The Missouri Debate Union


About Us

Established in 2020, the Missouri Debate Union (or just MDU) dedicates itself to furthering the values of civic engagement and education which are enshrined in its founding. We shall strive to provide opportunities for all members to hone and polish rhetorical as well as intellectual capabilities through hosting debates, speakers, and other philanthropic activities.

Members Benefits

Discuss recent world events, learn to collaborate with peers to problem-solve, and, most importantly, engage in lively debates!

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MDU's Executive Board

Gwendalyn Blevins Profile

Gwendalyn Blevins

Main Contact (President)
Jaden Reed Profile

Jaden Reed

Secondary Contact (Vice President)
Benjamin Baumgart Profile

Benjamin Baumgart

Financial Contact (Treasurer)
Trey Trapani Profile

Trey Trapani

General Secretary
Madina Band-Ali Profile

Madina Band-Ali

Logistics Chair
Aidan Pittman Profile

Aidan Pittman

Social Chair


Missouri Debate Union

University of Missouri
Columbia Missouri
United States