Network 2010

The Transatlantic Debating Network is a group of people who share a common passion for eloquence and a mutual concern for the transatlantic political relations –all those who have taken part in the first edition of the Transatlantic Debating Championship and those who will ensure the future deepening and strengthening of this transatlantic debating project. Besides the next editions of the TDC, other transatlantic initiatives will be projected.

The network is based on the members of the debating teams, the members of the juries, the chairmen, the diplomats, the sponsors and all those who have generously given their time and intellectual energy to this project of relating –through the debate arena– the future transatlantic political leaders.

 

Declan McCavana

President of the French Debating Association (Chairman, Sponsor)

Francis Verillaud

Vice-President of Sciences Po (Jury)

Rafik Mansour

Cultural Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Paris (Jury, Sponsor)

Caroline Gorse Combalat

Cultural Affairs Specialist of the U.S. Embassy in Paris (Sponsor)

Hugo Shorter

Minister Counselor of the British Embassy in France (Jury)

Pablo Stalman

Director Guggenheim Partners Suisse (Sponsor)

Alice Bernard Gairard

Rhetoric Expert at Sciences Po (Coach)

Naz El-Khatib

Member of the Yale Team, former President of the Yale Debate Association (Debater)

Kristin Briggs

Member of the Yale Team (Debater)

Max Dovala

Member of the Yale Team (Debater)

Nate Blevins

Member of the Yale Team (Debater)

Meredith Potter

Member of the Yale Team (Debater)

Omar Dhobb

Member of the Sciences Po-École Polytechnique Team, Champion of the FDA Tournament 2010, Best Speaker of the TDC 2010 (Debater)

Remy LeBlond

Member of the Sciences Po-École Polytechnique Team, Champion of the FDA Tournament 2010 (Debater)

Sylvain Caron

Member of the Sciences Po-École Polytechnique Team, Champion of the FDA Tournament 2010 (Debater)

Johanna Butcher

Member of the Sciences Po-École Polytechnique Team (Debater)

Jules Prouteau

Member of the Sciences Po-École Polytechnique Team (Debater)

Zayn Ziddique

Member of the Princeton Team, former President of the Princeton Debate Panel (Debater)

Chelsea Priest

Member of the Princeton Team (Debater)

Jim Hao

Member of the Princeton Team (Debater)

Ben Weisman

Member of the Princeton Team (Debater)

Dan May

Member of the Princeton Team (Debater)

Andrew Panton

Member of the Cambridge Team (Debater)

Anne-Christelle Ott

Member of the Cambridge Team (Debater)

Thomas Petit

Member of the Cambridge Team (Debater)

Alice Hertzog

Member of the Cambridge Team (Debater)

Ian Sielecki

Founder and Organizer of the Transatlantic Debating Championship

 

Special Acknowledgments

 

Sinclair Besombes

Debating expert, President of Sciences Polémiques

Constance Mobuchon

Member of the Bureau des Éleves

Camille Ducorps

Member of the Bureau des Éleves

Nathalie Massoni

Director of Events, Sciences Po Paris

Julien Palomo

Director of Associative Life, Sciences Po Paris

Jonathan Thompson

Sciences Po-Cambridge Student

M. Richard Descoings*

President of Sciences Po

*For his personal trust and support when the project was nothing more than an idea.