The Bickel & Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce the topic for the 2014-15 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). During the 14th annual competition, the topic will be, “Resolved: Mass surveillance is not a justified method of governmental intelligence gathering."
To participate in the competition, form a team and register at this link - http://www.ippfdebate.com/ippf/document/register. Teams should be comprised of at least three students.
Qualifying round essays will be due in late October 2014. Essays are limited to 2,800 words and may be written from an affirmative or negative perspective.
Congratulations to Hamilton High School from Arizona, our 2013-14 IPPF World Champions! The team receives a $10,000 grand prize and the "Bickel & Brewer Cup!" Also, a big congratulations to this year's runner-up, The Hathaway Brown School! The Hathaway Brown School receives a $3,500 prize!
Our final two teams are being asked difficult questions by the judges! Judges include NYU President John Sexton, Bickel & Brewer Partner William Brewer, Colleyville Heritage High School Coach David Huston and Anjan Sahni with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Watch now at www.ippfdebate.com!