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Interview with Josh Martin and Lazar Pop Ivanov
Submitted by Dimitar Vandovski on 24 August 2013
Josh Martin is this year's Forum British Parliamentary Track Leader. He is based in Southern California with a background predominantly in British Parliamentary where he has been competing, judging and training for over a decade now. Josh was a Worlds Masters Finalist in 2010, the United States National Champion in 2007, and has been the top rated judge from the United States for the three years in a row at the National Championships.
In the interview, he speaks of his impressions of the Global Youth Forum and the perception of the debate in USA. Here you can watch the full interview.
Lazar Pop Ivanov is this year's Forum Coaches and Judges Track Leader. Lazar is a debate trainer from Macedonia, and has been a part of the Youth Forum as a debater, coach and for the past four years now, as a trainer on both the Mixed Team Track as well as on the Coaches and Judges Track. Back in Macedonia he is part of the Youth Educational Forum organization, teaching debate to high school and University students. He studied law and did his Master's in international law and international relations.
Our media team spoke with him about his experience on the previous Youth Forums, his methodology of teaching debate and the perception of debate in Macedonia. You can watch the full interview here.