"To be successful you need friends, and to be very successful you need enemies" - Sydney Sheldon

FDA ex-ennemies became teammates and teammates competed against one another at the International New York Times Athens Democracy forum. Debaters from the 2014 and 2015 edition of the French Debating Association tournament have been selected to participate in the international student debate competition at the forum.

Teams from 7 regions of the world competed against each other on sensitive subjects such as austerity, unemployment and justice.

Ghita Lorabi (Université Panthéon Assas, FDA Champion 2015) and Assem Chamah (Supaéro, FDA Champion 2014) were teamed up to represent the Middle East and North Africa. Charlotte Matthews (Université Panthéon Assas, FDA Champion 2015) and Christophe Zhang (Ecole Polytechnique, FDA Finalist 2015) both represented France.

A fierce debate between the 7 competing regions led to a victory of the Asian team. The Middle Eastern-North African team grabbed the runner-up prize.