Daring Debates is a one-of-a-kind debate series which aims to bring students from varied backgrounds and regions in the discourse of critical issues that concern South Asia in general and India in particular. It is an initiative to promote students’ participation in the overall process of policy ideation and formation and to ensure that their opinions reach various stakeholders in the gamut.
In 2017, Daring Debates will attempt to invoke a discussion on ethics in healthcare. The topic: “Medical Oath: A moral compass no more” will be contested between various teams, each consisting of two members – one speaking for, and the other against the motion. Students from various medical colleges of Delhi, Goa, Lucknow, Puducherry and Guwahati will compete.
The winning team/duo from each city will travel to Goa for the face-off at the finale at Difficult Dialogues to be held at the International Centre, Goa on February 12, 2017. Senior administrators, experts and scholars will be the judges.
Puducherry: 9 January 2017, Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences
Lucknow: 18 January 2017, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
Guwahati: 23 January 2017, Assam Times Foundation and Gauhati Medical College
Delhi: 30 January 2017, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
Goa: 6 February 2017, Goa Medical College