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Genetically Modified Food: Is it safe? Beneficial? Necessary?

Genetically Modified Food: Is it safe? Beneficial? Necessary?

By John Donvan — December 03, 2014

Do you eat? Then you have a stake in this debate.


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Assisted Suicide: Death with dignity, or life devalued?

Assisted Suicide: Death with dignity, or life devalued?

By John Donvan — November 10, 2014

A lot of times, our debate topics intersect with stories in the news, as covered by, say, The Economist, or Foreign Policy, or The New York Times. This week, however, it is People magazine that may give the best, and most visceral, preview of what we'll be debating on Thursday, when our motion will be: "Legalize Assisted Suicide."


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Income Inequality: Is Upward Mobility a Broken Dream?

Income Inequality: Is Upward Mobility a Broken Dream?

By John Donvan — October 22, 2014

One of the cool things about our debates at Intelligence Squared is that, mostly, we’re unscripted. Which means, at every debate, I’m just not sure who will say what to whom. That kind of chemistry is what gets worked out on stage, in front of everybody. And that is when we find out what our debaters are made of.


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Syria, Iraq, ISIS: How should we proceed?

Syria, Iraq, ISIS: How should we proceed?

By John Donvan — September 30, 2014

Choosing the lesser of two evils presumes you know which of the two evils really is less lousy.


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IQ2US Extension Debate: Stanford National Forensic Institute & Minerva Project

IQ2US Extension Debate: Stanford National Forensic Institute & Minerva Project

By Clea Chang — August 06, 2014

Tonight, four superbly qualified high school students from the Stanford National Forensic Institute, with support from Minerva Project, will continue an Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate presented in April 2014.
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Staff Picks, Edition #1: Spies, Men & Babies

Staff Picks, Edition #1

By IQ2US Staff — August 05, 2014

SPIES, MEN & BABIES: See why executive producer Dana Wolfe thinks these were three of our best debates of all time.


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Special Podcast: Retrospective on Hamas and Israel

Special Podcast: Retrospective on Hamas and Israel

By IQ2US Staff — July 11, 2014

Rising tensions between Israel and Hamas have come to a head this week with a dramatic eruption of conflict along the Gaza strip, making a debate we held back in 2006, less than a year after Hamas won a majority vote in the Palestinian parliament, all the more relevant today.


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Death Quiz

Quiz: Is death final?

By IQ2 Staff — May 06, 2014

How much did the human soul weigh—in grams—in 1907? Find out by taking our quiz on death! (It’s not as morbid as it sounds. We promise.)


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A matter of life and death.

A matter of life and death.

By John Donvan — May 04, 2014

The debate that affects us ALL.


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#Selfie Station

#Selfie Station

By IQ2 Staff — April 10, 2014

In honor of Millennials.


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