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Parliamentary Debate, or Parli, is unique because there is no outside preparation! Parli debaters prepare their arguments for only fifteen minutes before the round and have no access to outside sources. Within a single Parli tournament, debaters can have topics ranging from international relations to complex moral dilemmas, allowing them to improve their rhetoric, logic, critical thinking, and knowledge of current events. Parli's intriguing, fun, and challenging style has made it the most widespread form of debate at the collegiate and international level, and our goal is to popularize the style at the high school and middle school levels as well.
Please visit our Resources page for introductory guides and videos to Parli, fun training games, our equity guide, and many other resources!