Debate Topics for 2023
The DC Urban Debate League follows the National Speech and Debate League topic choices for Public Forum Debate.
Resolved: In the United States, right-to-work laws do more harm than good.
Resolved: The Republic of India should sign the Artemis Accords.
2023 April – Topic Area: Technology
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should ban the collection of personal data through biometric recognition technology.
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should establish global standards for artificial intelligence.
2023 National Tournament – Topic Area: Civics
Resolved: The United States should adopt ranked-choice voting for its federal elections.
Resolved: The United States should end lifetime appointments for Article III judges.
February 25: Hybrid at Holy Trinity School in DC
March 18- Hybrid location TBA
April 29-Hybrid-Location TBA
May 13-Hybrid- Location TBA
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What are the benefits?
Beginner Public Forum
5th-6th grade Novice Public Forum
You will learn how to articulate your constructive ideas to develop cogent arguments.
Intermediate Public Forum
7th-11th grade Public Forum
And Year 2 Debaters who have done the program before
Critical Thinking Skills
You will be able to analyze multiple topics that will challenge you to think about everything from every angle.
Advanced Public Forum
10th-12th grade Public Forum
And Year 3 Debaters who have done the program before
You will be expected to speak up, stand strong and work with others to achieve victories. Personal growth and teamwork also make you a better student.