2019 USC Alan Nichols Tournament

2019 — Los Angeles, CA/US

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The USC Annenberg Trojan Debate Squad and I are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament to be held on Thursday, January 3-Saturday, January 5 in sunny Southern California! As USC's first female director in 138 years, I am excited to host my first collegiate policy debate national tournament! The Trojan Debate Squad and I are determined to make this an amazing experience for all our attendees. A formal invitation will be posted shortly.

Divisions and Rounds

The Nichols will be offering 8 debates in all divisions - Open, JV, and Novice. 

Hotel Block

We have a block of 110 rooms at the Radisson Hotel directly across the street from campus. 


Chris Palmer will be running our Tab.


We want to know your thoughts about what you would like from us as hosts and what we can do to make the Nichols a competitive tournament and a great experience for all. Please submit suggestions to:

We look forward to hosting you and your squad in Southern California! 

Kiran Dhillon and the USC Annneberg Trojan Debate Squad