At a reception at Boulud Sud following the spirited debate “Better Elected Islamists than Dictators,” attendees chatted with donors and debaters over passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Guests included author Amanda Foreman, MasterCard Thought Leadership executives Bernhard Mors & Douglass Hatcher, Commentary Magazine’s senior editor Abe Greenwald, author Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Columbia University’s Sue Terry, Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art at the Guggenheim Museum, and managing editor of The Nation Roane Carey.
Moderator John Donvan said the night’s event was “a contender” for the best debate he’s moderated by IQ2. Debaters Daniel Pipes, M. Zuhdi Jasser, Reuel Marc Gerecht and Brian Katulis were toasted by IQ2 founder Robert Rosenkranz, who also polled those in attendance about who they thought should moderate the next presidential election. The audience responded with unanimous applause and laughter: John Donvan, of course.
Robert Rosenkranz, Sue Terry
Daniel Pipes, Dr. Qanta Ahmed
Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute Stephanie Hessler, Shelby White
Alexandra Munroe, Amanda Foreman, and Shelby White
Bernhard Mors and Douglass Hatcher of Mastercard Thought Leadership, with Dana Wolfe, IQ2US Executive Producer