John Donvan (center) moderates an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at New York University's Skirball Center on Sept. 21 in New York City. The motion for the debate was "Buy American/Hire American Policies Will Backfire."
September 30, 2009 "Buy American" provisions included in legislation such as President Obama's stimulus package have touched off a heated debate. A panel of experts argues whether they help or hurt the United States in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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May 20, 2009 The Obama administration is making an effort to reach out to Iran, but is it on a path to nowhere? Or is it that diplomacy with Iran has never really been given a chance to work? A panel of experts tackled those questions in a recent Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
April 29, 2009 It is an age-old question about what is often called the world's oldest profession. But is it morally and ethically wrong — and should it be legally wrong — to pay for sex? A panel of experts takes on the topic in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
March 25, 2009 Who should bear more of the blame for the financial collapse: Washington or Wall Street? A panel of six experts recently took on that question in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
February 11, 2009 Some say the art market is even riskier for potential investors than the stock market. A panel of experts takes on the topic in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
January 21, 2009 Addressing climate change on a global, governmental level is still a matter of heated debate. A panel of six experts recently took on the issue as part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
December 4, 2008 Former Bush adviser Karl Rove defends the president's legacy in an Oxford-style debate, part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series. Rove and Weekly Standard editor William Kristol face off on the topic against Slate editor Jacob Weisberg and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins.
November 26, 2008 As Internet search engine Google has exploded in popularity — adding new applications all the time — it also has sparked concerns about privacy, security and censorship online. A group of experts recently debated Google's merits and flaws in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
November 5, 2008 The Supreme Court's ruling this summer that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms has added fuel to the ongoing national debate about guns. A panel of six experts takes on the proposition "Guns Reduce Crime" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
October 15, 2008 Nearly everyone agrees that the surge — or some confluence of events — has improved security in Iraq. But is the United States actually winning? Four experts debated the topic during the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
September 24, 2008 As part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series, six experts debate the proposition "Universal health care should be the federal government's responsibility."
May 21, 2008 Organ transplantation is tragically out of reach for thousands of people on waiting lists. The situation has sparked debate about whether people should be paid to donate. Six experts recently took on the issue in the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series.
April 23, 2008 Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a debate has raged about the nature of the Muslim faith. A group of six experts tackles the question of whether the religion is dominated by extremists in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
March 19, 2008 The debate over whether harsh interrogation techniques are ever necessary has reverberated in the halls of Congress, at the White House and across the country. In the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series, six experts tackle the question.
February 20, 2008 Should the United States, with its enormous military might, act as a global sheriff, policing the worlds trouble spots? A panel of experts debates America's responsibilities abroad and at home in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
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