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Upcoming Debaters

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy

Prof. of Medicine and Ethics, University of Chicago & Member, Presidential Bioethics Commission

Dr. Daniel Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where he serves as Associate Director… more

Baroness Ilora Finlay

Baroness Ilora Finlay

President, British Medical Association & Member, House of Lords

Baroness Ilora Finlay, a leading palliative care physician, is president of the British Medical Association (2014-15), president of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and is a past president of the… more

Nick Hanauer

Andrew Solomon

Author, Far From the Tree & Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University

Andrew Solomon is a writer, lecturer, and a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University. Solomon's newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (2012),… more

Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer

Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors and managers in the Northwest with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries. He has managed,… more

Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz

Labor Market Economist, Economy Policy Institute

Heidi Shierholz joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2007. She has researched and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle- and low-income families, especially in… more

Edward Conard

Edward Conard

Visiting Scholar, AEI & Former Partner, Bain Capital

Edward “Ed” Conard is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of the New York Times bestseller Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the… more

Scott Winship

Scott Winship

Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Scott Winship is the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Previously a fellow at the Brookings Institution, his areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality,… more

Peter Singer

Peter Singer

Philosopher & Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from… more

Past Debaters

Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne

Professor, NYU Law & Founding Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice

Burt Neuborne is one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers, teachers, and scholars. He is the Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties and the founding legal director of the… more

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Assoc. Professor, Fordham Law & Fmr. Nat’l Dir., Sunlight Foundation

Zephyr Teachout is an associate law professor at Fordham Law School. She writes about political law, with a focus on corruption: her book Corruption in America (Harvard University Press) is… more