Effective Discourse

The Effective Discourse branch’s mission is to expand and deepen youth engagement in policy by developing a lasting and active political community through various settings and mediums. This plays into the Institute for Youth in Policy’s greater mission by energizing young people to actively partake in productive discourse through actionable methods of communication.


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The people we've hosted

Including the below, some former speakers further include California, Oregon, Washington public health officials; Professor Douglas Becker of USC; Bi-Yu Chang Deputy Director of the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS University of London; Anna Eshoo, a member of Congress; and Samantha Haber - a Podcast Influencer.

SPEAK Program

What is SPEAK?

SPEAK stands for Student Policy Education And Knowledge - a public speaking and debate program.

Who is SPEAK?

We are excited to welcome both YIP and non-YIP members to SPEAK! We encourage any and everyone to apply!

When is SPEAK?

The program occurs on a bi-monthly basis while programming is typically three days in length.

Upcoming Events

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