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Robert Trapp, Willamette University, Director of Training for the Beijing BP Training program. Dr, Robert Trapp is a professor of rhetoric at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and holds a Pd.D. from the University of Denver. He is currently the director of the IDEA program at Willamette. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on debate and rhetoric. Mr. Trapp served as President of the National Parliamentary Debate Association from 1995 - 1999. Debate teams from his university have won the Season Sweepstakes National Championship and the Tournament Sweepstakes National Championship on three separate occasions. He has coached debate at several universities in the United States and working with IDEA has been involved with debate training in a number of countries including Russia, Romania, Belarus, Macedonia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Uganda. Last May he was the Director of Training for the FLTRP Cup in Beijing.

How is it going?

Robert, how is it going in your Beijing efforts? I'm seeing your regular edits on the Beijing training page on the recent changes page. Do you have any questions? Would it be useful to you to pictures on Beijing page? Do you know how to do this? I put the bio of you that I found on the Beijing BP training page up here. I hope you don't mind. -- Brooks Lindsay 22:37, 4 November 2007 (CST)

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