Organized by Professor Erwan Lagadec of The George Washington University's Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and GWU Director of Debate Paul S. Hayes with the support of the GWU Debate & Literary Society, the NATO Debates on Transatlantic Burden Sharing invite military professionals, scholars, and students to engage in public dialogue on NATO's future and the outcomes of the 2018 Brussels Summit. Thank you to the US Mission to NATO for supporting this important discussion!
During the NATO Debates European and Canadian students will be challenged to scrutinize the question of whether NATO allies should commit to spending at least 2% of their GDPs on defense. In the first round of the competition students are invited to submit videos of up to 30 minutes in length expressing their views on this topic. Based on the quality of the arguments presented in their videos, selected teams will receive funding to travel to Brussels to participate in the second round of the competition, a three day program of debates, seminars and simulations on NATO burden sharing and the future of the alliance. Click here for more information on Round 2 of the NATO Debates in Brussels, June 19-21, 2019, at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations.
The deadline for submissions to the NATO Debates Online Video Competition is Thursday Feb. 28th at midnight Eastern Standard Time (i.e. Washington, DC time).
Step 1. Carefully review the following four pages of NATO Debates materials and resources:
Step 2. Develop your content
Step 3. Produce your video
Step 4. Upload your video
Step 5. Click here to submit your video