This past July, our nation’s best and brightest students gathered to voice their views, positions, and concerns about some of the most important public policy issues of our day. With debate as a vehicle, students learned about the difficulties and complexities of leadership and come to appreciate the importance of communication in solving problems. These students and others like them decided whether the 21st Century is one of optimism or regret.
Hosted by the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, the National Center for Policy Analysis, and the Academy of Leadership & Liberty, participants are immersed in the issues permeating this year’s presidential debates. Through this program, students have a chance to share their vision for the future with their peers and the world by presenting their ideas in a nationally-televised, freestyle debate that will be moderated by a presidential debate moderator.