Open to Debate

America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate offers an antidote to the chaos. We bring multiple perspectives together for real, nonpartisan debates. Debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and driven by the facts. Open to Debate is on a mission to restore balance to the public square through expert moderation, good-faith arguments, and reasoned analysis. We examine the issues of the day with the world’s most influential thinkers spanning science, technology, politics, culture, and global affairs. It’s time to build a stronger, more united democracy with the civil exchange of ideas. Be open-minded. Be curious. Be ready to listen. Join us in being Open to Debate. (Formerly Intelligence Squared U.S.)

Education
Government
Politics
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Does Color Blindness Perpetuate Racism?
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Should NATO Admit Ukraine?
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Is Social Media Bad For Kids' Mental Health?
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Is the FDA Too Cautious?
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Should Prosecutors Pursue Minor Crimes?
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Will Millennials Be Left Behind?
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Should the Government Raise the Retirement Age?
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Should SCOTUS Focus on the Original Meaning of ...
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Should Congress Abolish the Debt Ceiling?
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Is Netanyahu's Government Heading in the Wrong ...
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Should Certain Books Be Banned in School?
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What Does It Mean to "Win" An Argument? Mehdi ...
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Is Carbon Capture Essential to Fighting Climate...
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Is Florida Eating New York's Lunch?
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Is the Banking System Safer Than It Was in 2008?
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Are Men Finished and Should We Help Them?
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Is The Democratic Party Too Far Left?
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Is America Too Obsessed With Race?
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Should the FTC Ban Non-compete Clauses?
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John Donvan In Conversation with David McRaney ...
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Should the U.S. Ban TikTok?
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Will ChatGPT Do More Harm Than Good?
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Has China's Power Peaked?
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Does the Sex Offender Registry Do More Harm Tha...
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Is Parenting Overrated?
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