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GDPPC 2014: Five winners of $10,000 revealed

The winners of this year’s Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge are: Aisha Paola Schietekat from Mexico, Rauno Kiviloo from Estonia, Lim Wei Jiet from Malaysia, Matthieu Ostrander from the USA and Jaai Vipra from India. Each of them wins the grand prize of a $10,000 scholarship.

Runner-ups at this year’s competition are: Adam Wolf from the USA, Divij Joshi from India, Aaron Kanzer from the USA, Monica Melchor from the Republic of the Philippines, Sagar Sheth from India, Casey Mariel Anderson from the USA and Adeleye Tomiwa from Nigeria.

The 12 finalists competed in debating and extemporaneous speech events related to the theme “Rethinking Drugs.”

The Budapest Forum 2014 is the final event of the annual GDPPC programme. GDPPC is jointly organized by the Global Public Policy Institute, the International Debate Education Association, the European Council of Foreign Relations and the Central European University’s School of Public Policy. The project is supported by the Open Society Foundations.

The Budapest Forum took place from June 23 to 27, bringing together 42 participants from 21 countries in panel discussions and talks with leading policy experts, as well as public speaking and debate workshops.

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