The Lafayette Climate Debates / San Francisco

In anticipation of the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, the topic selected for the 2014-15 Lafayette Debates is: “Resolved: That all states have an obligation to anticipate, prevent and minimize the causes of climate change, and mitigate its adverse effects”. In San Francisco, a debate between students from University of California Berkeley and Stanford University will be hosted by the Consulate General of France in San Francisco on April 24th, 2015.

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The Lafayette Climate Debates include public debates at French consulates, an online speech competition, a national debate tournament on April 18th & 19th at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a study tour for tournament champions to Paris, France, organized by the Embassy of France.

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During this study tour, tournament champions will continue their exploration of our tournament topic in meetings with high-level French officials, diplomats and scholars as part of our Young Ambassadors Program.

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http://www.lafayettedebates.org/

The 2015 debates will draw contributions and expertise from vast swathes of French and American intellectual, political and business circles. Participating students will benefit from a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of thinkers addressing the question of climate change and development from a Franco-American perspective.

Photos du 24 avril

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Dernière modification : 24/04/2015

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