The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is often approached by groups in other countries seeking to establish their own debates. For many years, the CPD has teamed with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) to provide advice and technical assistance on all aspects of debates, using meetings in Washington, D.C., video conference calls, or small teams of experts who travel on-site to help develop plans for sponsoring and producing debates. For more information, please contact the CPD at (202)872-1020.
International Debates Workshop
In July 2009, the CPD and NDI co-hosted a "Debates Best Practices Workshop" in Washington, D.C. that brought together representatives from a dozen countries on five continents. Participants came together to identify the most effective approaches to organizing debates and to lay the groundwork for regular exchanges of ideas and innovations among debate sponsors around the world. To read more, click here.