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prior judges

Every year the IPPF Finals are judged by some of the world's foremost experts in politics, debate, business, and law. 

Previous judges have included:


Alex Abdo

Former Senior Staff Attorney

ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

William A. Brewer III
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors


Ret. General Wesley K. Clark
United States Army

Reid Detchon
Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions

United Nations Foundation


Fred Guterl
Former Executive Editor
Scientific American

Richard N. Haass, Ph.D.


Council on Foreign Relations

Jon Paul Lupo

Former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office

Mike Massimino, Ph.D.



Michael Posner

Former Assistant Secretary of State
U.S. State Department

Kathryn Rubino

Senior Editor

Above the Law


John Sexton, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
New York University


Marschall Smith
Former Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs
and General Counsel
3M Co.


Robin Sparkman
Former Editor in Chief
The American Lawyer

Raghu Sundaram, Ph.D.


NYU Stern School of Business


Sandra Whitehouse, Ph.D.
Ocean Wonks LLC


Howard Wolfson
Former Deputy Mayor
New York City

Richard Haass John Sexton
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