore, she arbitrated in 10 th Virtual east arbitration moot, served as a judge in Jessup moot court, and has represented Afghan youth on Global Youth Peace Fest in India and is now working as the Youth Ambassador of Change of GYPF in Afghanistan.
Tom is currently completing his first year studying a Bachelor of Arts, in which he has enjoyed deepening his understanding of international relations, political science and languages. These passions have driven him to participate in Model United Nations events in both Australia and Germany. Additionally, Tom serves in both policy advising and youth organisation leadership roles, where he enjoys contributing to creating positive change across the state of Victoria.
Georgia is in her second year of a Bachelor of Global Studies, specialising in Human Rights and minoring in International Relations. Over the course of her degree, Georgia has studied in Shanghai, participated in Model United Nations and received the Monash Community Leadership Scholarship. Georgia has always been interested in the impact of gender on global issues and has incorporated a gendered perspective into all aspects of her studies. Other than gender, Georgia’s studies focus on environmental issues, conflict and poverty.
Sabaina is a third year International Relations/Law student, with an interest in policy analysis in humanitarian law and social justice. She explored her passion to exercise diplomatic and debating skills through various domestic and international Model UN conferences. She has previously been selected to represent Monash at Harvard WorldMUN, whilst attending the Asia-Pacific Model UN competition, alongside state conferences.
Pravind is a third year Biomedical Science student who is completing additional specialisations in IR and bioethics. He was a member of the 2019 GlobalMUN delegation to Spain and has competed in a variety of local MUN competitions. Pravind has interests in politics, foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific, human development and he has a keen passion for the intersection between healthcare and human security – a field he hopes to enter after graduation.