Novice Topics & Timetable

Debate at the 2023 Novice Championship will use the following topics:

LD (March/April 2023) — Resolved: The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ought to be term-limited.

PFD (March 2023) — Resolved: The Republic of India should sign the Artemis Accords.

Policy (2022-2023) — Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

Extemporaneous Speaking will use the following topic areas:

  • Round 1: US Politics & Policy
  • Round 2: Foreign Affairs
  • Round 3: Economic & Social Issues
  • Round 4: Political Cartoons (contestants will be instructed to compose their own question based on the cartoon, then answer it)

The tournament timetable has been updated to provide uniform judge call times and to better accommodate paper ballots.