IPPF Announces 2013-14 Topic, Expanded Rounds

IPPF Announces 2013-14 Topic, Expanded Rounds

The Bickel & Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce exciting details regarding the 2013-14 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF)!

During the 13th annual competition, the topic will be: “Resolved: As a last resort, unilateral military force is justified to minimize nuclear weapons proliferation.”

To participate in the competition, students can form a team and register at Teams are typically comprised of three to eight students.

Qualifying round essays will be due October 22, 2013. Essays are limited to 2,800 words and may be written from an affirmative or negative perspective. Visit to view sample essays and learn how to format your essay.

New This Year: The Round of 64

The IPPF will, for the first time, introduce a “Round of 64” during the 2013-14 competition! This will give more teams an opportunity to engage in the exchange of written debates.

The “Top 64” teams will be announced on November 5, 2013. These teams will earn cash awards.

As in years past, the IPPF will invite the final eight teams on an all-expenses-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City April 11-13, 2014. The debates will once again take place at The Harold Pratt House.

Follow Us!

You can also “like” the IPPF on Facebook at or follow us on twitter (@IPPF1). Competition updates will be posted on these sites throughout the year.

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