Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.

"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do Guns Reduce Crime? Nov. 19, 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.
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.
As part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series, six experts debate the proposition "Universal health care should be the federal government's responsibility."
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.
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.
Should the United States, with its enormous military might, act as a global sheriff, policing the world's trouble spots? A panel of experts debates America's responsibilities abroad and at home in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
A panel of experts debates whether performance-enhancing drugs should be allowed in competitive sports. It's the latest in the series Intelligence Squared U.S.
Aid meant to combat poverty in Africa has been complicated by corruption among political leaders, leading some to question if it hurts more than it helps. Six experts debate the topic in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
Last year, Michigan became the third state to ban the use of affirmative action in the public arena. Is it time to end it across the country? A panel of experts debates in the latest in the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.