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3 September 2020

NEW YORK September 3, 2020 -- Bloomberg Media today announced a new interactive debate series titled “That’s Debatable,” to debut on Bloomberg Television Friday, October 9 at 7:00PM ET. Presented in partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S. and hosted by four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and Intelligence Squared’s longtime debate moderator John Donvan, the program will feature industry leaders, economists, policy makers and public intellectuals debating some of today’s most pressing issues. “That’s Debatable” is sponsored exclusively by IBM.

25 June 2020

Nonpartisan and nonprofit debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. is thrilled to have been honored by the Telly Awards for the second year in a row, winning awards in both the General Live Events and General Public Interest/Awareness categories for their debate "Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War with China." The debaters were Ian Bremmer, Michèle Flournoy, Yasheng Huang, Parag Khanna, and Susan Thornton.

4 December 2019

Intelligence Squared U.S. Board Chairman Robert Rosenkranz announced today the hire of Clea Conner Chang to be the veteran nonprofit debate organization's first-ever Chief Executive Officer, a newly created role.


10 October 2019

Recent polls show that two out of three Americans support capitalism. But 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.

25 September 2019

European regulators are taking on American technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google in a big way. Regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulators say, will give power back to tech consumers by protecting their data and will restore faith in tech companies. But not everyone agrees.

19 September 2019

What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we're raised? This debate, commonly recognized as "nature versus nurture," has long drawn disagreement. Some new genetic research suggests that the scale may be tipping toward biology - but not all trust that research. The answer could affect how parents should raise their children.

31 May 2018

Universities and students have come under attack in recent years for promoting the concept of "safe spaces." Proponents of the idea argue that safe spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing students of all backgrounds the opportunity to express themselves freely. But to their critics, safe spaces pose a dire threat to free speech.

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