Intelligence Squared U.S. Top thinkers debate today's most important issues

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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Rashid Khalid (left) and Stuart Eizenstat (right) participate in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on U.S.-Israeli relations moderated by John Donvan (center). The debate was held at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, argues for the motion "America Is To Blame For Mexico's Drug War" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Dec. 1. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer argues against the motion "Obama's Economic Policies Are Working Effectively." Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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ABC's John Donvan (center) moderates an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on the motion "America Cannot and Will Not Succeed in Afghanistan/Pakistan." Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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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." Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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