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  • Give Trump A Chance - IQ2US Debate

    Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
    805 21st Street NW
    20052 Washington , DC
    United States
    38° 53' 59.3736" N, 77° 2' 46.1724" W
    District Of Columbia US
    Wednesday, February 1st 2017
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    06:00 - 07:30 PM
    Donald Trump’s opponents argue that his unpredictable, autocratic style is a threat to both democratic ideals at home, and stability abroad. But others argue that Trump’s election represents the will of the American people, so we must find areas of common ground and work together, or risk deepening the political divide. Should we give President Trump a chance?
    Clive Crook Debater For The Motion
    Columnist, Bloomberg View
    Trotter
    Political Analyst & Attorney
    Senior Editor, The Atlantic
    Michael Waldman Debater Against The Motion
    President, Brennan Center for Justice
  • U.S. Saudi 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, February 8th 2017
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    06:45 - 08:30 PM
    Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. But the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. shale revolution, human rights concerns, and diverging interests in the Middle East, have all put strains on this relationship. Has this special relationship outlived its usefulness?
    Madawi Al-Rasheed
    Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
    Mark P. Lagon
    Centennial Fellow & Distinguished Senior Scholar, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service
    F. Gregory Gause
    John H. Lindsey Chair & Head of the International Affairs Department, Texas A&M University
    James Jeffrey
    Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute & Former Ambassador to Ankara and Baghdad
  • The Charter School 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, March 1st 2017
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    06:45 - 08:45 PM
    In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, enrollment increased from less than 1 million to 2.5 million students. Have charter schools lived up to their promise?
    Professor, College of Education, Western Michigan University
    Julian Vasquez Heilig
    Educator Chair, California NAACP & Professor, California State University Sacramento
    Founder & CEO, The Center for Education Reform
    Resident Fellow, AEI & Former Florida Commissioner of Education
  • The Universal Basic Income 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, March 22nd 2017
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    06:45 - 08:30 PM
    Imagine getting a check from the government every month. $600 guaranteed. It’s happening in Finland, where a pilot program is being launched to test what’s known as a “universal basic income.” Could this idea be the safety net of the future?
    Charles Murray
    W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
    Andrew Stern
    Former President, Service Employees International Union & Senior Fellow, Columbia University
    Jared Bernstein
    Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities & Former Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden
    Jason Furman
    Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • 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
  • 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?
    Asi Burak Debater For The Motion
    Chairman, Games for Change & CEO, Power Play
  • Apple Microsoft Privacy Debate

    Tuesday, June 6th 2017
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    06:00 - 07:30 PM

    Description coming soon.  Presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center.

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