From the founders of the ChengDa Union Society:
“Time spent arguing is, oddly enough, almost never wasted.”
— Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens built up most of his career debating, rarely avoiding controversy or easy answers. Having attended both Oxford and Cambridge, Hitchens was educated in an environment that was geared towards the free exchange of ideas. Both universities feature almost 200-year old Union Societies. These unions advocate free speech, intellectual freedom, the fight against prejudice and the free exchange of ideas through debate. Both unions have grown into large institutions with the ability to attract famous speakers, ranging from Jawaharlal Nehru and the Dalai Lama to Michael Jackson and Johnny Depp.
An organization with similar goals and ideals at NCCU is the ChengDa Union Society. The Union aims to provide a forum on the edge of controversy in debating subjects relevant to international politics and security, business, art and entertainment, culture and many others. Members will have opportunities to square off with experts and interact with distinguished speakers. The ChengDa Union Society marks a real investment in your educational and social experience during your time at NCCU.
If you are interested, please join us at the official signing of the ChengDa Union Society Constitution on the 7th of November at 17:30 in the English Corner on the 12th floor of the General Building (North Wing). We look forward to seeing you there.
In the meantime, if you would like to learn more, check out this video.