Intelligence Squared Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates invites some of the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s important issues. Two teams of dynamic thought leaders engage in a battle of wit and persuasion to capture your vote. Recorded live in New York City, IQ2US debates are based on the traditional Oxford-style format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply-framed motion.

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Is the FDA Too Cautious?

56:40

Is the FDA keeping good drugs off of the market?


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The GOP: Seize the Center or Die?

56:39

Listen to experts debate the future of the GOP.

Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited?

56:39

Hear arguments for and against genetically engineered babies.

Should College Football Be Banned?

56:40

Listen to pundits debate whether to ban college football.

Does Science Refute God?

56:02

Hear experts debate whether science and religion can co-exist.

Should Drugs Be Legalized?

55:39

Hear experts debate whether it’s time to legalize drugs.

Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators?

56:11

Listen to arguments about the unsettling result of Arab democracy.