Debaters Without Borders (DWB) was the brainchild of Professor Ken Newby, Esq.  Prof. Ken is a former debater fellow and trainer with the World Debate Institute (WDI). WDI had been training people in the arts and skills of debating since 1982, and trained many thousands of people from more than fifty countries at locations in thirty-eight countries under the leadership of the late Dr. Alfred “Tuna” Snider and Bojana Skrt.  Having worked with WDI for several years, Prof. Ken decided that the mission of sending debate trainers to places where they are needed most should continue.

DWB aims to support a global network of debate activities, especially experienced trainers who have an established reputation and record, and are willing to travel to establish, nurture, or grow an active debating community.  DWB seeks to bring debating workshops to colleges and universities in developing nations as a way to promote nonviolent conflict resolution practices in countries where democracy is trying to flourish.  DWB also offers technical expertise and assistance to any new or developing debate programs throughout the World.  DWB continues the mission of WDI of being devoted to this work not to earn money or fame, but to forward the belief that a global community that has vibrant debating and critical thinking will be more peaceful, more just, and more conducive to the achievement of the human potential.
Aaron Walker III is a Chicago native and LA based filmmaker who serves as Creative Director for DWB.  A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Fine and Applied Arts he moved west and began his career in the entertainment industry. Professionally he has a background in Marketing for Feature Film and Television that spans two decades. Aaron has created, contributed, produced and finished key art, including print, trailers and television and radio spots for Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, BET, The Africa Channel. 
Mr. Walker’s film and television credits include Planet of the Apes, Minority Report, Cars 2, Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides, The Bernie Mac Show, House Hunters International, and Best Man Holiday to name just a view. His works also includes film projects for HBO and marketing campaigns for Nike.  His incredible experience and knowledge acquired from behind the scenes led him to be invited to serve as film educator teaching editing in Abuja, Nigeria.  That opportunity led him to serve as a journalist photographer and be published in various news outlets internationally.  His photography work has additionally been published domestically working with various music artist. A highlight in his career was interviewing Quincy Jones at his home for the Producers Guild.  His latest project, Debaters Without Borders, was an official selection of the 2021 Morehouse Human Rights film festival. Mr. Walker does not like to brag about his long list of accolades. Instead, he prefers to allow his work to speak for itself.
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