Upcoming Public Debates

The University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Debating Union will be hosting a free public debate at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the University Club (Ballroom B). The event is the first in the Marcella L. Finegold Memorial Public Debate Series “Addressing Inequality”. The debate is focused on bridging the disciplinary divide between humanistic and medical approaches to trans health concerns.

More details will follow!


Pitt is hosting two public debates this fall. The first is an audience-centered debate workshop at 6 pm on Thursday, November 30 in CL G8, on the topic: "Should Pitt provide a new home for the Stephen Foster Statue."


The second is a student-led debate and deliberation at 3 pm on Friday, December 8 in CL G24, on the topic: "Pittsburgh would benefit from becoming Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2)."