2018 Lafayette Debates
WHAT: 2017 Lafayette Debates
WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 8:30am-2:30pm
WHERE: La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
RESERVATION: Required registration on EventBrite
ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bag, helmet, suitcase.
On April 8, the elimination and final rounds of the 2018 Lafayette Debates North American Championship will be held at La Maison Française. This year’s topic is “Sous les pavés, la plage”. Selected in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the French Revolt & General Strike of 1968, the topic challenges students to grapple with the ethical and practical questions facing the French students who brought France to the brink of political revolution in May 1968.
Organized by the Higher Education Department of the Embassy of France in the United States in partnership with The George Washington University. The Lafayette Debates seek to promote international civil society and enduring relations between the United States and France by engaging tomorrow’s leaders today on the opportunities and challenges facing our rapidly globalizing world.