Ania Gleich

Ania Gleich

Ania studies comparative literature at the University of Vienna, a degree which she only just started in October of 2014. Yet, as part of the writing team, she is already a dedicated member of the Vienna EUDC OrgCom, and a passionate debater.

Through an acquaintance, she became familiar with the concept of debating, and decided to attend DKWien’s introduction event in October of this year. She loved it instantly and we’re very happy to say she has stayed with us ever since. The reason Ania enjoys debating so much is because she says the intellectually challenging exchange of arguments is exactly what she feels is missing from the curriculum at school, and provides the stimulation she says had been missing from her life. Debating forces Ania to reconsider her own opinions and confront various points of view, something she thoroughly values as she says it is conducive to self-development. More than that, though, Ania loves the company of reflective and thoughtful people even more than the actual motions and the process of learning how to debate competitively. To her, debating is not just about winning, she also profits from the vast amount of knowledge she picks up during training rounds, sometimes on topics or motions that she knew nothing about going into the debate.

As for EUDC, she decided to join spontaneously one day when she heard about the project during a training session. Ania loves writing and has been pursuing it for as long as she can remember. She sees even rather straightforward pieces like applications for sponsorship as a creative challenge. If given unlimited resources, Ania would ensure that the reach of EUDC were expanded further by hosting the event at an even bigger location and involving even more people, as she thinks the project is so noteworthy the general population should be made as aware of it as possible. She enjoys being part of such a close-knit team and working towards the common goal of making debaters feel welcome, for no remuneration other than a sense of fulfilment. Ania says EUDC will have been successful if, when it’s all over, we all feel we have done our absolute best to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves and felt stimulated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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