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  • Joel Cohen

    Communications Manager

    BeyondMe

    Joel manages communications and growth at BeyondMe, a movement of young professionals who donate time, skills and money to a range of charities working in London. Prior to BeyondMe, Joel co-ordinated volunteers for the UK’s toughest schools’ debating competition, Debating Matters, and worked to establish the competition in Israel. As an associate fellow of the Institute of Ideas, Joel is a regular convener and chair of debates at Europe’s premier ideas festival, the Battle of Ideas, and has written on a range of issues across civic life, education, politics, international affairs and the arts. In 2016 he co-founded Invoke Democracy Now!, a campaign group working for democratic renewal after Brexit. Joel graduated with a BA in Politics from SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and once survived driving from London to Ghana in a Ford Fiesta.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

Qualifying Round: Bromley 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: ARK South 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Cornwall 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Devon 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: South Wales 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Regional Final: West & South Wales 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Qualifying Round: Hertfordshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Energy Futures

Qualifying Round: Hertfordshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Boozy Britain

Qualifying Round: Brighton & Hove 2011/12

DEBATE: Supermarkets

Qualifying Round: South London 2011/12

DEBATE: Public Health

Qualifying Round: Derry 2010/11

DEBATE: Sportspeople as Role Models

Qualifying Round: Derry 2010/11

DEBATE: Extremism on Campus

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Privacy Online

Qualifying Round: North Wales 2010/11

DEBATE: Genetic Screening

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