Looking Back from the Moderator Podium: Spring 2019 Debate Highlights
Eight debates, 31 debaters, four months, and one invigorated and informed moderator. That's where we stand now as our spring 2019 series wraps with another groundbreaking season of debates. Before we head out on the road for our summer season, take a look back at some of my favorite debate highlights from 2019 thus far.
Research and Modeling the Effects of Solar Geoengineering
Harvard’s David Keith, Oxford’s Anjali Viswamohanan, and best-selling author Clive Hamilton go head-to-head on the implications of solar geoengineering research.
Did Trump Drain the Swamp?
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens and Fox News contributor Liz Peek debate the Trump administration’s ability to reach across the aisle – and drain the swamp.
Does Censorship Have a Place on Social Media?
Stanford Law’s Nate Persily and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Corynne McSherry debate censorship, social media, and the First Amendment.
Yasheng Huang: China Could Win the Trade War
Could China win a total trade war against the United States? MIT's Yasheng Huang argues yes.
What Is it Like to Debate With AI?
World-champion debater Harish Natarajan gives a post-debate analysis of his interactions with IBM's Project Debater.
Do we need to utilize de-extinction to fight climate change? Dr. Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History and Whole Earth Catalog's Stewart Brand debate.
Could Democrats & Republicans Come Together In a Financial Crisis?
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president Neel Kashkari argues in a time of crisis, Democrats and Republicans will come together to save the country.
We'll be back soon with our first debate of the summer, in partnership with the German Marshall Fund, as we head back to Brussels for the Brussels Forum. Stay tuned!