|▲ Yoo Yong-seok (left), Professor Jo Han-seung (right).|
Acollegiate debate competition was recently held at Jeju National University from May first to May fourth covering national security. The Army Headquarters hosted the event and the Korea Military Academy along with Jeju National University co-organized it. This event has been held since 2002. Dankook students, who are studying in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, won this competition both in 2013 and 2015. During the 15th debating competition held this year, Yoo Yong-seok (Junior, Department of Political Science and Diplomacy) won second place. Students from the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy have attended various competitions including a mock UN conference and a National Security debate competition under the guidance of Professors Jo Han-seung and Lee Dong-min (Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy).
Many various students gave presentations. The section was divided into seven parts which are reunification, diplomacy, national defense, history, Korea and the US, society and international relations. The entire group held the contest in a large warship while sailing from Mokpo to Jeju. Authorities from the Army Headquarters said "This competition has great significance in that we can deliberate ocean security, security against North Korea, and future security."