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The Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education strives to embody every aspect of Emory's vision statement. Programmatic decisions are driven by a desire to assist in making Emory a "destination university internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership." Competitive debate, community outreach, and campus engagement activities all support the holistic development of students, helping them to become leaders who change the world for the better.

- Changing the world one word at a time -

National ChampionshipMiddle School DebateStand Your Ground Debate 2013