History and Archives

Our team was founded in the early 1980s. Below is a listing of our historic accomplishments in the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) circuit as well as a listing of the presidents of our team from 1996 to 2010.

APDA President

2001-2002
Jeff Williams

APDA Board Members

Member at Large 2012-2013
Reid Bagwell

APDA Speaker of the Year

1994
Thanos Basdekis

2011-2012
Reid Bagwell

APDA Teams of the Year

1995
Arlo Devlin-Brown and Dan Stein

1994
Thanos Basdekis and Arlo Devlin-Brown

1993
Thanos Basdekis and Morty Dubin

1989
Andrew Cohen and Rob Kaplan

APDA National Champions

1999
Carissa Byrne and John Castelly

1993
Thanos Basdekis and Morty Dubin

Past Presidents of The Parliamentary Debate Society of Columbia University

2014-2015
Rishab Guha, CC ’15

2013-2014
Alexa Semonche, CC ’13

2012-2013
Katie Bentivoglio, CC ’13

2011-2012
Denise Yu, CC’12

2010-2011
Rohan Jotwani CC ’12

2009-2010
Dhruv Vasishtha, CC ’11

2007-2009
David Yin, CC ’09

2005-2007
Josh Morrison, CC ’07

2004-2005
Jon Blitzer, CC’07

2003-2004
Todd Berzon, CC ’05

2002-2003
Evan Mayo-Wilson, CC ’03

2001-2002
Harry Layman, CC ’02

2000-2001
Daniel Lee, CC ’01

1999-2000
Jeff Williams, CC ’02

1998-1999
Jess Wendover, CC ’99

1997-1998
Matt Schwartz, CC ’99

1996-1997
Sanoj Stephen, CC ’97

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