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What is Policy Debate?

Emory participates in two-person policy debate. A debate resolution is voted on and selected by the entire debate community before the season begins. Other colleges and universities host tournaments that are attended by many different universities from around the country. Debaters compete at tournaments with six to eight rounds of preliminary competition debating both sides of the question. Teams who perform well during the preliminary rounds can debate in up to three to six single elimination rounds depending on the size of the tournament. Emory attends tournaments sponsored by the National Debate Tournament, the Cross Examination Debate Association, and the American Debate Association.

2015-2016 Topic - Resolved: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in one or more of the following: the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, the Greater Horn of Africa, Northeast Asia.