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Manhattan Institute President's Update: Spring 2016

Manhattan Institute President's Update: Spring 2016

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This year, as part of efforts to inject challenging ideas into oncampus conversation, the Adam Smith Society is partnering with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), an organization founded in 2006 by MI trustee and Delphi Financial Group CEO Robert Rosenkranz. IQ2US sponsors an event series based on the traditional Oxford-style debate format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply framed motion. The series has reached millions through multiplatform distribution, including radio, television, live streaming, podcasts, and interactive digital content. In March 2016, the Adam Smith Society and IQ2US cosponsored a debate'€” It'€™s always encouraging to see young people who are inquisitive and open-minded, and also inclined in the right direction. '€”The Weekly Standard'€™s William Kristol appropriately, at Yale'€”on the resolution '€œFree speech is threatened on campus,'€ an event that was broadcast on KQED/San Francisco, KERA/Dallas, and KOPB/Portland. The Adam Smith Society looks forward to sponsoring future debates with IQ2US as the year goes on.