Open Parli Topic Fields

Rd. 1: Israel and/or Palestine

Rd. 2: Transatlantic Trade Agreements

Rd. 3: Cost of U.S. Education: Pre-K and/or College/University

Rd. 4: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

ROUND 1

9:30AM FLIGHT A

Open: The USFG should recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Novice: The USFG should eliminate the Electoral College.

10:20AM FLIGHT B

Open: The USFG should substantially reduce military aid to Israel.

Novice: The USFG should make voting mandatory.

ROUND 2

12PM FLIGHT 1

Open: On balance, the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement would be detrimental to the European Union’s economy.

Novice: On balance, common core does more harm than good.

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12:45PM FLIGHT 2 TOPIC ANNOUNCE

Open: On balance, ratification of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be detrimental to the United States’ economy.

Novice: On balance, standardized testing does more harm than good.

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ROUND 3

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2:45PM FLIGHT A

Open: The United States federal government should provide free pre-kindergarten for all children in the United States. 

Novice: When in conflict, the United States should value national security over individual liberty.

3:35PM FLIGHT B

Open: The United States federal government should make tuition free at public colleges and universities.

Novice: When in conflict, California should value sustainability over economic growth.

ROUND 4

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5:15 FLIGHT A

Open: The United States should scrap its land-based ICBMs.

Novice: The USFG should significantly increase investment in offshore wind farms.

5:55PM FLIGHT B

Open: The United States should formally adopt a policy of “no-first-use” of nuclear weapons.

Novice: The USFG should ban offshore oil drilling.

SEMIFINALS: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region should secede from the People’s Republic of China.

FINALS: The USFG should impose substantial economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.