JMU Debaters participated in the Lafayette Debates, which are sponsored by the French Embassy and George Washington University. The debates began in the fall semester of 2013 with an online portion with debaters all across the country debating with each other. In April 2014, the debates occurred in person in our nation’s capital. The prize for the top debaters at the end of the competition was a trip to France courtesy of the French embassy to discuss the topic with French officials and business leaders.  For more information on the Lafayette Debates, visit

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