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2012 U.S. Presidential Debate Simulation organized under the auspices of the Ambassador of the United States to the Czech Republic H. E. Norman L. Eisen by AMO in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Prague and AmCham.

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections will take place on November 6. The three debates – held by presidential candidates – were followed closely all over the world.

AMO, along with its partners, invites you to a simulation of such debate. Four students of the Czech universities will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in front of the audience of think-tankers, diplomats, academicians, business people and journalists.

The debate will be evaluated by distinguished personalities with a broad knowledge of U.S. politics. On the eve of the simulation, a voting procedure will take place in order to elect the best candidate. Each member of a three-member jury will have one vote. The audience will have two votes altogether (winner takes it all principle is applied).

Members of jury:

  • Tomáš Karásek, Director of the Research Center, AMO
  • Robert A. Zimmerman, Councellor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Prague
  • Bruce Jacobs, News Editor, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

The debate is to be divided into three blocs (each 25 minutes):

  • Foreign Policy and National Security – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Conflict in the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Military Reduction, Terrorism, Arab Spring, NATO, Crisis of Eurozone, Relationship with Russia
  • Economy, Taxes, Fiscal Issues – Taxation, Deficit Reduction, State of the Economy, Stimulus, Quantitative Easing, Role of the FED, Wall Street & Bank Regulation, Economic Growth
  • Domestic and Social Issues – Health Reform, Education Reform, Separation of Church and State, Campaign Finance, Abortions, Same-Sex Marriage, Guns Control
Date and time

October 31, 2012
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


American Center
Tržiště 13
Prague 1

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In cooperation with
Embassy of the United States in the Czech Republic, American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
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