Friday, April 14, 2017

The Legendary Johns Hopkins SAIS - Georgetown MSFS Debate: Results Are In

Continuing a long tradition, Johns Hopkins SAIS students and Georgetown Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) students went neck-and-neck on April 7 in a a fast-paced, professionally judged debate.

The annual SAIS-MSFS debate was established years ago in an effort to bring MSFS and SAIS students together for intellectually rigorous discussion. It has since become a highly anticipated tradition full of friendly competition, school spirit, and academic networking. Each event, an interesting, controversial and debatable motion is decided jointly by representatives from both schools. This year's motion: the world should welcome the retrenchment of the United States. Last year Johns Hopkins SAIS took home the trophy, breaking a 5-year losing streak. This year, SAIS defended the title with another hard earned win.

On behalf of the SAIS Debate Club, we would like to extend our sincerest thank you to the Georgetown participants. It is always a pleasure bringing together students from some of Washington's most promising International Relations programs for a night full of intellect and partisanship. Both teams did a fantastic job, and we're looking forward to continuing the tradition again next year.

This year's debate was hosted at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington campus