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NASA Astrobiology Debates

Live Webcast of the
NASA Astrobiology Debates Western Championship!

During the NASA Astrobiology Debates Western Championship, elite college debate teams from across the nation will grapple with the ethical, political and scientific questions raised by the 2015-16 NASA Astrobiology Debates Topic:

Resolved: An overriding ethical obligation to protect and preserve extraterrestrial microbial life and ecosystems should be incorporated into international law.

The tournament will take place this weekend at the University of Washington, Seattle, with preliminary competition rounds starting on Saturday. A panel of astrobiology thought-leaders will serve as judges and respondents during the debates.

Please join us for a live webcast of the final competition round beginning at 1:30pm PST on Sunday, October 18th!

Come watch this unique student-led discussion, witness the action at the intersection of astrobiology and society, and show your support for the debaters!

Click below to watch the livestream event:

For more information, visit the NASA Astrobiology Debates Online Speech Competition website.




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