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Announcing the 2012-13 IPPF Topic
Submitted by Colm Flynn on 8 June 2012
Announcing the 2012-13 Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum Topic
Bickel & Brewer and New York University are pleased to announce the topic for the 12th Annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) - the only contest that gives high school students around the globe the opportunity to engage in written and oral debate on issues of public policy!
The topic for the 2012-13 IPPF is: Resolved: Adaptation should be the most urgent response to climate change.
The IPPF topic offers the global community of high school students the opportunity to debate what is perhaps the most important issue of the new century. In the coming years, global policy concerning climate change will affect everyone, everywhere.
The IPPF topic tasks participants to debate the priority of action - whether adaptation should be a higher priority than other possible responses, including attempts to prevent climate change.
The IPPF Topic Selection Committee decided that the core of the climate change debate concerns the prioritization of the global response.
Teams should focus their research and writing on which course of action should be the "most urgent" response to climate change. Affirmative support for the resolution requires a defense of adaptation as the more urgent response, while negating the resolution will require challenging adaptation as the most urgent course of action.
NFL Points. Cash Awards. Free Trips to New York City. A $10,000 Grand Prize. The time is now. Register today!
Click here to register your team for the 2012-13 IPPF. The contest is open to all high schools, public and private, for free.
Once registered, your team should begin drafting its 2,800 word qualifying round essay. Qualifying round essays can affirm or negate the IPPF topic. Essays must be submitted by October 30, 2012.
Need more information? Visit www.bickelbrewer.com/ippf
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