2014 Press Archive


21 Podcasts to Make You Smarter

November 24, 2014

We know the feeling: you feel uninformed about a story in the news, or a pop culture phenomena, or just have questions about the world… more

Medical Daily

The Social Implications of Brittany Maynard 'Dying With Dignity'

November 16, 2014

During an Intelligence Squared panel in New York City Wednesday evening, debaters argued over what defines “dignity” and what it means, exactly to die with… more

The Blaze

Physician-Assisted Suicide: Poll Shows 2X People Voted Against It After This Debate

November 14, 2014

A group that hosts debates on volatile social, economic and political topics took up the question of physician-assisted suicide after Brittnay Maynard‘s case gave the… more

Life Media Matters

Intelligence Squared Debate: Legalize Assisted Suicide?

November 14, 2014

Two weeks after the physician-assisted suicide of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, an Intelligence Squared debate in New York explored whether the policy is compatible with the… more

Real Clear Politics

A Higher Form of Debate

November 13, 2014

Since 2006, Robert Rosenkranz has been working on elevating public debate in this country. His project is a program called Intelligence Squared (IQ2), a debate… more


Andrew Solomon on Assisted Suicide, Brittany Maynard and Death with Dignity

November 11, 2014

The end of a life is inevitably tragic — but what if an even bigger tragedy could be avoided by hastening it? That was the… more


Why Income Inequality Is America’s Biggest (and Most Difficult) Problem

October 26, 2014

But, here’s the problem: The same political forces that allowed the 1 percent to take our political system hostage have only worsened in the past… more

Opportunity Lives


October 24, 2014

MANHATTAN — “Working hard is the backbone of the American Dream,” words from progressive economist Elise Gould’s opening statement in Wednesday’s Intelligence Squared debate about… more

International Business Times

Income Inequality Doesn't Harm Upward Mobility, Scholars Argue

October 23, 2014

The debate, hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S., pitted Winship and Conard against Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, and venture capitalist Nick… more


What the Intelligence Squared Inequality Debate Missed—The Politics of Inequality

October 23, 2014

Last night, I had the honor of attending an Intelligence Squared debate on the proposition that, “Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility.”… more