Debate is highly flexible. Professors, administrators and student groups can choose topics, formats and competitive structures that match their pedagogical objectives and incorporate a customized approach into their lesson or event. NYU students and coaches are deployed incrementally as participants, judges, and lecturers starting with one class or school for demonstration debates and exercises.
Demonstration debates appeal not only to those who like competition but also to those who wish to become change agents in their communities and use their voice to make a difference. In the last three years, their popularity has spread from colleges to high schools to middle schools even to hedge funds. The result is an integrated debate learning system that positions the NYU team as a debate-services model that does much more than just win trophies.