Debate Topics

ISSDA releases a fresh docket of legislation and list of resolutions for Congressional Debate and World Schools Debate on the 20th of each month. Individual tournament hosts select legislation and resolution from the released materials.

Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas and Policy debate all use the topics released by the National Speech & Debate Assoc.

Novice Policy Topic Areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Restrict development and/or use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs)

  • Biotechnology: Ban the use of germline genetic engineering in humans

  • Biotechnology: Substantially increase funding for vaccine research

  • Cyber: Ban offensive cyber operations

  • Restrictions:

- No counter-plans

- No Kritiks

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