Simulations &


Renowned Instruction and Exceptional Experience

Statesman Debate Institute (SDI) offers American youth in grades 8 to 12 and college, and their faculty, the following:

  • unfettered, classically-based speech and debate coaching
  • multi-perspective government simulations
    (not only liberal and conventional conservative but also authentic conservative perspectives)

Benefit from our leadership training grounded in the full 
application of classical rhetoric. 

What sets SDI apart is its emphasis upon best practices in handling not only secondary sources but also primary sources. We show the stuent how to become, in effect, an expert on a given topic, how to reach his or her own conclusions and how to persuade others to take a free act. 

Simulating National Greatness

A Call To Responsibility For College And High School Students! 

Here is the next big thing in Model Congress and Model UN!
No prior, special knowledge is required but you learn so much more!

Learn about key developments in domestic and international affairs and what it takes to keep America free. This is a multi-perspective curriculum; it is not limited by the conventional wisdom, care of the mass media, think tanks and latest campus fad. It is also
highly realistic: the lead curriculum designer is an experienced public-policy practitioner; you are briefed and participate after the fashion of actual major leaders. In some ways, you may become even better informed than most leaders! 

Greatly improve your critical thinking, public speaking and leadership skills! Find your voice on momentous issues!

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Our purpose is to train future, responsible leaders. 

Preparing the next generation of leaders, scholars and journalists to uphold a truly healthy America—one that stands upon the constitution and a strong industrial base–, while America continues to engage heavily abroad, is among the biggest challenges facing our country. There needs to be a renewed interest in American studies, global studies and critical thinking. Too many Americans are unaware of the biases in most information that comes their way and what it takes to remain free. 

Round out your education; participate in the Next Big Thing in Model Congress and Model UN Conferences!

“Catastrophic Contagion 2025”

“High-Stakes Climate Policy”

“Arc of War” 
     – Ukraine, Near East and Taiwan –     

A New Kind of Model Congress and Model UN 

We conduct a new kind of Model Congress and Model UN. Unlike the norm, it does not emphasize parliamentary maneuver—how to push a bill through Congress or a resolution through the UN. Instead, it provides a highly realistic, substantive experience–stressing the use of primary sources–, a big-picture view of what is actually happening across the nation and world, and an opportunity for each participant to try his or her hand at shaping profoundly important policy.

SDI has conducted four successful, government simulations of the “new” type. Two of these–our “Virus War” Conferences–tackled the Pandemic and the high-level, political and economic US response. One addressed the USMCA. One addressed the National Debt.

Online Conference
Date, Time
Recorded Briefings
Available, LIve
Opening Speech DueRegistration
Costs for Individual
Costs for Package of
Two Conferences
Catastrophic Conntagion 2025,
Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM EST, Recess Noon - 1 pm
TBA2 weeks prior; 3 days prior, 7:30 - 9 PM ESTMidnight, 2 days prior. This speech is optional but some conference privileges at stake. If participant is under 18, Advisor, Parent or Guardian must pay. No group registration. Access to Recorded Briefing will be provided. Advisors may participate in the Conference.$75 - student
$50 - advisor
$140 - student
$95 - advisor
High Stakes Climate Policy, Friday, TBA --- July 20, 10 AM - 6 PM EST, Recess Noon - 1 PMTBA July 18, July 19 10 AM - Noon EST7 PM, July 19. This speech is optional but some conference privileges at stake.If participant is under 18, Advisor, Parent or Guardian must pay. No group registration. Access to Recorded Briefing will be provided. Advisors may participate in the Conference.$75 - student
$50 - advisor
$140 - student
$95 - advisor
Arc of War
TBA -- Friday, Aug 4, 10 AM - 6 PM EST, Recess Noon - 1 PM
TBA Aug 2, Aug 3 10 AM - Noon EST7 PM, Aug 3. This speech is optional but some conference privileges at stake. If participant is under 18, Advisor, Parent or Guardian must pay. No group registration. Access to Recorded Briefing will be provided. Advisors may participate in the Conference.$75 - student
$50 - advisor
$140 - student
$95 - advisor

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Inspiration and History

SDI is inspired and informed by the then US Senator John Quincy Adams, who, in the early 1800s, also chaired the very first Department of Classical Rhetoric, at the college level. Adams wanted to train American youth for greatness the way the Roman-republic elite trained their youth for greatness. He would even go one better, enhancing such training by faith in The Living God. Hence, the rigorous pursuit of Truth.

Tragically, American education in general and even the thriving student forensics circuit falls short of what it could be, in no small part because the globalists hamper critical thinking in our schools. Notice the heavy emphasis in our schools on secondary sources, which, perforce, the globalists can manipulate and limit, through perverse funding.

From 2015 through 2020, SDI was in operation. We coached grades 6-12 and college. The emphasis was upon formal debate (Public Forum and Policy Debate) and upon Model Congress and Model UN. 

Once again, SDI would revive the dream of John Quincy Adams. Moreover, we would elevate our youth’s knowledge of history, economics, politics and government.

Ultimately, SDI’s programs revive the ancient paideia, wherein parent and child speak of the common good morning, noon and night. This is especially the case for homeschooling. Our government simulations are cross-generational. They involve youth and faculty, in other words, youth and parents-teachers.

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