Télécom ParisTech


"Eloquence, humour, team spirit"

Telecom Debating
THBT it is better to give than to receive
TH would legalize marijuana
THBT women should make the first move
THBT clothes make the man
THBT you can have too much of a good thing
THBT work is overrated
THBT in a global language
THBT the younger generation knows best
THBT women / mujeres
THBT art is the highest achievement of humanity
THBT whoever controls the past control the future
TH wishes every day was Christmas Day
TH would legally bind chldren ... old age
TH would keep a stiff upper lip
THW play fair
Nathan Arthur

Our very own Nathan Arthur gave a Debate workshop for the personnel at the Collège de France on 30 Sep., 2013. It was a resounding success !

A bilingual debating competition in English / Spanish!

Bilingual debating poster

On 16 May 2013, Télécom ParisTech broke new ground by organising a bilingual debating contest in English / Spanish on the subject This House Believes That Women should make the first move / Las mujeres deberían dar el primer paso. Additionally, on the same day the Télécom Debating team won its duel against Paris Sud University on the subject This House would turn the page.

Art is the Highest Achievement of Humanity

Debating : Art is the Highest Achievement of HumanityOn February 12, 2013, within the French Debating Tournament  framework, Telecom ParisTech won its duel versus ESCP by defending the motion Art is the Highest Achievement of Humanity ! Our debaters are Julia Maunier, Charles Moury, Luiz Pilar-Saraiva, Julian Loudet and Charles Thin.

Debating : on the top at Oxford

The Oxford IV (Inter-Varsity) is the largest and most prestigious debating competition on the UK University circuit. It is hosted by the famous Oxford Union. During this debating tournament, we rubbed shoulders with students from Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, SOAS…

Telecom ParisTech Debating Society  teams ranked 1st and 3rd in the last round in the 2012 tournament (November).

We advertised the Paris Open, to be held at Télécom ParisTech in April of 2013.

We recruited Talheel Lateef, a debating officer of the Cambridge Union Society, to give a an expert World Style debating workshop at Telecom ParisTech.

Margaux Penwarden

Passion is a threat to society

On 28th March 2011, the final of the Debating tournament was held at the French National Assembly. which received the two teams of finalists: Télécom ParisTech and the faculty of law from Université Paris Assas, before an excited and attentive audience.

What location could be more appropriate for this oratory jousting tradition in English than Parliament? The title of the motion was: "This house believes that passion is a threat to society". Telecom was charged with opposing the government, represented by Assas, by contradicting this assertion.

And guess who won? We did, of course!

Gabor Fellner, université Panthéon-Assas

Georges Koulouris, Télécom ParisTech