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ASH to Kick Off 2018 Speech & Debate Tournament

ASH is pleased to host this year’s NESDA Speech and Debate Tournament with the theme “Speak for Peace, Stand for Justice”. On Friday, November 30th, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, President of the International Criminal Court, will deliver the keynote address in the ASH Theater, launching all participating speech and debate students into an inspiring and thought-provoking weekend filled with public speaking opportunities.

For this event, ASH will host 100 High School students from nine international schools across Europe, in addition to the multiple judges and enthusiastic spectators who will fill the theater. The NESDA Tournament presents a wonderful opportunity for international students to learn and grow as they compete in the challenging disciplines of speech, debate and drama, specifically in the categories of Oratory, Debate, Impromptu Speaking, Duet Acting, and Oral Interpretation of Literature.

The NESDA Speech and Debate Tournament mission is to encourage effective communication in international contexts, promote development of critical thinking, self-awareness and integrity. At ASH we encourage our students to embrace this noble pursuit while promoting a love for public speaking, debate, and acting. In alignment with ASH’s core values, NESDA also encourages integrity and fair play, which makes the environment at ASH a perfect location to host this year’s tournament.

Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji is the current President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and has been a judge of the ICC since March 2012. He is originally from Nigeria and obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, Master of Law degree from McGill University, Canada, and Doctor of Law degree from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. From 1997 to 2005, Judge Eboe-Osuji worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as Prosecution Counsel and Senior Legal Officer to the judges of the tribunal. He became the Legal Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2010, and held a cross-appointment as the Principal Prosecution Appeals Counsel in the case of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia.

This NESDA Tournament is open to the public and we invite the ASH community to come out and support all students taking part in this prestigious event. For the schedule outline and further information regarding the tournament, click here (InsideASH login required).
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