Announcement for Round 2 Teams

Thank you for all those who submitted their policy memos. The PCC Committee has spent a lot of time deliberating the policy memos moving onto Round 2 of the Policy Case Competition. The results are as follows:


- Team 3 Climate Change

- Team 4 Climate Change

- Team 9 Immigration Reform

- Team 10 Income Inequality

- Team 14 TTIP

- Team 23 Income Inequality



- Team 2 Housing Affordability

- Team 4 Housing Affordability

- Team 5 Housing Affordability

- Team 7 Transportation Reform

- Team 12 Homelessness



- Team 1 Regulation of Big Data

- Team 2 Regulation of Big Data

- Team 4 Regulation of Big Data

- Team 8 Cybersecurity

- Team 12 Bitcoin



- Team 2 India-Pakistan Border Security

- Team 3 Female Empowerment

- Team 5 Female Empowerment

- Team 6 Female Empowerment

- Team 9 India-Pakistan Border Security

- Team 10 Privatization


Unfortunately, we will not be going ahead with the international topic this year.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Thank You to All Teams and Congratulations to Round 2 Winners!

Thank you again for coming to the competition today and here are the teams who are continuing on to the Final Round! 

  • New York City - Affordable Housing Team 8

  • Spotlight Country: China - Chinese Financial Reform Team 1

  • Foreign - Climate Change Team 8

  • Technology - Security v Freedom Team 7

  • National - Electoral Reform Team 6

Congratulations to the above teams and we look forward to seeing your presentations next week! For the teams that won't be continuing to the Final Round, we thank you so much for being a part of the competition and that you will join us again next year for another round of topics and judges. We also invite you to the Final Round of the competition to watch the final five teams compete: please RSVP as there will be food and chance for networking again!

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Workshop II Materials

Thanks to everyone who attended our second workshop on Monday, April 11th! Professor Stehlik was delighted to meet this year's competitors and help them refine their memos and presentations. 

If you were unable to attend, please find the links to the Workshop II video recordings below: 

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Professor Stehlik's presentation slides can be downloaded here, and her team planner can be downloaded here

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! 

Congratulations to the Teams that made it to Round 2!

Here is a list of teams that made it to Round 2:

Affordable Housing

Team 1

Team 6

Team 8


Chinese Financial Reform 

Team 1

Team 2

Team 8

Team 10


International Climate Change

Team 4

Team 7

Team 8


Regulation of Disruption Economy

Team 1

Team 5

Team 6

Team 10


Education Reform

Team 4

Team 5


Electoral Reform

Team 5

Team 6

Team 7


Immigration Reform

Team 7


Containing and Defeating ISIS

Team 3


Ridesharing Services

Team 1

Team 2

Team 5


South China Sea

Team 1

Team 10


Security v Freedom in the Age of Big Data

Team 7

Team 9


Syrian Refugee Crisis

Team 1

Team 7

Workshop I Video and Policy Memo Email sent out

Thank you to all the competitors who came to Workshop I! We hope you enjoyed it and learned more about how to write a policy memo from Professor Brooke Capps.

Following the event, we have sent out an email which includes some important competition materials:

  1. Video of Workshop I -
  2. Professor Capps' power-point presentation on how to write a policy memo
  3. The official grading criteria the Committee will use for scoring
  4. Guidelines for writing and formatting the policy memo
  5. Sample policy memos from previous years to use as references when writing your own
  6. The roles that the judges will be playing on competition day, which should be kept in mind when drafting your proposals

We want to remind you that policy memos are due Friday, April 8th at 11:59PM. The Committee will choose the best thirty memos, six from each topic, and those groups will have the chance to present in front of our judges. 

Next workshop will take place on Monday, April 11th, 6.00PM on the 5th floor of the Kaufman Management Center. Professor Stehlik of NYU will be giving advice on presenting your proposal the day of the competition.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have at

Workshop I rescheduled and Policy Memo Due Date pushed back

Workshop I has been rescheduled to Monday March 28th from 6:15-7:45pm in Room 121, Meyer Hall (4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003). You can check our official page here for more information.

Due to the unexpected delay of Workshop I, Policy Memos will now be due April 8th 11:59pm. More information to follow in Workshop I.

Please check back for information on grading criteria and sample memos from last year. 

Team and Topic Assignments

Hi everyone! Registration is finally over and we have more than 500 competitors from over 20 schools this year - we're excited to see what this year's competition brings to the table. 

Team and topic assignments for this year's competition have officially been sent. If you have not received an email from us with your team and topic assignment, please double check your inbox and spam folders. If the email still isn't there, contact us immediately - we received several email delivery failure notifications and we have no way to track individuals down. If there is an issue with your team assignment, e.g. a teammate is missing, please let us know and we'll work to rectify the issue. 

Our first workshop is this Tuesday, March 22nd, in GCASL95 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This workshop is NOT MANDATORY for non-NYU students. NYU students are required to attend unless they have a prior commitment, such as class or work. The workshop materials were sent out with team and topic assignments. In addition, the materials and a recording of the workshop will be made available on this website after the workshop. 

Keep an eye out for an email with your assigned topic's background paper later today. 

Thanks - looking forward to a great competition this year!