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We are pleased to announce the inaugural Regents’ Cup and encourage you to reach out to your students to promote wide participation.

With your assistance, we hope to identify a committed, dynamic, diverse and innovative group of students to apply to be on the ASU team in the inaugural competition. The applicants should be full-time students at any level (first-year through graduate students), have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and be willing to train, rehearse and learn during the summer and fall. The Regents plan to award scholarship support to the members of the winning teams. Faculty and student at competition

A celebration of free speech, civil discourse and democratic engagement at Arizona’s public universities, the Regents’ Cup engages students in rigorous debate anchored by respect and civil discourse. The Regents’ Cup provides an opportunity for students to compete through debate for scholarships and course credit in an engaging competition showcasing the commitment of the universities to upholding the intrinsic rights of all students to liberty and freedom of speech.   The culminating event will be a tri-university competition at the University of Arizona on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Each university will be represented by a team of 18 students who will participate in debate, civil dialogue and persuasive storytelling, drawing on personal narratives in social and cultural contexts.

2019 Regents’ Cup
Saturday, November 16, 2019
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The University of Arizona
Encourage students to apply by Friday, April 26, 2019

Leading the ASU team are:

  • Lois Brown, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
  • Frederick Corey, Office of the University Provost
  • Nicola Foote, Barrett, The Honors College
  • Jennifer Linde, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
  • Adam Symonds, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
  • Bonnie Wentzel, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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