Associate Membership at Cambridge Union Society

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Associate Membership at Cambridge Union Society

4 May 2012

It is with great honour that I announce that I have been made an Associate Member at the prestigious Cambridge Union Society (CUS),  Cambridge’s oldest and largest student society, founded in 1815 as a forum for debate and discussion.

I’d like to thank President Austin Mahler and the society’s standing Executive Committee for their decision.

So far, I have had the pleasure of addressing the house at CUS on two occasions, once in October 2011 at the annual Festival of Ideas where I discussed the impact of social media on the Arab Spring. Then, in February 2012, where I participated in a “This House Believes” debate where I proposed the motion that the “Arab Spring is Bad for Global Stability” — when I became the first person to “cross the floor” and join the opposition following a disagreement with the grounds one of my honourable colleagues defended the motion.

CUS has a mission statement of promoting free speech and the art of debate and I look forward to actively take part in its activities and the fascinating talks that take place at the Union all year long.

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