“From wherever you stood, the opposing side offered respectable, credible views. In today's fractured culture the evening struck a blow for civility.”
- The Huffington Post
By John Donvan — December 03, 2014
Do you eat? Then you have a stake in this debate.
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."
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.
By John Donvan — September 30, 2014
Choosing the lesser of two evils presumes you know which of the two evils really is less lousy.
By Clea Chang — August 06, 2014
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.
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.
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.)
By John Donvan — May 04, 2014
The debate that affects us ALL.
By IQ2 Staff — April 10, 2014
In honor of Millennials.