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You have arrived at the home for all matters pertaining to the consideration and selection of topics for the intercollegiate policy debate community. CEDA (The Cross Examination Debate Association) is the host of this process. A CEDA committee, comprised of CEDA officers, at larger members and representatives from the NDT (National Debate Tournament) and ADA (American Debate Association) work within a procedure mandated by the CEDA constitution to produce topic ballots for community consideration. This process produces the single proposition (or resolution) that guides all intercollegiate policy debate for the competitive season. This site will serve as the host for both resources and discussion both about the topics and the process used to determine these topics.

The CEDA Topic Process

The process for determining the CEDA topic takes place in two stages.


2008 - 2009 Resolution

Resolved:  that the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its agricultural support, at least eliminating nearly all of the domestic subsidies, for biofuels, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, corn, cotton, dairy, fisheries, rice, soybeans, sugar and/or wheat. 



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