Seattle University High School Speech and Debate Tournament

2023 — NSDA Campus, WA/US

Junior Public Forum

Abbreviation JPF
Format Debate
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should increase its diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve internal armed conflicts in West Asia
Entry Fee $30.00
Entry Teams of between 2 and 3 competitors

Event Description:

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