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Famous Qatari Debaters

Abdulrahman Al Kubaisi  

Abdulrahman Al Kubaisi

Abdulrahman is the current president of the debate club at Qatar University (2017/2018), and is very active in this field. He participated in many local tournament, and received many personal achievements. His first international participation in a debating championship was during the 4th International Universities Arabic Debating Championship in 2017, where he and his team won the championship title. Later that year he participated as a judge in the EUDC (European universities Debating championship). He was chosen by QatarDebate to participate in the 2nd batch of the Elite Academy.

Mohammed Al Lakhen  

Mohammed Al Lakhen

Participated in various national and international debating championships, and received many personal awards and achievements as a debater. One of Mohammed’s biggest achievements in the debating field was winning the 3rd International Schools Arabic Debating Championship (2016) as a coach for Team Qatar. Collaborated with QatarDebate in presenting various workshops and training sessions locally and internationally, the latest one was the “Judges training workshop” on Kuwait.

Ali Al Mawlawi  

Ali Al Mawlawi

As one of the longest serving Team Qatar members, Ali began debating at a young age in 2014, and has since represented Qatar at 2 World Schools Debating Championship – Singapore 2015 & Stuttgart 2016. His International debate experience also includes representing Qatar at the Czech Republic and Romania. In addition to competitive debating, Ali has also presented two sessions at the Qatar Leadership Conference 2016 in which he shared his debate knowledge and experiences with the wider Qatari youth. Outside of the debate world, Ali is an avid sports enthusiast, who has a passion for the beautiful game - football. He plays football for his school team, as well as follows many local and international teams like his first love - Qatar Sports Club, and strangely Sunderland AFC.

Gorur Mohammed  

Gorur Mohammed

Gorur graduated from Cornell University – New York - Dietary specialist, and currently is a marketing manager at a dietary company and an employee at the Civil Aviation Authority. Gorur is a certified trainer from Binaa International Academy. Gorur started debating from a young age with QatarDebate, and participated in various local debating tournaments and events. She is also a member in Tamim Toastmasters, and an activist in volunteer and youth activities.

Bader Alsada  

Bader Alsada

His first debating participation was during the National Day championship, after that he participated in various local tournaments and championships. He was chosen to be part of Team Qatar, the team that represented Qatar in the 3rd International Schools Arabic Debating Championship in 2016, where they ended up winning the championship. He was a judge in the 2017 National Day championship.

Tariq Alhammadi  

Tariq Alhammadi

Tariq enjoys travelling, trying new things and is a water sports enthusiast. He was Captain of the best performing Team Qatar at WSDC 2015, and was the first Qatari Judge at the World Schools Debating Championship 2016. He has also represented Qatar at tournaments in Australia, Czech Republic and Romania. In Qatar, he was a Qatar Schools Debate League Nationals Finalist and was very active at the Model United Nations. He describes himself as an aspiring author and philosopher, who regularly contributes to “Your Middle East”, a grassroots movement and an agent for positive change in the MENA region.

Majed Al Ansari  

Majed Al Ansari

A witty debater who began the activity in grade 8 after watching his older sister dedicate her time to Team Qatar. He is an enthusiastic debater, particularly on topics dealing with the economy and philosophy and he is constantly making the audience laugh during his speeches. He has participated on two Worlds Schools Teams representing Qatar in both Scotland and South Africa and was a member of the winning team at the World Schools Debate Academy in Slovenia in 2011.

Reem Hany Safar  

Reem Hany Safar

Reem is a passionate debater with immense amounts of knowledge about social issues. She participates not only in debate but is an active chess player on the national team. Reem is always enthusiastic to debate and encourages others to do the same. She has tremendous amounts of courage and never gives up when forced to debate a difficult subject.

Khalid Al Khulaifi  

Khalid Al Khulaifi

Khalid is extremely well versed in political debates, specifically those dealing with International Relations. He is constantly juggling academic camps and debate practices, but he is a keen learner and shows up to practices prepared to work and excited to debate. Whenever other debaters are down, they run to Khalid as he has the ability to cheer everyone up with his witty remarks and constant smile.

Dana Al Ansari  

Dana Al Ansari

A dynamic and committed young lady who has an undying passion and love for debate ever since her participation as Team Qatar member at the WSDC 2009 in Athens, also continued to represent Qatar in WSDC 2010. She is an avid debater who has progressed to being a fabulous coach at her own school Park House from where she graduated and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Management in Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar. A super debater, brilliant coach and valued judge.

Yousef Nabeel Fakhroo  

Yousef Nabeel Fakhroo

Yousef has traveled the world debating from Oman to Scotland to Slovenia. He is an extremely confident debater offering points of information that do immense amounts of damage to the opposing team. He is always reading about cars and electronics and even placed in a robotics competition in Jordan. Yousef is always joking and even attempts to avoid practices, but enjoys debating too much that he is unable to stay away.

Sara Al Shamlan  

Sara Al Shamlan

A smart and vibrant student who regularly brings diverse accolades to Qatar Academy, where she is currently studying in Grade 12; is also a good example for QatarDebate’s impressive debaters. Not only has she taken part in WSDC 2009 and 2010 as part of Team Qatar, she has also displayed superior performances at the National Championships in Doha and other regional tournaments. A girl with multiple talents and zeal towards life who proves that debating does make leaders.

Talal Burshaid  

Talal Burshaid

A smart boy who showed rapt attention and enthusiasm towards debate, has been one of the first debaters and exemplary young leaders QatarDebate has groomed. He is also a protégée of the very reputed Qatar Leadership Academy ‘2009. In the pioneer participation of QatarDebate in WSDC 2008, Talal was one of the members in Team Qatar, bringing Qatar to international publicity through outstanding debating performances in September 2008 in Washington D.C. Currently he is enrolled at and pursuing his degree at the very prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.

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