Kolkata: The American Center Kolkata and iLEAD presented 'The Jefferson Debates V,' a series of inter collegiate debate competitions addressing some of today's most relevant topics.
The fifth edition of the series saw students from leading city colleges such as Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, Loreto College, St. Josephs College, iLEAD, Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology among others debate if Presidential Systems Tend to Focus Electoral Campaigns on Personalities rather than Political Platforms.
Greg Pardo, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate - Kolkata moderated the debate.
He said,I am happy we partnered with iLead to host the Jefferson Debate. Im even more honored to moderate the debate between these young brilliant minds. The U.S. Presidential elections do serve as example for the world and its great that these young students are observing them.
The young student leaders battled it out at this debate and the proceedings were both exciting and thought provoking.
The judges Pradeep Gooptu, Secretary, Bengal Initiative, Sabir Siddhartha Ghaffar, President, Youth Initiative India and Tinku Roy, Political Affairs Specialist, U.S. Consulate Kolkata, selected the winning team on the basis of content, style and strategy.