As a senior debater for Northwestern University, John Warden won the Copeland Award. He also reached the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament three times. His brilliant debate career culminated in the semifinals of the 2009 National Debate Tournament. Listing his tournament victories and speaker awards would likely induce carpal tunnel syndrome.
John currently lives and works in the DC metro area, as a recipient of a coveted William J. Taylor CSIS debate internship through the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He thus brings a combination of real policy knowledge and an epic debate background to this summer's seminar.
John has taught at the Northwestern Debate Summer Camp for the past several summers; his previous students speak highly to his dedication as a lecturer and instructor in addition to his obvious credentials as a world-class debate intellect.