The motion: "Aid to Africa is doing more harm than good"
Moderator: Brian Lehrer Speaking for the motion: George Ayittey, William Easterly and David Rieff Speaking against the motion: C. Payne Lucas, John McArthur and Gayle Smith
IQ2US marks the launch of Oxford-style debating -- one motion, one moderator, three advocates for the motion, three against -- in New York City. Each evening begins at 6:00P with a complimentary cocktail period. As you enter the theater before the debate starts at 6:45P, you cast your vote for or against the evening's motion. Those results are displayed midway through the debate as each side makes its statements. After all six panelists speak, the audience has a chance to ask the speakers questions and vote again. The debate finishes with brief summations from the panelists, the votes are tallied and a winning side is declared.
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