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Should the US Get More Involved in the Middle East?

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Amanda Botfeld

Earlier this month, the U.K. newspaper the Telegraph published an article voicing how Americans feel about the Middle East: "worried, but more than an...

The Gates Purchase of a 'Success' Narrative

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media. This is no surprise to me. What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind closed doors.

WATCH LIVE: When It Comes To Syria, Does The U.S. Have A Dog In The Fight?

Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

DATE: August 9, 2013. TIME: 7:30p to 9:00p EST Intelligence Squared and the Aspen Strategy Group partner to present a debate asking "When it comes ...

WATCH: Experts Debate The Pros And Cons Of Fracking

Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

A recent debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. examined the growing American shale gas boom and brought experts together to discuss the pros and cons ...

When It Comes to Politics, Intelligence Squared Is Closing Our Minds: Google and Facebook Do Not the Internet Make

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Intelligence Squared suggested that "When It Comes To Politics, The Internet Is Closing Our Minds," I suggest that sites like eVoter will be changing our actions.

Freedom of the Press vs. State Secrets

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Does the press have the right to disclose some secrets? I believe that too many documents are designated "top-secret" when they really should be designated "embarrassing."

Wendy Kaminer, "Hate Speech," and Campus Censorship

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Check out Wendy Kaminer's great column, "Debating Hate Speech," over at The Atlantic: Last week I engaged in an online Intelligence Squared debate abo...

Resolved: Obama's Foreign Policy Spells America's Decline

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At least, that was the proposition debated at NYU last week. The debaters in favor of the proposition were Dan Senor and Mort Zuckerman, against were ...

Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are Obama's economic policies actually working? Intelligence Squared posed this question to six policy experts at a debate in New York this week. ...

League of Democracies

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Power politics and national interest have crippled the Security Council even as humanitarian crises claimed millions of lives. The purpose and relevance of the UN is being contested.