An analysis of the Policy Debate topic "Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its policy regarding convicted prisoners under federal jurisdiction."
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15th
Sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
25-minute Guest Speaker Presentation, Giveaway, and 25-minute Live Q&A
Special thanks to FEE for sponsoring this event and providing our guest speaker.
Join us for this informative presentation led by Mr. Devon Kurtz, followed by Q&A moderated by NCFCA Curriculum author and Debate Committee member, Christy Shipe.
Devon Kurtz is the Criminal Justice Policy Manager at the Cicero Institute. His research focuses on the institutional incentives of police, community supervision, prisons, and prosecutors. Devon lives in Woodstock, Vermont where he serves on the Woodstock Economic Development Commission and mentees formerly incarcerated people at the Hartford Restorative Justice Center. He studied Classics at Dartmouth College, where he edited the Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World as a Presidential Scholar and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Dartmouth Review. His writing has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Boston Herald, City Journal, The Vermont Standard, and The Daily Caller.
Christy Shipe and her husband Richard have been married for 19 years. They have five children. One of the Shipe children is currently competing in NCFCA. Christy was homeschooled through high school; graduated summa cum laude with a BA in political science from Cedarville University in 1998 and received the Edmund Burke award for social sciences. She participated on the Cedarville debate team for 3 years and is the author of two debate textbooks and producer of companion video. She is a NCFCA parent, debate coach, and a member of the NCFCA Debate Committee.
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