PLEASE JOIN US IN THE GLOBAL DEBATE & PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE!

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The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge is a new annual competition designed to …

The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge is a new annual competition designed to
engage undergraduates in ongoing public debate and reflection on issues affecting the global
community. The inaugural competition is currently underway and will culminate in a final
competition in Budapest in June 2012. We encourage new participation for students in the
2011-2012 Challenge and also hope students will join the next competition. This year’s theme
explores the relationship between security and human rights. The Challenge is a recurring
event and the 2012-2013 Challenge will begin in summer 2012.

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  • 1. GLOBAL DEBATE &PUBLIC POLICYCHALLENGE PLEASE JOIN US IN THE GLOBAL DEBATE & PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGE!WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?Any undergraduate studentscurrently enrolled in an SECURING LIBERTY: BALANCING SECURITY AND FREEDOMaccredited college or The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge is a new annual competition designed touniversity from all over the engage undergraduates in ongoing public debate and reflection on issues affecting the globalworld. community. The inaugural competition is currently underway and will culminate in a final competition in Budapest in June 2012. We encourage new participation for students in the 2011-2012 Challenge and also hope students will join the next competition. This year’s themeREGISTER NOW AT: explores the relationship between security and human rights. The Challenge is a recurring event and the 2012-2013 Challenge will begin in summer 2012.www.gdppc.orgEVERYTHING YOUresearchNEED: PRIZESChallenge guidelines,materials, how-to guides, New participants in the 2011-2012 Challenge are eligible to:discussion groups, and muchmore will be available at • Win a trip to Budapest, Hungary to attend the first annual Global Debate & Publicwww.gdppc.org Policy Challenge in June 2012. • Win one of three possible prizes: a scholarship towards graduate study or a stipend to work at a non-profit institution of the winner’s choice in a field related to Public Policy.*IMPORTANT DATES:• 16 April 2012: Policy Brief Due ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE:• 4 May 2012: • To engage in a debate on a topic of global importance! Finalists announced • To sharpen your advocacy skills!• 12-14 June: • To learn to write effective public policy briefs and receive expert feedback! Pre-Forum Activities for • To receive training from experienced debate coaches! Finalists at CEU in Budapest • To join a growing global debate and public policy community by interacting with• 15-16 June 2012: participants from all over the globe on the Challenge’s website! Final Competition in • To contribute your ideas about important public policy issues! Budapest• July 2012: Launch of the 2012-2013 HOW DO I WIN? Challenge & theme • Register for the competition at www.gdppc.org. announced. • Then prepare and submit your Policy Brief by 16 April. A maximum of 50 finalists will be invited to present and defend their policy briefs orally before top panels of judges at the Global Public Policy Forum at Central European University in June 2012. The cost of travel to Budapest and accommodation will paid by IDEA. Finalists will attend workshops to hone their public-speaking and advocacy skills as well as compete in progressive rounds to determine up to top 10 finalists to compete for the scholarship / stipend prizes by presenting their policy briefs to a global audience. The top winners will be awarded the prizes and get to choose the option they prefer. For new participants, award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500. How will the papers be evaluated? Don’t worry if you’re not a native speaker of English! Judges will use evaluation criteria to assess each student’s contribution, that will focus on the ability to develop evidence to support his / her arguments. Every participant who submits a paper will receive feedback from a qualified judge or professional. Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations *See eligibility and other conditions for the Challenge at www.gdppc.org