Asociación Mexicana de Debate
The Mexican Debate Association [Asociación Mexicana de Debate] (AMD) is a non-governmental organization that promotes debate in México. The objective of the AMD is to spread debate culture across the country and to promote spaces for the cultivation of freedom of speech. AMD also seeks to form citizens that can become agents of change in their communities by generating solutions to problems through dialogue.
Made up by students, former students and debate coaches with experience at the most important debating competitions in the world, the AMD organizes and collaborates in the running of debate competitions through the year in Mexico.
Among the most important events organized by the AMD are the two university-level national championships (one in Spanish, the other in English), both of these are held in the British Parliamentary format. Furthermore, AMD organizes and coordinates a Metropolitan Debate League in Mexico City. The AMD also offers debate training in its constant effort to promote an activity that it firmly believes can aid in fostering a democratic culture and society in Mexico, as well as in empowering youths to take an active role in their communities, be they local, national or global.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey is a university founded in 1943 with the vision of developing leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, humanistic outlook, global vision and who are globally competitive. It currently has 31 campuses in Mexico, 25 offices, 16 international liaison offices worldwide and an offering of 54 undergraduate courses, 57 master degrees and specialties, 10 Ph. degrees and 3 senior high-school programs assisting more than 85,000 students. The institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and it is ranked 206 among the 900 best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings (2016-2017). In the employer reputation indicator stands as the number 1 in Mexico and as the 56th worldwide. In the QS University Rankings: Latin America (2016) it ranks seventh and it is the only Latin American university listed in the Princeton Review’s Top Schools for Entrepreneurship (2017), ranked 17th in undergraduate entrepreneurial programs.