Debate Topics Archive

Teams, please use this as a guide to the kind of topics you should prepare for at BEST tournaments.

2014-2015 BEST World Schools Debate Motions

Prepared Topics
  1. This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth
  2. This house would support military action against ISIS
  3. This house would pay reparations to European Roma
  4. This house would impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap
  5. This house supports media censorship during times of political crisis
  6. This house believes that corrupt democracy is better than dictatorship
  7. This house believes that in instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, protesters should respond violently
  8. This house would ban genetically modified foods
Impromptu Topics for the December Tournament in Lovech:
  1. Voting rights and informed citizenry
  2. Online relationships
  3. Nationalism in schools
Impromptu Topics for March Tournament in Pazardzhik:
  1. Research and Ethics
  2. Consumerist Lifestyles
  3. Social Media in Politics

2015-2016 BEST World Schools Debate Motions

Fall Regionals

November 14-15: Stara Zagora (South)

  1. This house believes that counter-immigration measures are regrettable.
  2. This house believes that outsourcing is bad for Bulgaria.
  3. This house believes that Ahmed Mohamed’s scholarship to space camp is justified.

November 21-22: Ruse (Northeast)

  1. This house believes that refugees of war should only seek refuge from neighboring countries.
  2. This house believes that the government should impose higher taxes on individuals with a higher carbon footprint.
  3. This house believes that changing a Facebook photo is not an effective way to support a cause.

December 5-6: Montana (Northwest)

  1. This house believes that soldiers sent on international missions should be atheists.
  2. This house believes that the government should not cover health care costs of individuals who choose not to be vaccinated.
  3. This house believes that entertainers should not pursue political careers.
Spring Regionals

February 13-14: Pazardzhik (South)

  1. This house believes that Star Wars is overrated.
  2. This house believes that a citizen can stop paying taxes if they are not happy with the public services.
  3. This house would deliberately forget certain events in history.

February 20-21: Silistra (Northeast)

  1. This house believes that smartphones are detrimental to social life.
  2. This house as the USA would encourage hackers who are convicted felons to damage oppressive regimes.
  3. This house considers fracking as a legitimate solution to national economic problems.

March 5-6: Pernik (Northwest)

  1. This house believes that young Bulgarians have the right to defend the Communist regime in Bulgaria.
  2. This house would neglect international laws in favor of national benefits.
  3. This house would sue Martin Shkreli for involuntary manslaughter.
National Tournament

April 22-24: Sofia

  1. This house believes that smartphones are detrimental to social life.
  2. This house would neglect international laws in favor of national benefits.
  3. This house believes that a citizen can stop paying taxes if they are not happy with the public services.