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Senior Open Topics

Senior Open Topics

The following topics will be discussed during the 2020 online Senior Open. Visit our Nationals page to learn more about this prestigious event.

Senior Open Policy Debate

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.


Senior Open Public Forum Debate

TOPIC AREA: Middle East

Resolved: The United States should remove nearly all of its military presence in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.


Senior Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust.


Senior Open Mixed Extemp

Each round will include a mixture of international and domestic themes. During draw, students will be given two IX questions and two USX questions. Each speaker in a round will be given four unique questions. Questions will not repeat after being used during the tournament.


Senior Open Congressional Debate

Download the 2020 Senior Open docket containing preliminary and showcase legislation.


Senior Open Interpretation Events

View the list of approved websites for Interpretation Events. Listing of these online publishing sources does not constitute an endorsement of the content of these sites. Stories, poems, news articles, and images may not be appropriate for all ages.