Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations
June 17-19, 2019
During the NATO Debates Championships, eight teams of European and Canadian students, along with international affairs faculty, European military officers, and special guests, will engage in three days of debates, seminars and simulations on NATO Burden Sharing and the future of the alliance at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels.
Each day of the three day program will be devoted to a different method of investigating the NATO Debates topic and will seek to engage a Brussels-based general public, invited Brussels-based experts and officials including private sector officials, and media.
On Monday, June 17, the NATO Debates Championships will take place. During the championships the student-teams will "present and defend" their positions on transatlantic burden sharing. Click here to review the rules and schedule for the NATO Debates Championships.
On Tuesday, June 18, the participating students will take part in a conference on NATO burden sharing and the future of the NATO Alliance. Conference panelists will include Brussels-based experts and officials, experts from The George Washington University, and faculty advisors of participating schools. Click here to review the NATO Debates Conference Program.
Finally on Wednesday, June 19, the students will work with European military officers in a "Model NATO" tabletop simulation exercise involving an original scenario developed by GWU staff and NATO's Allied Command Transformation. Click here for more information on the Model NATO Simulation.
We look forward to hosting you in Brussels!