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Two public speaking events at SKEMA

Published on 30 March 2021

The Larousse dictionary defines the French term éloquence as, “the art, talent of speaking well, of using words to convince and persuade.” SKEMA will be holding two events dedicated to this art this week.

​Each year on the Lille campus, PourParlers, a SKEMA student association and forum, organises a public speaking competition for students: the Cicero Prize. The 2021 grand final will take place at 5.30pm on Thursday, 1 April, in lecture hall A and online, in front of an outstanding panel of judges: Alice Guilhon (dean and executive president of SKEMA), Bertrand Périer (lawyer and specialist in public speaking), Guillaume Prigent (professor of public speaking at Science Po Paris and Paris War College), and Deborah Diallo (a lawyer at the Strasbourg bar).
Come and listen to the four finalists speak on topics set by the judges. This is set to be a verbal sparring match you shouldn’t miss!
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The final of the public speaking competition for ESDHEM law pathway students will be held at 11am on Saturday, 3 April.
The speakers and the judges will be on the Lille campus, with the speeches broadcast online. The topic will be article 1 of the French Charter for the Environment, 2004: “Everyone has the right to live in a balanced environment which shows due respect for health.” The human race is accused of ecocide, and six students will speak in favour of its conviction or acquittal.
To find out more, contact: Mathieu Villars, deputy head of ESDHEM.

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