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2020-21 Contest Bracket
Announcing the Sweet 16 Teams

The Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce the results of the “Top 32” round of the 20th annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) – the only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

  • Vienna International School from Vienna, Austria, advances over Red Arc Debate from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Peak to Peak Charter School from Lafayette, Colorado, advances over Colchester High School from Colchester, Vermont.

  • Slovak National Team from Bratislava, Slovakia, advances over Hwa Chong Institution from Singapore.

  • BASIS Scottsdale from Scottsdale, Arizona, advances over University High School from Tucson, Arizona.

  • Troy High School from Troy, Michigan, advances over Kugnus Acts from Closter, New Jersey.

  • Millburn High School from Millburn, New Jersey, advances over Raffles Institution from Singapore.

  • Viqarunnisa Noon School and College from Dhaka, Bangladesh, advances over Amity Regional High School from Woodbridge, Connecticut.

  • Potomac Oak from Rockville, Maryland, advances over St. Mark's School of Texas from Dallas, Texas.

  • John Handley High School from Winchester, Virginia, advances over Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

  • Hobby School of Ulaanbaatar from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, advances over East Mountain High School from Sandia Park, New Mexico.

  • The Hockaday School from Dallas, Texas, advances over Northview High School from Johns Creek, Georgia. 

  • Hamilton High School from Chandler, Arizona, advances over Ridge High School from Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

  • Montgomery Blair High School from Silver Spring, Maryland, advances over Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. 

  • Lambert High School from Suwanee, Georgia, advances over Arcadia High School from Arcadia, California.

  • Ivy Bridge Academy from Carrollton, Georgia, advances over Areté Speech and Debate Club from Ovilla, Texas.

  • Davidson Academy of Nevada from Reno, Nevada, advances over Livingston High School from Livingston, New Jersey.

Advancing teams will receive an e-mail with additional information.

The “Sweet 16” teams will continue to debate the topic, "Resolved: The benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the harms."


Congratulations to all of our Top 32 competitors. Advancing to this round is an incredible achievement, especially during a year as competitive as this one.

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