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A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) was founded to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse to today's often biased media landscape. The mission of IQ2US is to raise the level of public discourse by providing a forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis, encouraging recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views.



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For decades, the development of nuclear power has sparked staunch debate among scientists, politicians, and activists alike. Proponents claim that nuclear energy is the most effective way to combat climate change while still meeting the world's growing demand for energy. But its critics argue that expanding nuclear energy is dangerous, costly, and ill-advised. Should nuclear energy fuel our future? KEYNOTE Bill Nye - Scientist and CEO of the Planetary Society FOR THE MOTION Kirsty Gogan -...
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Will China and the U.S. both lose if the trade war continues? Debaters: Ian Bremmer, Founder and President, Eurasia Group Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec & Fmr. U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Yasheng Huang, Professor, MIT & Author, "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics" Parag Khanna, Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow, Yale University Paul Tsai China Center & Fmr. Assistant Secretary of State...
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What does it take to admit you’re wrong? And why is it so difficult? Cognitive psychology and neuroscience studies reveal that human decision-making relies on a host of factors that don’t always lead to objective evaluations. Opinions can form as a result of fear, anger, pleasure, and other emotions that not only contribute to bias, but can also harden over time. The resulting misconception often then rattles through every aspect of our lives, from our work to our politics to the very...
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America has seen a “catastrophic decline” in its global leadership, says Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mary Beth Long Check out the full “America is Retreating from Global Leadership” debate here: https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/america-retreating-global-leadership
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Is it true that artificial intelligence will do more harm than good? Proponents say it will help us solve problems like climate change and world hunger, while eliminating dangerous and mundane jobs. But critics warn that A.I.’s current trajectory is a dangerous one, which will likely concentrate power, reduce jobs, surveil consumers and voters alike, and threaten democracy. What’s more, some people say these conditions are not based on science fiction, but are already in the process of...
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Radio Host Hugh Hewitt and New America Foundation co-founder Michael Lind debate the functionality and economic viability of blue states. For the Motion: Hugh Hewitt, Stephen Moore Against the Motion: Gray Davis, Michael Lind Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube
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Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, makes the case that America's strong Gen-Y demographic will keep its economy strong while other countries will suffer from population declines.
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scrutiny, and for many, that scrutiny is warranted. From privacy violations to flawed business models to a lack of diversity and representation, Silicon Valley has seemingly betrayed its idealism. And though technological progress has notably enriched a few, Silicon Valley has failed to deliver its promise to all. Has the prioritization of profits and...
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What role might China, South Korea, and Japan play in the Trump administration’s negotiations with North Korea? Mira Rapp-Hooper and Suzanne DiMaggio respond. An excerpt from the debate "Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/po-M7sziLxA Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org/vote IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook...
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An affirmative action battle is again playing out at the highest levels, only this time with Asian Americans at the center of the controversy. At the heart of the matter is the question of whether the Supreme Court should reconsider race in college admissions. The group, Students for Fair Admissions, has taken aim at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, alleging that Asian Americans are less likely to be admitted than comparably qualified white, Black, or...
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Marietje Schaake, Dutch politician and member of European Parliament, argues that the First Amendment can’t save social media companies from themselves. An excerpt from the debate "Constitutional Free Speech Principles Can Save Social Media Principles From Themselves." For the Motion: David French − Senior Writer, National Review Corynne McSherry − Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation Against the Motion: Nathaniel Persily − Professor, Stanford Law Marietje Schaake...
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How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities? Some experts suggest the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un might provide a pivotal diplomatic opportunity to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons – especially in light of the announcement of harsh new sanctions. But others are more pessimistic, arguing that we’ve been down this road before and that denuclearizing North Korea is more of a pipedream than a...
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“Is it possible that in pursuit of some just ends, one might overcorrect that one might imperil particular values,” asks Kmele Foster, Political Commentator & Co-Founder, Freethink, about the construct of “Cancel Culture.” Check out the full cancel culture debate here, premiering Nov. 9 https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/cancel-culture-toxic Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org/vote IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook:...
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Are recent U.S. policies tough and focused enough to achieve key economic and strategic objectives? Or will U.S. policy escalate tensions too much, ultimately reducing the chances that the world’s two major powers can achieve a sensible accommodation? FOR THE MOTION: - Michael Pillsbury - Senior Fellow & Director for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute - Kori Schake - Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies AGAINST THE MOTION: - Graham Allison - Douglas...
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Often regarded as the bridge linking together Europe and Asia, Turkey has been part of NATO for more than 65 years. But some wonder whether NATO truly benefits from Turkey’s membership, particularly with the country’s potential turn toward authoritarianism under president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. And with the Turkish leader cozying up to Russia and China, we ask: Is Turkey still an important ally to the West? Michael Doran - Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute & Fmr. Sr. Director, National...
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Clip: Debaters discuss Walmart's sustainability efforts. An excerpt from the debate "Long Live Walmart."
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Former Assistant Secretary of Education Carmel Martin, Michael Petrilli, President of the Fordham Institute, and Washington Post blogger Carol Burris debate the studies backing "close reading."
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Each debater in turn addresses the idea that wildlife would be worse off without legal hunting.
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Jacobin founding editor Bhaskar Sunkara argues that anti-capitalist workers’ movements are responsible for basic civil liberties. Reason editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward claims that market capitalism is morally superior because it promotes freedom in the form of voluntary interactions. An excerpt from the debate "Capitalism Is a Blessing." FOR THE MOTION: John Mackey - Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market Katherine Mangu-Ward - Editor-in-Chief, Reason AGAINST THE MOTION:...
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Michael Gibney is an international nutrition scholar and former president of The Nutrition Society. He has held esteemed research and faculty positions at leading universities, including the University of Sydney and Trinity College in Dublin. He is currently a professor emeritus of food and health at University College Dublin. Gibney has served on several EU and UN committees on nutrition and health, chaired the EU Scientific Committee for Food's working group on nutrition, and has been...
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The motion: "America should be the world's policeman" Moderator: Morley Safer Speaking for the motion: Max Boot, Michael Mandelbaum and Douglas Murray Speaking against the motion: Ian Bremmer, Ellen Laipson and Matthew Parris 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...
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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When Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and halted the Electoral College certification, European leaders decried the violence and called on the president to allow the peaceful transfer of power. Meanwhile, China, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran issued swift condemnations with not-so-subtle jabs at the legitimacy of Western democratic values. In the wake of this, can America remain the world's model for democracy? #debate​ #democracy #IntelligenceSquared​ #IQ2US​...
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The United States intelligence community has made it clear: Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and has plans to do it again in the future, including this year’s midterms. And beyond that, Putin has invaded and occupied neighboring countries, inserted Russia into Middle East conflicts, and started holding military exercises with China. But for all the media hype, does Russia pose a true threat to the U.S.? Or is Russia just a marginal power with an economy that’s been beset...
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Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar explains how a lack of regulation has allowed Amazon to become both a platform and a retailer, and just why that is bad for retail competitors. Check out our full debate on the motion: Amazon Is Good for Small Business. https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/amazon-good-small-business
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Director of IBM Research Dario Gil discusses the importance of transparency in AI. An excerpt from the debate "IBM Project Debater." Watch the full debate: http://smarturl.it/ProjectDebater =================================== Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ===================================
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Spreading democracy in the Middle East is a bad idea" 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...
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Michael Lind, New America Foundation co-founder and Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal weigh the pull factors that are causing people to move to red states. For the Motion: Hugh Hewitt, Stephen Moore Against the Motion: Gray Davis, Michael Lind Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube
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The panelists discuss how professors should handle classroom discussions on sensitive topics – and what’s out of bounds. An excerpt from the debate Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/qlDNLvJsJ54 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ==================================="
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These days, the bird’s the word. Since shelling out $44 billion for Twitter, critics say Elon Musk is knocking the social media giant off its perch. Under his guidance, a slew of firings, a resurgence of unsavory Tweeters, and a bevy of on-again, off-again bans, have all raised questions about the platform’s long-term viability. Some investors have labeled Musk an albatross around Twitter’s neck, calling for him to stay focused on Tesla and SpaceX. Others say Musk is actually freeing the...
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Clip: Debaters discuss executive orders, special advisers, un-nominated positions, and the successes/failures of his cabinet. An excerpt from the debate "Unresolved: Trump's First 100 Days."
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How do you know that you’re right? Modern business, politics, and even culture, tend to favor strident opinions and decisive action. To “flip flop” may then be construed as ineptitude, or even weakness. So it behooves us to “stick to our guns, “stay the course,” and adhere to other well-trodden idioms of the English language. Of course that approach may be limiting. And what if you are actually wrong? How will you know? What means testing can be involved in your thinking when to...
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For decades, scientists around the world have dedicated their lives — and research dollars — to one question: Is there anyone else out there? In the early 1970s, NASA joined the hunt with its own program to search for extraterrestrial life, or SETI for short. When that was defunded by Congress, private efforts took hold. But just what have decades of SETI brought us? And how should we approach the search in those to come? For SETI’s supporters, finding other intelligent life in the cosmos...
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For a period of time, going global just seemed to make sense. But with China’s rise, Covid-19, and the war in Ukraine, words like “localnomics,” “friends-shoring,” and “decoupling” have helped codify a growing movement that calls for less interdependence between economies. Those in favor of a more “deglobalized” system of trade argue that it is not only more environmentally friendly and responsive to regional needs, but also less of a driver of income inequality. Indeed,...
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The motion: "Tough interrogation of terror suspects is necessary" Moderator: Brooke Gladstone Speaking for the motion: Rick Francona, Heather Mac Donald and David B. Rivkin Jr. Speaking against the motion: Jack Cloonan, John D. Hutson and Darius Rejali 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...
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Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. To date, more than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try and the companies facilitating these matches are raking in billions. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance? Apps like Tinder and Bumble make finding a date as easy as swiping right, while digital platforms like Match.com and OkCupid use specialized algorithms to help users find the perfect partner, regardless of age or personal...
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By now it is clear, the Red Wave election-denying candidates had hoped to ride left most still waiting on the beach. Those who questioned the outcome of the 2020 election lost key midterm races, which seemed to calm the nerves of many of those fearful as to where the Republic itself was headed. But as the parties begin to prepare for their respective presidential runs, a bigger question looms; one that has taken its cues from President Biden himself. Shortly after the January 6th attacks on the...
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You know the drill. Someone does, or says, something offensive. A public backlash -- typically on Twitter -- ensues. Then come the calls to "cancel" that person, brand, or institution. That usually means the loss of cultural cache, political clout, and often a job or career. While the term "cancelling" has roots in a misogynistic joke, it has come to be one of the most prominent tools of progressive activists. Many see "cancelling" as a modern-day means of holding...
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Deepak Chopra, best-selling author and integrative medicine advocate, offers a definition of God not as an “imagined deity” but as the consciousness that makes human experience possible. An excerpt from the debate "The More We Evolve, the Less We Need God." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/yUAiY7ZUWhQ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org/vote IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook:...
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For a period of time, going global just seemed to make sense. But with China’s rise, Covid-19, and the war in Ukraine, words like “localnomics,” “friends-shoring,” and “decoupling” have helped codify a growing movement that calls for less interdependence between economies. Those in favor of a more “deglobalized” system of trade argue that it is not only more environmentally friendly and responsive to regional needs, but also less of a driver of income inequality. Indeed,...
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With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch's powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans? Presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most...
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A part of the Chicago Ideas Week, this debate is the first Intelligence Squared U.S. debate to be held live in Chicago. The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching one's full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelor's degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Facebook and Microsoft prove that extraordinary success is possible without it. But recent studies show that...
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Canadian MP Chrystia Freeland and Stanford Fellow Josef Joffe spar over the quality of American education and access and opportunity for the middle and lower class.
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This debate short is part of a series co-produced by Intelligence Squared U.S. and Newsy. Whether in America’s state game lands or the African bush, hunting has become one of the most hotly debated issues in the media and online. Internationally, the killing of Cecil the lion triggered a firestorm of criticism over trophy hunting rules and regulations. Central to the debate here in the U.S. is the white-tailed deer. Its overpopulation has caused millions of dollars in property damage, over...
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The public and pundits alike are still processing the most recent election, but this much we know: 2020 marks the most diverse Congress in American history, and President Trump garnered more minority voters in 2020 than in 2016. As Georgia faces two runoff elections, which will determine which party controls the Senate, gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and other voting-rights advocates have focused on identity politics as a way to prevail in the electoral process. Is it a winning strategy?...
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Fed president Neel Kashkari argues in a time of crisis, Democrats and Republicans will come together to save the country. An excerpt from the debate "Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer." =================================== Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ===================================
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Suzanne Nossel, Michael Roth, and David L. Hudson Jr. consider U Chicago graduate Cameron Okeke’s views on – and experiences with – safe spaces. An excerpt from the debate Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/qlDNLvJsJ54 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ==================================="
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In a special Intelligence Squared collaboration with How To Academy, Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait sits down with Henry Kissinger to discuss his life, his perspective, his public experience, and how they each relate to modern leadership in this fast-changing world. #henrykissinger #foreignaffairs #diplomacy #ukraine # #intelligencesquaredUS #iq2us #howtoacademy
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When it comes to the looming Trump-Kim summit, what are each side’s sources of leverage? Our panel debates. An excerpt from the debate "Negotiations Can Denuclearize North Korea." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/po-M7sziLxA Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org/vote IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ===================================
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MEP Marietje Schaake and National Review’s David French debate the motives behind censorship in other countries. An excerpt from the debate "Constitutional Free Speech Principles Can Save Social Media Principles From Themselves." For the Motion: David French − Senior Writer, National Review Corynne McSherry − Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation Against the Motion: Nathaniel Persily − Professor, Stanford Law Marietje Schaake − Dutch Politician & Member,...
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Jonas Shaende is an American economist who grew up in the Soviet Union. As an academic, his scholarship has focused on international economic relations and monetary systems. This includes teaching advanced economics, globalization, and international trade courses at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY and SUNY colleges in New York. Shaende is a frequent economics commentator, particularly on Russian-language media. He has held senior appointments in New York government and...
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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All debaters take 30 seconds to address whether the concerns of the 18th century constitution have become outdated in today's geopolitical environment.
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The motion: "Tough interrogation of terror suspects is necessary" Moderator: Brooke Gladstone Speaking for the motion: Rick Francona, Heather Mac Donald and David B. Rivkin Jr. Speaking against the motion: Jack Cloonan, John D. Hutson and Darius Rejali 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...
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The motion: "It's time to end affirmative action" Moderator: Robert Siegel Speaking for the motion: John H. McWhorter, Terence J. Pell and Joseph C. Phillips Speaking against the motion: Khin Mai Aung, Kimberlé Crenshaw and Tim Wise 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...
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Columnists Megan McArdle, Jonathan Chait, and doctors Douglas Kamerow and Scott Gottlieb debate the merits of universal health care and whether a similar system could or should be implemented in the United States.
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Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon was given six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year's budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare...
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It's often taken for granted that America needs a strong dollar. When the value of the U.S. dollar is strong relative to other currencies, it becomes attractive to investors and allows Americans to buy foreign goods and services cheaply. But in times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive? Or will the loss of purchasing power and currency manipulation abroad, offset the potential gains? For: Frederic...
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An excerpt from the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate "Legalize Drugs" with Paul Butler and Nick Gillespie for the motion, Asa Hutchinson and Theodore Dalrymple against the motion. Moderated by John Donvan. For: Paul Butler For: Nick Gillespie Against; Asa Hutchinson Against: Theodore Dalrymple Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube
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General Norton Schwartz, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, defends drone warfare against claims that it's only effective as a recruitment tool for al-Qaeda. For: Ahmed Rashid For: John Kael Weston Against: Admiral Dennis Blair Against: General Norton Schwartz Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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The motion: "Universal health coverage should be the federal government's responsibility" Moderator: John Donvan Speaking for the motion: Art Kellermann, Paul Krugman and Michael Rachlis Speaking against the motion: Michael F. Cannon, Sally C. Pipes and John Stossel Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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Jeannie Suk and Stephen Schulhofer elaborate on how workplace sexual harassment can inform how harassment on college campuses should be treated. -- Debate Clip -- Courts, Not Campuses, Should Decide Sexual Assault Cases =================================== Main Debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8VYE9IyZXM Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org/vote IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ===================================
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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How can the Democratic Party, out of power and outnumbered in Washington D.C. and state capitals across the nation, bring itself out of the political wilderness? Should Democrats embrace the progressive populism championed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - including Medicare for all, free public college tuition, and a federal jobs guarantee? Or is the best path forward, and the only one likely to empower Democrats in the era of Trump, one that plays to the political center? For...
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Should we be paying more attention to reasons why so many students feel unsafe? Ashutosh Bhagwat and David L. Hudson Jr. respond. An excerpt from the debate Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous." =================================== Main Debate: https://youtu.be/qlDNLvJsJ54 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube Official site: iq2us.org IQ2US Twitter: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter IQ2US Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook ==================================="
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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Is China's ascendancy a threat to the U.S.? China's rise as an economic and military power, coupled with its aggression in the South China Sea, have led some to call for a major rebalance of U.S. policy and strategy. Can China be trusted to act as a responsible global stakeholder? And will they be a long-term ally, or adversary?
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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The goal of IQ2 US is to raise the level of public discourse on our most challenging issues. To provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological. To encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. To engage the live audience as active participants who will ask questions and decide which speakers have carried the day by voting on the motions...
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The motion: "We should accept performance-enhancing drugs in competitive sports" Moderator: Bob Costas Speaking for the motion: Radley Balko, Norman Fost and Julian Savulescu Speaking against the motion: George Michael, Dale Murphy and Richard Pound 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...
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