In 2019, the Debates will take place in the format of a discussion on three topics between Russian experts of RIAC/Creative Diplomacy and their American colleagues of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
on the other side. In total, there will be three pairs of participants, with everyone taking a yes/no position on each question.
Every pair discusses one question during approximately one hour.
The audience votes (yes/no) before the start of the debate — 2 minutes
Each speaker takes the floor (the first round) — 7 minutes
for each speech (14 minutes in total
Speakers clarify their positions (the second round) — 5 minutes
for each speech (10 minutes in total
Speakers pose one question to each other – 1 minute for each question + 3 minutes for each answer (8 minutes in total
Comments and questions from the audience – 20 minutes in total
The final word of each speaker – 2 minutes
(4 minutes in total
The audience votes again – 2 minutes