Late Registration is open for all sessions! New Policy Staff Hires!

NSD has extended registration for all sessions until June 1st! Spots are filling up at all locations and individual sessions may close when we reach capacity! Information about each camp can be found at:

Additionally, we are excited to announce that Alex Pappas, NDT policy debate finalist, to instruct students at our flagship institute!


Alex Pappas is a graduate of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor where he was the Captain of the policy debate team. He was twice in the finals of the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and reached the elimination rounds in four consecutive years. He also was a two-time champion and a one-time top speaker of the Dartmouth Round Robin, the policy debate community’s most coveted invitational for which only 7 collegiate teams participate. In addition to his competitive pursuits, he spent four summers teaching debate and argumentation at the Michigan National Debate Institutes and worked with the Detroit Urban Debate League. Currently, Alex works at the law and lobbying firm Bracewell, LLP in Washington, D.C. and he plans on entering law school in the Fall of 2016. In his free time, Alex can be found cooking, trying out the newest restaurants, exploring the city or watching the latest political dramas.

Terrence Lonam