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Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S. Robert Rosenkranz is CEO of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $10 billion in assets, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. He is the Founder and Chairman of Intelligence2 U.S., a public policy debate program providing a forum for reasoned public discourse. The primary focus of The Rosenkranz Foundation, Intelligence2 US is held live in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, broadcast on over 220 NPR radio stations, and reaches millions through various digital media platforms. Previously, Mr. Rosenkranz was a tax lawyer with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on foreign policy issues and municipal finance. In 1969, he joined Oppenheimer & Company where he was a General Partner when he left to form Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm, in 1978. He serves on the board of directors for the Manhattan Institute and the Lincoln Center Film Society in New York and of Policy Exchange, the center-right policy think tank in London. In 2009, Yale University dedicated Rosenkranz Hall, which houses faculty, staff, classrooms and workspaces for the Political Science and International and Area Studies departments. He has served on the Yale University Council (2001-2013). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean's Council, and of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has two adult children, Nicholas and Stephanie, both Constitutional law scholars, and is married to Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965).
Executive Producer of Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series and Executive Director of The Rosenkranz Foundation. Ms. Wolfe is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who spent over a decade as a producer for Ted Koppel’s Nightline on ABC News. During the course of her career, she has conducted interviews with leading newsmakers, heads of state, and celebrities, including Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Yasser & Suha Arafat, and Yitzhak Rabin. After her Nightline tenure, Ms. Wolfe became an independent media consultant. Prior to Nightline, she worked for then-Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu at Israel’s United Nations Mission and later became assistant managing editor at the Washington, DC-based foreign policy journal The National Interest. A Canadian native, she began her television career in Toronto at CTV’s Canada AM. Ms. Wolfe received her B.A. from York University in Toronto and her M.A. in International Studies from New York University.
The moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S. debates since 2008, John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman. In addition to recently premiering his first one-man show, "Lose the Kid," in Washington, D.C., John is currently writing a book on the history of autism, to be published by Crown in 2015. John is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.
Director of Marketing and Production for Intelligence Squared U.S. Formerly the director of marketing for a celebrity speakers bureau, Clea has led national campaigns for renowned journalists, best-selling authors and public officials. Previously, she worked in direct marketing for BMG/Columbia House and launched public advocacy campaigns for The Center for Arts Education. Clea studied political philosophy at American University and holds a B.A. from The New School.
Director of Research for Intelligence Squared U.S. since the program's start in 2006. Prior to this, she worked in book publishing for five years at St. Martin’s Press. She is a graduate of Stanford University (AB) and Pratt Institute (MLIS).
Director of Development for Intelligence Squared U.S. Alison comes to IQ2US with over nine years of experience working in development for higher education at New York University and Fordham Law School, with her recent tenure as Director of Development for NYU Stern School of Business. In addition to advancement, she has extensive experience in business development, marketing and sales management at both start-up and large organizations, including Young & Rubicam, and as Vice President at One Wire, an online talent marketplace for financial services. She holds a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Producer for Intelligence Squared U.S. and is a writer and media consultant. She has served as a senior producer at CNN, MSNBC, and COURT TV and is the co-author of a book about Gen X working women titled Mid-Life Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a Generation (Rodale Press: March 2004). She holds a law degree from Georgetown University, has contributed to the National Law Journal and other national legal publications, and provided a law and technology column to MSNBC.com.
Production Coordinator for Intelligence Squared U.S. Previously she contributed to donor cultivation and event planning for organizations in New York and Chicago, including the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of the City of New York, the Chicago History Museum and Shedd Aquarium. She holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York in Buffalo and an M.A. in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University.
Marketing and Research Associate for Intelligence Squared U.S. Her previous professional experience includes assisting in galleries and to art consultants, managing a pop-up commercial art space, and archiving the works of writers and artists. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University, where she graduated with honors in 2012.
Monthly Radio Producer for Intelligence Squared U.S. since September 2008. She started her radio career in 2002 as the Associate Producer of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. She has produced segments for WNYC’s Soundcheck and PRI’s Marketplace and was a Supervising Producer on Martha Stewart Living Radio. She currently produces a program on The Catholic Channel, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Maureen McMurray graduated from Wesleyan University in 2001 with a degree in film and history.
Chief Audio Engineer and On-Location Recordist for Intelligence Squared U.S. since its inception in 2006. His work as an audio engineer spans the globe and includes recordings for grammy-winning musical artists, corporate giants Nike, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel, and work in renowned halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Damon owns his own studio in New York’s East Village (www.valvetone.com). Damon graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a B.S. in Audio Engineering and Computer Science and holds a Master's in Television, Radio and Film from Syracuse University.