ENSAE Paris - École d'ingénieurs pour l'économie, la data science, la finance et l'actuariat

Clone of Debating Tournament : IESEG vs ENSAE Paris

17 Feb. 2023 - 17 Feb. 2023

The ENSAE Paris debating team will face the IÉSEG team on Friday 17 February 2023, at 7.30 pm, in the school's premises in Palaiseau. More information to come.

Coached by Anne-Marie WOODS, English teacher at ENSAE Paris, the students of ENSAE Paris will participate (in groups of five) in an English speaking tournament.

Here is the composition of our team that will participate and represent our school during the debates:

  • Sacha Apelbaum
  • Gabriel Brassat
  • Dasha Haryfullina
  • Mira Maamari
  • Yassine Machta
  • Alexandre Partensky
  • Capucine Rousset
  • Tien-Thinh Tran

Debating is...
A playful rhetoric contest, inspired by the parliamentary debates at the House of Commons in Westminster, during which two teams of 5 speakers confront each other around a motion prepared 4 days in advance but also leaving room for improvisation. One team takes on the role of the Government and tries to convince the jury to adopt the motion, while the other, playing the role of the opposition, competes with verve to try to have it rejected.

This competition has been organised on the initiative of the French Debating Association (FDA) since 1993, when Declan Mc Cavana, then an English teacher at ENSAE Paris, Polytechnique and ENA, created the structure. Its aim: to encourage public speaking in English among students. The enthusiasm shown by the participants and the public at the first tournament was such that the event was repeated every year, with increasing success.