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  • Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle East

    Symphony Space
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    New York US
    Thursday, September 12th 2019
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    07:00 - 08:45 PM EST

    Saudi Arabia and Iran are vying for regional dominance. Turkey is cozying up to Russia and China. And instability, conflict, and proxy wars have engulfed Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the United States respond to shifting power in the Middle East?

    Staged in our “Unresolved” format, this debate brings together five foreign policy experts to tackle pressing questions on geopolitics in the Middle East, including: Is Trump right on Saudi Arabia? Is the world safer without the JCPOA? And is Turkey an asset to NATO?

    Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute & Fmr. Sr. Director, National Security Council
    Reuel Marc Gerecht
    Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Fmr. CIA Case Officer
    Brett McGurk
    Fmr. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
    Barbara Slavin
    Director, The Future of Iran Initiative, The Atlantic Council
  • Replace Private Insurance with Medicare for All

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    Tuesday, September 17th 2019
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    As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would do away with private health insurance for most forms of care. Advocates of this plan promise that nationalizing health insurance will cut costs by reducing overhead and promote overall health by giving all Americans access to preventive health care.

    Dr. Adam Gaffney
    President, Physicians for a National Health Program
    Joseph Sanberg
    Co-Founder, Aspiration & Chair, CalEITC4Me
    Sally Pipes
    CEO & President, Pacific Research Institute
    Editor-at-Large, Reason
  • Capitalism Is a Blessing

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    Tuesday, November 12th 2019
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    07:00 - 08:30 PM EST

    Recent polls show that two out of three Americans support capitalism. But with the wealth gap widening and democratic socialist politicians gaining support, some Americans are starting to consider socialism as a viable economic and political model. Supporters of capitalism claim that no other system has been as effective in creating value, increasing prosperity, and producing the wealth that has lifted billions of people out of poverty. The free market, they argue, encourages competition and human ingenuity, values individual choice, and organizes society in a fair and just way.

    John Mackey
    Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
    Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Editor-in-Chief, Reason
    Bhaskar Sunkara
    Founding Editor, Jacobin
    Richard D. Wolff
    Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst