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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Debate: Coleman Hughes and Jamelle Bouie on Col...
50 min
2
Unresolved: The Iran Threat
50 min
3
How to Resolve Conflict in Relationships: A Con...
50 min
4
Is the Republican Party’s Refusal to Raise Taxe...
50 min
5
Is Engineering Solar Radiation A Crazy Idea?
50 min
6
Is the American Dream in Decline?
50 min
7
David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts on Conflict, ...
50 min
8
Mock Trial: Is Trump Guilty in the January 6th ...
50 min
9
David Brooks on the Art of Seeing and Hearing O...
50 min
10
Will the Future Be Abundant?
50 min
11
Should Congress Pass the Secure the Border Act?
50 min
12
Will AI Kill the Future of the Creative Arts?
50 min
13
How Would A No Labels Presidential Candidate Ch...
50 min
14
A primer for discussing Israel and Gaza and our...
50 min
15
Do We Have Free Will?
50 min
16
Is Wokeness Killing Comedy?
50 min
17
Are DEI Mandates for University Faculties a Bad...
50 min
18
Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
50 min
19
Does Economic Growth Cost Too Much?
50 min
20
Should Artists Be Allowed to Borrow From Cultur...
50 min
21
Should Ukraine Get Russia's Frozen Assets?
50 min
22
Is Modi's India Heading in the Right Direction?
50 min
23
Does America Need A Third Party?
50 min
24
Is Legalizing Marijuana a Mistake?
50 min
25
Is Objectivity Essential to Journalism?
50 min