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Moderator John Donvan addresses the four experts taking on the motion "Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses" in an Oxford-style debate May 3 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Seated are (from left) Kris Kobach, Tom Tancredo, Julian Castro and Tamar Jacoby. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Elliott Abrams and Eliot Cohen argued against the motion "It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on April 5. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Two teams of experts face off over clean energy at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on March 8 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. From left: Bill Ritter, Kassia Yanosek, moderator John Donvan, Robert Bryce and Steven Hayward. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Jonathan Cohn (left) and Paul Starr argued against the motion "Repeal Obamacare" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Jan. 11 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Moderator John Donvan addresses the team arguing against the motion "U.S. Airports Should Use Racial and Religious Profiling" in an Oxford-style debate on Nov. 22 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Seated are (from left) Hassan Abbas, Debra Burlingame and Michael Chertoff. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Matthew Hoh (left) and Nir Rosen participate in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about Afghanistan, moderated by John Donvan (standing), at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 10. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali (left) and Douglas Murray argue against the motion "Islam Is a Religion of Peace" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 6 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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The audience at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts voted 55 percent against the motion "Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants, Not Criminals" after the Sept. 14 debate. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Four experts argue over the motion "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" during an Oxford-style debate moderated by John Donvan (center), before an audience at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on June 8. Dennis Brack hide caption

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Rod Paige (center), former U.S. secretary of education, participates in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on the motion "Blame Teachers Unions For Our Failing Schools" on March 16 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. His team also included Terry Moe (left) and Larry Sand. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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