Manhattan Summer Debate Institute @ Hunter College, Silberman Graduate School, New York University

The Manhattan Debate Institutes (MDI) are our largest and longest summer debate institute program. The Debate Camps are hosted by the Manhattan Debate League and staffed by New York’s top middle school and high school debate coaches, teachers, alumni and debaters. Tracks are available for beginners as well as advanced debaters. Skills include public speaking, cross examination, critical thinking, research, argumentative writing, public forum debate, and policy debate. Subjects include the current policy debate resolution, philosophy, political science, critical theory, economics, history, geography, international politics and more. Students will gain a competitive edge for the upcoming debate season in the Manhattan Debate League and the New York City Debate League. 

  • Locations: Hunter College, Silberman Graduate School, New York University, Columbia University
  • Grade Levels: High School, Middle School, Elementary School