Students discuss role of Palestinian youth in first English debate

Fourteen students debated the role of youth in shaping both the present conditions and the future of Palestine in the first English-language student debate, held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. 

The debate, organized by the Department of Languages and Translation, featured students from various academic majors, such as accounting, engineering, and business administration. Each team comprised seven students who presented arguments to support their views on the role of today’s Palestinian youth. 

“With this initiative, we aim to bring discussions to the outside of classrooms and into our students’ public sphere,” said Rania Qassrawi, an instructor at the Department of Languages and Translation and the debate’s moderator. “While we limit the range of topics to themes that relate to Palestine and the Palestinian community, the students are free to debate whichever topic they agree upon.”