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.
Less than a decade old, the pioneering cryptocurrency Bitcoin is already worth billions. But some contend it could easily collapse -- vulnerable to hacks, wild volatility, or simply waning market enthusiasm. Is Bitcoin a bubble waiting to pop?
The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to end net neutrality regulations has fueled a national debate about the future of the internet. On Tuesday, April 17 - the week before the FCC's decision takes effect - the "fantastic" (New Yorker) debate series Intelligence Squared U.S.
Congratulations to Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Chief Operating Officer Clea Chang on her inclusion in Crain's New York Business's 2018 "40 Under 40" list. She was included alongside other honorees like Michael Barbaro (NY Times' "The Daily" host) and Amber Ruffin ('Late Night With Seth Meyers' writer).
Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) and next-generation national news network Newsy have launched a new weekly Sunday morning program called "Up for Debate" to feature enlightening perspectives and solutions for Newsy's millennial audience.
Does society still need religion, or do reason and philosophy make better guideposts for the 21st century? On Tuesday, March 27, with Easter just around the corner, the "fantastic" (New Yorker) Intelligence Squared U.S. follows recent debates about the economy, dating apps, and humanitarian intervention with a debate on the motion "The More We Evolve, The Less We Need Religion."
Is Trump making China great again? Can the U.S. and China strike a deal to contain North Korea? Intelligence Squared U.S. kicks off its fall season of debates on Wednesday, September 13 by examining urgent U.S.-China policy questions against the backdrop of breaking news and rising tensions. In an innovative new format, the event will be staged the same week as the United Nations General Assembly and will be divided into two sections.
Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) is co-sponsoring the First Democratic Mayoral Primary Election Debate, hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board and sponsored by NY1, on Wednesday, August 23 at Symphony Space. For the first time ever, the debate will incorporate the traditional Oxford debate format in a ten-minute segment called the "Intelligence Squared Round." During this round, candidates Sal Albanese and Bill de Blasio will debate "for" and "against" a stated motion not revealed in advance, using facts and reason to prove their arguments and disprove their opponent's.