National Parliamentary Debate Association


Debate

The National Parliamentary Debate Association is about encouraging extemporaneous two-on-two debate. The styles of debate vary across the country — from traditional public-centered debate to more policy-oriented debate, but the NPDA no matter where it’s practiced, shares a common belief: students need to be prepared to debate about a variety of different kinds of topics, and that parliamentary debate fosters more engaged, more knowledgeable citizens.

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