Each FPS season provides students the opportunity to research and engage in 5 topics, representing themes and concepts from the strands of Business & Economics, Social & Political, and Science & Technology. Topics serve as the thematic basis for the Global Issues Problem Solving, Scenario Performance, and Scenario Writing competitions.

Current Topics

As competitive seasons vary around the globe, please check the link specific to your geographic area for the most current information.
Northern Hemisphere – updated July 1 each year – 2023-24 topics (Click Here)
Southern Hemisphere – updated January 1 each year – 2024 topics (Click Here)

International Conference Topics

– updated March 1 each year – 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024

Topic Submission

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Have an idea you are interested in exploring as an FPS topic? Topic idea submissions remain open year round. From the time of initial idea submission, it typically takes several years for the topic to reach students to allow for review and resource development.

Topic Vote

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Did you know STUDENTS help determine FPS topics? It’s true and we want your input on future topics!

Topic History

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Future Topics

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