The Multilingual Debate 2017 takes place today, Wednesday 22nd March at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh campus.
As with previous years, we are able to stream the event live over the internet. Please sign up via the link at the top right of this webpage or by clicking here.
10.00am - 12noon (2hours), James Watt Centre 1
2.00pm - 4.00pm (2hours), James Watt Centre 1
|"This House believes that sport is key in solving social integration issues"
||"This House believes that robots will soon be a positive and defining feature of our daily lives"
Wednesday 22nd March, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
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Conference Hall, James Watt Centre
THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT SPORT IS KEY IN SOLVING SOCIAL INTEGRATION ISSUES
10.00AM – WELCOME: Ruth Moir, Assistant Principal, International Development (English)
INTRODUCTION IN ENGLISH: Fanny Chouc, MLD coordinator
INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIR: Prof. Isabelle Perez (French)
FIRST VOTE (PRE-DEBATE) ON THE MOTION
FIVE MINUTE SPEECHES FOR AND AGAINST THE MOTION
For the Motion: Xabier San Isidro, Education Officer at the Spanish Consulate (Spanish)
Against the Motion: Dr Lilian Lawson, OBE (BSL)
For the Motion: Thomas Chaurin, Education Attaché at the French Institute (French)
Against the Motion: Andrea Wieler-Goodbrand, MSc MCIL AITI (German)
For the Motion: Jamie Bowie, International Athlete and Sports Consultant (English)
Against the Motion: Capucine Laubriat, Youth Football Scotland (French)
11.00AM QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION
Questions and contributions from the audience should be addressed to the Chair, using any of the conference languages. The Chair will then ask the panel of speakers whether any of them wish to respond. Members of the audience wishing to ask a question or make a contribution should please wait until the mobile microphone reaches them before speaking. Questions from our online audience will be received via Twitter (English).
11.30AM SUMMING-UP SPEECH BY THE CHAIR: Prof. Isabelle Perez (French)
SECOND (FINAL) VOTE ON THE MOTION
CONCLUDING WORDS AND THANKS FROM THE CHAIR: Prof. Isabelle Perez (French)