Bickel & Brewer/NYU International Public Policy ForumIPPForumJoined: May 05, 2009Last Sign In: 7 hours agoVideos Watched: 19Subscribers: 2Channel Views: 41The Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum is the only contest that gives high school students the opportunity to participate in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.
Formerly known as the "National Public Policy Forum," the IPPF was founded in2001. The program began as a national contest, but expanded in 2008 to include debate teams from across the globe.
More than 180 high schools - representing 32 states and 17 foreign countries - registered for the 2008-2009 competition. The field was first narrowed to 32 teams, then to 16, 8, and finally just four. Those final four schools received an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to compete in the finals at New York University the weekend of April 17-19, 2009.
The winner of the 2008-2009 competition, Bellaire High School, was awarded the $10,000 grand prize and the "Bickel & Brewer Cup!"
For information about the 2009-2010 competition visit www.nppf.net.