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Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S. Robert Rosenkranz is CEO of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $10 billion in assets, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. He is the Founder and Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S., a public policy debate program providing a forum for reasoned public discourse. The primary focus of The Rosenkranz Foundation, Intelligence Squared U.S. is held live in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, broadcast on over 220 NPR radio stations, and reaches millions through various digital media platforms. Previously, Mr. Rosenkranz was a tax lawyer with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on foreign policy issues and municipal finance. In 1969, he joined Oppenheimer & Company where he was a General Partner when he left to form Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm, in 1978. He serves on the board of directors for the Manhattan Institute and the Lincoln Center Film Society in New York and of Policy Exchange, the center-right policy think tank in London. In 2009, Yale University dedicated Rosenkranz Hall, which houses faculty, staff, classrooms and workspaces for the Political Science and International and Area Studies departments. He has served on the Yale University Council (2001-2013). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean's Council, and of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has two adult children, Nicholas and Stephanie, both Constitutional law scholars, and is married to Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965).
Host and Moderator The moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S. debates since 2008, John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem, and Amman. John is the coauthor of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism (Crown, 2016). In addition to premiering his first one-man show, “Lose the Kid,” in 2013 in Washington, D.C., John is a four-time Emmy Award winner and was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2010.
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Chief Operating Officer Clea leads operations, marketing, program distribution and digital initiatives for Intelligence Squared U.S. She has directed the production of more than 90 debates across multiple platforms, including public radio, television, podcasts and digital broadcasts. Previously, Clea led national marketing campaigns for renowned journalists, best-selling authors and public officials at Greater Talent Network. She also managed direct marketing campaigns for BMG/Columbia House among other direct-to-consumer brands, and launched public advocacy campaigns for The Center for Arts Education. She holds a B.A. from The New School with Dean’s Honors.
Vice President, Programming Lia Matthow is a writer and media consultant. She has served as a senior producer at CNN, MSNBC, and COURT TV and is the co-author of a book about Gen X working women titled Mid-Life Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed for a Generation (Rodale Press: March 2004). She holds a law degree from Georgetown University, has contributed to the National Law Journal and other national legal publications, and provided a law and technology column to MSNBC.com.
Senior Manager, Production and Events Amy Krafft previously contributed to donor cultivation and event planning for organizations in New York and Chicago, including the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Chicago History Museum. She holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York in Buffalo and an M.A. in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University.
Manager, Editorial Operations Shea O’Meara completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program prior to joining IQ2US, where she taught high school students with disabilities in the Bronx. She has also worked in foundation and nonprofit development and conducted political research. Shea holds a B.A. in Journalism from Ithaca College and an M.S. in Education from St. John’s University.
Marketing Coordinator Connor Curfman earned his B.A. from New York University, graduating Cum Laude with a major in music business. Before joining the IQ2US team, Connor coordinated experiential marketing campaigns for Production Glue, working on accounts that included Yahoo, Nike, and major television networks. Previously, he produced digital content for Wearables.com, The Orchard and Republic Records.
Research Associate Danielle recently earned her Master’s in International Relations from New York University and was a Managing Editor of the NYU Journal of Political Inquiry, a student-led publication on politics and foreign policy. Before joining IQ2US, she worked in the Graduate Tax Program at NYU Law, where she managed course and faculty websites, organized conferences and assisted with research. Previously, Danielle worked in a law firm in downtown Honolulu. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Assistant, Media and Operations Rebecca Stone is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, holding a B.A. in Anthropology and French. Rebecca spent two years studying Sociology and French abroad at the Université Paris Lumières. She has been active in a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Prospect Park Alliance, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, and World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF).
Radio Producer Taylor Quimby has been producing radio since 2010, and began editing the IQ2US broadcast in 2014. Currently, Taylor is Senior Producer of NHPR’s Word of Mouth, occasionally lending his voice to the program as a substitute host and contributor. His stories have also been featured on WBUR's Here & Now. He has a B.A. in Aesthetic Studies, an independent major combining elements from the English, Theater, and Philosophy departments, at Keene State College.
Chief Audio Engineer and On-Location Recordist Damon Whittemore has been with IQ2US since its inception in 2006. His work as an audio engineer spans the globe and includes recordings for grammy-winning musical artists, corporate giants Nike, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel, and work in renowned halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Damon owns his own studio in New York’s East Village (www.valvetone.com). Damon graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a B.S. in Audio Engineering and Computer Science and holds a Master's in Television, Radio and Film from Syracuse University.