The most basic way we convey our ideas is through speech, and when it comes to a university campus focused on the Middle East in France, there’s a lot to be said about the issue of polemics, or as the French (and Le Zadig) would say, polémiques. In this third episode of the Le Zadig podcast, we explore the importance of our words, the way we express ourselves, and the process of defending and reevaluating deeply held beliefs. Host Sebastian Torero speaks with Anas Adri, Sciences Po Menton’s Anglophone representative in le Prix Richard Descoings, Sciences Po’s oratory competition, and fellow student Hayat Aljowaily about social activism in America versus Europe, PC culture, and the process of challenging your convictions. In addition, fellow Le Zadig staff member Zélie Ducret interviews members of a new organization on campus, la Fédération Francophone de Débat (FFD), on the the importance of speech, debate, and their vision for the future of French debate in Menton.
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