En este concurso internacional se pide a los estudiantes que debatan con perspectiva crítica cuestiones de políticas públicas que son de importancia apremiante para la comunidad global.

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The international (undergraduate) writing competition called Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge (GDPPC) asks students to critically engage with issues of public policy that are of pressing relevance to the global community. We hope that you could forward this to your contacts and encourage as many undergraduate students to participate in this year's topic “Rethinking Drugs”.

About the Challenge:

GDPPC is an ongoing written and oral policy competition for undergraduate students from around the world. It provides a platform which embraces the concept of open society, bringing together outstanding undergraduate students from across the globe in an effort to foster a rich and lively exchange of ideas through critical thinking and well informed debates. This year’s challenge theme “Rethinking Drugs” invites participants to explore the policy questions raised in the area of international drug policy.

Competition format and prizes:

Students are asked to explore what policies governments should adopt to address the current challenges drugs, and drug-related crime and violence pose on a social and political level. This encourages students to think critically about the war on drugs, the implications of current drug policies on security, health, justice and human rights. Students are asked to submit two written papers on different scenarios, the first one due 30 October 2013. Outstanding students have a chance to present their ideas at a final forum in Budapest with the chance of earning one of the 5 up to $10.000 scholarships and grants.


The Global Public Policy Institute has partnered with the International Debate Education Association (UK), the IDEA Central Foundation, the European Council of Foreign Relations as well as the School of Public Policy at Central European University to organize the third round of the Global Public Policy and Debate Challenge (GDPPC). The Challenge is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.

We hope that many undergraduate students will take up the challenge. It would be great if you could help us promote this program by distributing the attached flyer to students, professors and university contacts in your network. Please also refer them to our website www.gdppc.ideabte.org, which contains all the relevant information in more detail.

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