FGV students are runners-up in 5th Brazilian Debates Championship
Students Matheus Popst, from FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp), and Daniel Rocha, from FGV’s Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE), were runners-up in the 5th Brazilian Debates Championship (CBD). It was the first time a duo from the state of Rio de Janeiro reached the finals. The competition, held by Instituto Brasileiro de Debates, based in the main office of the Debates Society of the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público, in Brasília, took place between September 7 and 9.
In the “novice” category, for students who had never attended another edition of the CBD, FGV held both runner-up positions with the duo Rafaella Salles, a student from FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), and Arthur Aguiar, from FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), and the duo Matheus Rezende, from Direito Rio, and Gabriel Guimarães, from CPDOC. Guimarães was also a finalist in the 1st Oratory Tournament, in the individual category.
The CBD was the largest ever Debates Championship in the Portuguese language. The tournament included 68 doubles from all over the country and 136 debaters. FGV’s Debate Society took a delegation of 11 students to Brasília with institutional and financial support from FGV’s Office of the Provost. Among the members of the delegation, the entity also relied on the presence of Direito Rio exchange student Carmen López, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, who was already familiar with the world of Debates in Spain and contributed as a judge during the CBD. In addition, students Vitória Guardieiro (EMAp) and Gabriel Drummond (CPDOC) participated as judges in the Championship. The achievement takes place one year after the founding of FGV’s Debate Society, created in August 2017.