VBI Effective Altruism Scholarships

Funded by a grant from Open Philanthropy, Victory Briefs is offering full scholarships to VBI 2022 for debaters interested in effective altruism. Effective altruism is “a social movement and philosophy focused on maximising the good you can do in your career, projects, and other life decisions.” It involves evidence-based reasoning to figure out how to do as much […]


Submit LD topic suggestions!

The NSDA is taking LD topic suggestions until June 1. You can submit your suggested topics here. I plan on submitting some or all of the following topics. The wordings are pretty rough. If you have any suggestions for improving them (or just think some of them definitely should or should not be submitted), please […]


On Hypocritical Theory by Jake Nebel

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Jake Nebel is an executive director at Victory Briefs and (starting fall 2019) assistant professor of philosophy at USC. He recently completed his PhD in philosophy at NYU. 1 Introduction Suppose you’re […]


Hockaday Women’s RR Update

Hockaday coach Jordan Innerarity writes in that the Hockaday Women’s RR will now be Nov 10th and 11th. The full tournament starts on the 11th and runs through the 12th. Here is a link to the RR and tournament registration: http://www.joyoftournaments.com/tx/hockaday/info.asp?p=7 We would like to invite all interested women to attend the Hockaday Women’s Round […]


VBI Resolutions Announced

The Victory Briefs Institute camp topics will be as follows: VBI Chicago—Resolved (PF): In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students. Resolved (LD): The United States has a moral obligation to adopt a single-payer healthcare system. VBI Philadelphia—Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. VBI […]