Nearly 7,000 students have sharpened their
forensic skills at our Debate Workshops. This comprehensive
one-day program informs debaters on the current debate resolution
through expert speakers, hard-to-find resource materials, and
in-depth discussions. Schools may send as many participants as
they wish. Space is limited, however, and reservations are
taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mackinac Center Debate Workshops equip students and coaches with the
facts and intellectual firepower they need for a season of tough
competition. Past teams have applied new skills and ideas they
learned at the Debate Workshops to capture championships in the
Detroit Public School Debate League and the American Association of
Christian Schools debate competitions.
Cost is $5 per participant, lunch included. All debaters will
receive valuable articles, reports, and studies. Each team
will also receive a helpful study guide offering economic-based
affirmative and negative positions on the topic.
Greeting and registration for all seminars begin at 8:30
AM. Sessions begin promptly at 9:00 AM and close by 1:45
The Mackinac Center is an independent, nonprofit, research and
educational institute. Through seminars, commentaries, public
lectures, and comprehensive studies, the Center works to advance a
scholarly, free-market perspective on policy issues to improve the
quality of life for all Michigan citizens.
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directs the Foundation for Economic Education's high School
Speech and Debate Program. For over 10 years, Greg has
published resource books, study guides and newsletters for
high school debate students and lectured at debate seminars
and workshops around the country.
is Director of Development for George Mason University's
Institute for Humane Studies and Mercatus Center. He
is a former California state championship debate coach and a
national award winner in collegiate parliamentary debate.
He has written numerous publications on academic debate,
extemporaneous speaking, and major issues of economics and
is a consultant for the Foundation for Economic Education,
where he write extensively on the NFL policy and
Lincoln-Douglas debate topics. As a high school debate
coach, his students repeatedly advanced to high ranks in
state and national competition. David is now a
technical writer in Houston, Texas.
Bandow* is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute in
Washington,D.C. He is widely regarded as one of
America’s most incisive observers of current events.
In addition to being a policy author, Bandow lectures
frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and
to business groups. He speaks and writes on such diverse
topics as foreign aid, religion, environmental protection,
foreign policy, education, and the drug war.
is director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute
in Washington, D.C. He has authored studies on
terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
and homeland defense, the military threats facing the United
States, and the cost of NATO expansion. Eland has
analyzed such topics as the affordability of the U.S. Navy,
overseas presence of aircraft carriers, and trends in
alliance burden sharing.
Mackinac Center for
Former Programs Director
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
*Not appearing at all locations