International Public Policy Forum



NYU CEDA team members volunteer over 300 hours of community service each year to help administer the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) with the Brewer Foundation. Founded in 2001, the IPPF is the only contest that gives high school students worldwide the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. Each year, the competition involves thousands of students from more than 200 high schools in more than 20 countries. The IPPF is administered by the Brewer Foundation and NYU, with the NYU CEDA team serving as judges, essay graders, school ambassadors, and facilitators for the event. With extensive help from the NYU team and the tremendous leadership of the Brewer Foundation, the IPPF is available to all public and private high schools across the globe for FREE. For more information, click here.

About The Brewer Foundation

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is a litigation firm practicing in the field of complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. The firm was co-founded in 1984 by William A. Brewer III, who has earned a national reputation as one of the most successful lawyers in the United States. The firm’s commitment to client advocacy is equaled only by its commitment to the community. Its engagement takes the form of both The Brewer Storefront—the firm’s pro bono community service affiliate—and The Brewer Foundation, which supports a broad range of community initiatives and educational programs. In addition to the IPPF, the Brewer Foundation funds and manages the Future Leaders Program (FLP), a public-private partnership that lights a path to college for deserving students from the Dallas Independent School. As the first program of its kind, the FLP has helped its students earn more than $17 million in scholarship offers since its inception. Founded in 1995, the Brewer Storefront handles individual matters that often establish legal precedent and make a long-term, positive impact on the community at large. The Storefront has successfully resolved a number of Voting Rights Act cases that have secured voter equality, providing political opportunity for all.

2024 Competition

2023-24 IPPF TOPIC Resolved: Governments should provide a universal basic income.
Photo of the IPPF Ambassadors

2023 IPPF Champions

NYU Ambassadors

Every year, members of the NYU CEDA team serve as NYU Ambassadors to the final eight IPPF teams. One NYU student is paired with each team. The Ambassadors serve as mentors to the teams and share information about, among other things, participation in college debate.

  • Coppell High School (Texas) – Nicole Sekulic
  • Damien Memorial School (Hawaii) – Jessie Tai
  • Davidson Academy (Nevada) – Eugene Toth
  • Grand Oaks High School (Texas) – Thomas Ku
  • Hamilton High School (Arizona) – Grace Cheng
  • Ivy Bridge Academy (Georgia) – Aliyaah Toussaint
  • West Anchorage High School (Alaska) – Jasmine McClure
  • Westwood High School (Texas) – Shreeram Modi


The 2023-24 IPPF involved qualifying round submissions from teams from around the world. Their essays were judged, with the help of the NYU CEDA team, and the top 64 teams were invited to engage in a single-elimination, written debate tournament. By April, the field was narrowed to the final eight teams, who were invited to compete in oral debates in New York City. Stay tuned for the results


  • Grand Oaks High School vs. Ivy Bridge Academy
  • West Anchorage High School vs. Hamilton High School
  • Davidson Academy of Nevada vs. Coppell High School
  • Damien Memorial School vs. Westwood High School