NEW YORK PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE LEAGUE
The First Student-Run High School Debate League
ABOUT THE NEW YORK PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE LEAGUE
Founded by Dalton and Stuyvesant students in 2016, the New York Parliamentary Debate League (NYPDL) runs monthly debate tournaments in the parliamentary style for high school students in the tri-state area.
ABOUT PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE
Parliamentary debate is a style of debate that involves only fifteen minutes of preparation, no outside sources, and speeches that range from four to eight minutes long. Within the duration of a single parliamentary debate tournament, debaters can have topics ranging anywhere from issues of international relations to complex moral dilemmas, making parliamentary debate a style of debate that emphasizes rhetoric, logic, and knowledge of current events. This intriguing, fun, and challenging style has led to Parli becoming the most widespread debate event at the collegiate level and internationally.