Don't miss the live broadcast of the International Public Policy Forum finals round at 4:00 p.m. EST Saturday, April 17th. Viewers can also participate in the judging process by voting online for their favorite team, and results will be tabulated in real time. Go to www.bickelbrewer.com to view the debates and vote!
The finals of the IPPF will take place this weekend, April 16-18, where they will compete at New York University for a $10,000 grand prize and the coveted "Bickel and Brewer Cup." Since October, teams from around the world have been vying for a spot at the final competition by submitting written essays throughout several rounds. The "Elite Eight" teams who were selected for all-expenses-paid trips to the finals weekend include:
Atlantic Community High School, Boca Raton, FL
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO
Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
Henry Clay High School, Lexington, KY
McNeil High School, Austin, TX
Samuel Marsden Collegiate College, Wellington, New Zealand
Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore
Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach, FL
The finals judging panel will include William Brewer, Retired General Wesley Clark, NYU President John Sexton, National Forensic League Executive Director Scott Wunn, and Emory University Director of Forensics Melissa Maxcy. For more information on the IPPF tournament, click here.