1-Week Policy Debate Program


June 30 – July 7, 2017; Tuition: $1,400




The 1-week Debate Institute at Northwestern offers instruction in Policy Debate, ideal for students either just beginning their Policy Debate careers or who are looking for a summer program that won’t eat up your whole schedule. Students who are making the switch from another debate event to Policy Debate have found this program particularly helpful.

Students will receive lectures on the annual Policy Debate topic, the basics of research and Policy Debate strategy, and will engage in practice debates with the same high-quality judging of the longer programs.


I loved being in a college-like setting, and having the ability to engage in educated discussions with others. I feel like I was able to learn a lot during the week because of the mature setting that Northwestern provided.”

1-week Policy Debate applicants are not eligible to apply for financial aid through the NHSI.



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Typical Day  –  6-Week Policy Debate  –  4-Week Policy Debate Residential Program  –  4-Week Policy Debate Commuter Program  –  1-Week Policy Debate  –  2-Week Public Forum Debate  –  Debate at Northwestern  –  Faculty Bios