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  • Long Live Walmart - IQ2US Debate

    Kaufman Center
    129 West 67th Street
    New York , NY
    United States
    40° 46' 29.9424" N, 73° 58' 58.8216" W
    New York US
    Thursday, April 6th 2017
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    06:45 - 08:30 PM
    Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistreats its employees. Others point to the fact that Walmart provides countless jobs to low-skilled American workers. Has Walmart been good for America?
    John Tierney
    Contributing Editor, City Journal
    Richard K. Vedder
    Economist & Author, The Wal-Mart Revolution
    Amy Traub
    Associate Director of Policy and Research, Demos
    Professor, UC Santa Barbara & Author, The Retail Revolution
  • Video Games Will Make Us Smarter - Debate

    Kaufman Center
    129 West 67th Street
    New York , NY
    United States
    40° 46' 29.9424" N, 73° 58' 58.8216" W
    New York US
    Wednesday, May 10th 2017
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    06:45 - 08:30 PM
    As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combating climate change, for inspiration. Will video games soon provide innovative solutions to our most pressing social, political and economic challenges? Or is the impact of gaming overrated and potentially destructive?
    Daphné Bavelier
    Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Geneva & Co-Founding Advisor, Akili Interactive
    Asi Burak Debater For The Motion
    Chairman, Games for Change & CEO, Power Play
    Elias Aboujaoude
    Director, Stanford University OCD and Impulse Control Disorders Clinics & Author, Virtually You
    Walter Boot
    Director, Florida State University Attention and Training Lab
  • Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law enforcement and national security?
    Attorney & Fmr. Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
    Catherine Crump
    Acting Dir., Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic & Prof., Berkeley Law
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