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Take To The IQ2US Stage Meet Upcoming and Past Debaters

Upcoming Debaters

Adam Cox

Adam Cox

Professor, New York University School of Law

Adam Cox is the Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches and writes about immigration law, constitutional law, and democracy. Before… more

Carrie Serevino

Carrie Severino

Chief Counsel & Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network

Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. In that capacity she has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional issues and briefed senators on judicial… more

Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell

Director, Constitutional Law Center & Professor, Stanford Law School

Michael McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as senior fellow at the Hoover… more

Adam Roberts

Adam M. Roberts

CEO, Born Free USA & Born Free Foundation

Adam M. Roberts, based in Washington, D.C., is the CEO of Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation. He helped launch Born Free USA in 2002 to bring the UK-based… more

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

CEO & President, The Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle is president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), named by Forbes as one of the largest charities in the U.S. During his tenure,… more

Catherine Semcer

Catherine Semcer

COO, Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants

Catherine E. Semcer is a dedicated conservationist and experienced non-profit leader. As the COO of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants (H.O.P.E.), Semcer oversees the delivery of world-class training, advisory, assistance, and… more

Anthony Licata

Anthony Licata

Editor-in-Chief, Field & Stream

Anthony Licata is the editor-in-chief of Field & Stream, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine brand, with an audience of over 9 million hunters and fishermen. A widely respected authority on… more

Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Professor, University of Chicago Law School

Eric Posner is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair at the University of Chicago Law School. His current research interests are… more

Past Debaters

Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon

Vice Chair of Climate & Sustainable Urbanization, Paulson Institute

Kate Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development. Currently she serves as Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization at the Paulson… more

Jack Abramoff

Jack Abramoff

Former Lobbyist & Author, Capitol Punishment

Jack Abramoff is arguably one of the world’s most famous lobbyists and former Washington power players. Dubbed on the cover of Time as the “Man Who Bought Washington”, Abramoff rose… more