Topic Information

The BDC will be using NSDA Topics for all of our tournaments. 

Current Topic


March 2021

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of creating the United States Space Force outweigh the harms.

Evidence Packet: March 2021 PF Debate Evidence Packet

Click above to access the current evidence packet. The evidence packet provides research that students can use to write their cases or use in debate rounds. It is also a great place to direct students to learn more about the topic and start developing their arguments. 

Archives - Evidence Packets and Lectures for Past PF Topics

February 2021

On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.

 Evidence Packet: February 2021 PF Debate Evidence Packet

January 2021

Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

Evidence Packet: January 2021 PF Debate Evidence Packet

November/December 2020

Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.

VIDEO: Introduction to the November/December NSDA Public Forum Topic

Click above to watch Anthony Trufanov, 2019 National Debate Tournament Champion and expert on nuclear policy, breakdown what no first use really means.

Evidence Packet: November/December 2020 PF Debate Evidence Packet