(From 11 countries)
USA: Rick, Jami | Iran: Hanieh, Zeinab, Nesa, Bahar, Merisa | Argentina: Johny | India: Jay | Indonesia: Tibi | Russia: Eugene | Turkey: Meliksha | Romania: Flory | France: Djamila | Poland: Mario | Sudan: Seif
Panel PRO (Team A): Johny, Hanieh, Zeinab
Panel CON (Team B): Jay, Djamila, Mario
Audience (Team C): Nesa, Merisa, Seif, Tibi
Just Listening: Bahar, Flory
Late: Eugene, Meliksha.
Team A summary
Zeinab: When there are no borders we talk about total unification of the human race. And even though we have different cultures and languages that would make this difficult to achieve, there has been examples of some countries where they have kept large part of the place in states. There should be some limits but not as the level of a country.
Johny: This is a good opportunity to start over, to learn from our mistakes as species and it’s a wake-up call; this is to say that if we want to survive as species and become one, we need to collaborate with one another, in order to avoid repeating the mistakes we have created as human beings, To solve the problems, “we must declare Earth and all of its resources the common heritage of all of the world’s people,” it concludes, echoing the terminology of internationalists the world over, especially those at the United Nations, about how to redistribute the world’s wealth in areas such as the law of the sea, outer space law, environmental law, human rights, and humanitarian law.
Team B summary
Djamila: if we don’t have countries, it would be like an empire and the history in Planet Earth shows that it was not a successful system.
Jay: if we don’t it creates conflicts in the people’s rights. People with different religions would fight against each other.
Mario: It depends on the planet itself. If there is about a planet with no resources, then it’s okay to belong to one nation.
Team C summary
Merisa: If having no borders will generate wars and if history in planet Earth shows that there have always been wars despite of having national borders from the very beginning so therefore, With or without national borders, war will happen.
Team A was presenting a fantasy whereas team B was basing their argument based on what happens today in Earth.
Merisa: Team B.
Nesa: Team B.
Team B won. Thanks everyone for participating. Below are the links to listen to this discussion.