SMU to host Rwandan National Debate Team Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Rwanda National Debate Team logoSMU has been chosen as one of 20 U.S. stops for the Rwandan National Debate Team during their second “Voices From A Post-Genocide Generation Tour.”

The University will host an hour-long debate with the Rwandan team at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in 241 Umphrey Lee Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Find more information on the Rwandan National Debate team at

The topic of the debate is “The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in the Greater Horn of Africa.” The SMU team will argue for the negative, and the Rwandan team will argue for the affirmative. Current SMU debaters Katie Snyder ’18 and Nashin Kuraishi ’15 will represent SMU.

Attendees will have the chance to share their own ideas and opinions on the topic after the debate. Both judges and audience members will determine the winner, and results will be announced at the end of the hour.

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