A lineup of REAL debates designed to inform voters on the most important election issues

The presidential candidates will hold three debates this fall, but will memorized talking points and personal attacks truly help voters make informed decisions about the complex issues facing the country? To inform and enlighten Americans into the ballot box and beyond, Intelligence Squared U.S. is presenting a fall season of election-themed debates. As America’s premiere nonpartisan debate series, IQ2US will tackle issues tied to this election in this special season. Topics include climate change, big pharma, undocumented immigrants, Obama’s foreign policy, gerrymandering, and who is to blame for Donald Trump.

Recorded before live audiences in New York and Washington DC, the debates will be streamed live online, then air on public radio, the IQ2US podcast, and, in a new addition, on-demand apps on AppleTV and Roku. Founded in 2006, IQ2US is one of the top 25 most popular podcasts in iTunes and this summer earned nationwide attention with their ongoing petition to “Fix America’s Presidential Debates”, which has garnered almost 60,000 signatures to date.

See their fall lineup below, and go here for more info on individual debates:http://intelligencesquaredus.org/buy-tickets

Fall 2016 Intelligence Squared US Debates:

Sep. 7: “Climate change: The EPA has gone overboard”

Sep. 13: “Blame the elites for the Trump phenomenon”

Oct. 13: “Blame big pharm for out-of-control health care costs”

Oct. 26: “Give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship”

Nov. 14: “Gerrymandering has destroyed the political center”

Nov. 29: “Obama’s foreign policy is a failure”

Dec. 7: “Call a convention to amend the constitution”


A non-partisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in 2006 to restore civility, reasoned analysis and constructive public discourse to today’s often biased media landscape. The award-winning debate series reaches over 30 million American households through multi-platform distribution, including radio, television, live streaming, podcasts, interactive digital content, and on-demand apps on Roku and Apple TV. With over 120 debates and counting, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to “think twice” on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

For more information on Intelligence Squared U.S., please contact Ray Padgett (raypadgett@shorefire.com) or Mark Satlof (msatlof@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media.

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