Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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.

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1
Agree to Disagree: Cyber War
with David Sanger, Michael Daniel, and Jen Ellis
50 min
2
We Should Expand the Supreme Court
with Tamara Brummer, Dahlia Lithwick, Carter Phillips, and Akhil Reed Amar
50 min
3
The United Nations is Obsolete
with Rajan Menon, Nile Gardiner, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou, and Angela Kane
50 min
4
Agree to Disagree: Should Congress spend trilli...
with Mark Zandi and Michael Strain
50 min
5
Can Employers and Schools Require Vaccines?
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
6
Agree to Disagree: Leaving Afghanistan
with Ahmed Rashid, Dan Markey, and Kori Schake
50 min
7
America's Guns
46 min
8
The New York Times Has Lost Its Way
with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Yascha Mounk, Frank Sesno, and Virginia Heffernan
50 min
9
It's Time to Redistribute the Wealth
with Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
10
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Can Employers a...
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
11
The State of Debate: An Intelligence Squared Ro...
with Clea Conner, Nick Gillespie, and Robert Litan
67 min
12
Changing Your Mind
with Ray Dalio
50 min
13
Bitcoin Is More Than a Bubble and Here to Stay
with Patrick Byrne, Tim Draper, Eric Posner, and Gillian Tett
52 min
14
Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
with Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
50 min
15
Taiwan is Indefensible
with Lyle J. Goldstein, Charlie Glaser, Elbridge Colby, and Elizabeth Larus
50 min
16
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Do We Need Vacc...
50 min
17
Legalize Psychedelics
with Rick Doblin, Bia Labate, Jeffrey Lieberman and Kevin Sabet
50 min
18
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Who Owns the Va...
with Brook Baker and Thomas Cueni
50 min
19
Forgive Student Debt
with Beth Akers, Nick Gillespie, Ashley Harrington, and Dalié Jiménez
50 min
20
Agree to Disagree: Kill the Filibuster
44 min
21
Agree to Disagree: Slavery Reparations
with Cornell William Brooks and Randall LeRoy Kennedy
50 min
22
The GOP Has Lost Its Way
With Carlos Curbelo, Ben Domenech, Jeff Flake and Kimberley Strassel
50 min
23
Agree to Disagree: Sex with Robots
with Joanna Bryson and Kate Devlin
50 min
24
Agree to Disagree: Are Identity Politics a Way ...
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorte
63 min
25
For the Last Four Years, America Got The Middle...
50 min
26
America is No Longer a Model for the World
57 min
27
Do Genes Affect Your Vote?
50 min
28
Intelligence Squared Year-Ender
51 min
29
Essential Workers or Elderly? Larry Brilliant o...
With Larry Brilliant
52 min
30
Agree to Disagree: Are Identity Politics a Way ...
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorter
63 min
31
#187 - Should We Stop Worrying About National D...
With Stephanie Kelton, James Galbraith, Todd Buccholz, and Otmar Issing
50 min
32
Agree to Disagree: Are Election Lawsuits Good F...
With Ian Bassin and Rebecca Roiphe
50 min
33
#186 - Is a U.S.-China Space Race Good for Huma...
With Bidushi Bhattacharya, Avi Loeb, Michio Kaku, and Raji Pillai
50 min
34
Election Special: A Historian and Futurist Deba...
With Amy Webb and Michael F. Holt
46 min
35
Discourse Disruptors: A Divided Nation – One Pe...
A conversation with Ian Bremmer
35 min
36
A Supreme Special Episode: Amy Coney Barrett &...
With Erwin Chemerinsky & Saikrishna Prakash
43 min
37
#185 - Is It Time to Redistribute the Wealth?
With Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
38
#184 - Unresolved: American Policing
With Paul Butler, Jason Johnson, Rafael Mangual, Sue Rahr, & Vikrant Reddy
50 min
39
#154 - Has Globalization Undermined the America...
With Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika
51 min
40
Newt Minow on the Presidential Debates
Discourse Disrupters with Newt Minow
50 min
41
Agree to Disagree: Should Washington Break Up B...
With Andrew McAfee and Zephyr Teachout
50 min
42
Agree to Disagree: Broadband for All?
With Gigi Sohn & Christopher Yoo
40 min
43
#183 - Is Nationalism a Force for Good?
With Colin Dueck, Prerna Singh, Andrew Keen, and Elif Shafak
50 min
44
#164 - Should Social Media Companies Honor the ...
With David French, Corynne McSherry, Nathaniel Persily, and Marietje Schaake
55 min
45
#182 - Will Coronavirus Reshape the World Order...
With Kurt M. Campbell, Kishore Mahbubani, Minxin Pei, and Susan Thornton
50 min
46
#181 - Has The Electoral College Outlived Its U...
With Jamelle Bouie, Kate Shaw, Tara Ross, and Bradley A. Smith
50 min
47
#180 - Was the Global Financial System Better P...
With Jason Furman and Gillian Tett
51 min
48
#179 - Is the Defense Production Act Being Und...
With Margaret O'Mara and Thomas Spoehr
50 min
49
How to Fight an Infodemic
With Angie Drobnic Holan and Kate Starbird
51 min
50
#178 - Does Maximum Pressure Against Iran Work?
With Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMaster, Martha Crenshaw, and Abbas Milani
51 min
51
#177 - Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
With Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
51 min
52
#176 - Is the Two-Party System Good for Democracy?
With Joanne Freeman, Yascha Mounk, Norman Ornstein, Lee Drutman, and Katherine Gehl
51 min
53
#175 - Is it Time to Expand Nuclear Power?
With Bill Nye, Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory Jaczko, and Arjun Makhijani
51 min
54
Ezra Klein on Why We're Polarized
49 min
55
Bonus Episode: Can Progressives Save Capitalism?
With Joseph Stiglitz and Katherine Mangu-Ward
42 min
56
#97 - Should We Legalize Assisted Suicide?
With Peter Singer, Andrew Solomon, Baroness Ilora Finlay, and Dr. Daniel Sulmasy
50 min
57
Bonus Episode: How Do We Make Our Debates Happen?
46 min
58
#174 - Is Capitalism a Blessing?
with John Mackey, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Bhaskar Sunkara, and Richard D. Wolff
51 min
59
#173 - Is Parenting Overrated?
With Robert Plomin, Nancy Segal, Paige Harden, and Ann Pleshette Murphy
51 min
60
#172 - Has Europe Declared War on American Tech...
With Roslyn Layton, Berin Szóka, Marietje Schaake, Ramesh Srinivisan
51 min
61
#115 - Is Affirmative Action in College Admissi...
With Roger Clegg, Deborah Archer, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
53 min
62
#171 - Should We Replace Private Insurance With...
With Dr. Adam Gaffney, Joseph Sanberg, Nick Gillespie, and Sally Pipes
51 min
63
#170 - Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle...
With Michael Doran, Marc Reuel Gerecht, Bernard Haykel, Brett McGurk, and Barbara Slavin
51 min
64
Bonus Episode: Are We In a New Authoritarian Era?
With Susan Glasser & Yascha Mounk
45 min
65
Chris Anderson on Ideas & Inspiration
50 min
66
#169 - Is U.S. Policy Toward China Productive?
With Michael Pillsbury, Kori Schake, Graham Allison, and Jake Sullivan
50 min
67
Simon Johnson on Science & the Economy
54 min
68
Allison Schrager on Risk and Reason In Everyday...
44 min
69
Nadine Strossen & Thane Rosenbaum on Hate Speec...
With Nadine Strossen and Thane Rosenbaum
57 min
70
#168 - Has the Transatlantic Relationship Been ...
With Federiga Bindi, Constanze Stelzenmüller, John Mearsheimer, and Carla Norrlof
50 min
71
Bonus Episode: How Europe Is Answering to "Amer...
32 min
72
#153 - Is Social Media Good for Democracy?
With Jeff Jarvis, Emily Parker, Franklin Foer, and Roger McNamee
49 min
73
#126 - Should the U.S. Give Undocumented Immigr...
With Angela Kelley, Steven Camarota, Marielena Hincapié, and Rich Lowry
52 min
74
#134 - Is Universal Basic Income the Safety Net...
With Charles Murray, Andrew Stern, Jared Bernstein, and Jason Furman
50 min
75
#167 - Should Scientists Dim the Sun?
With Clive Hamilton, Anjali Viswamohanan, David Keith, and Ted Parson
50 min
76
#166 - All Hail the Driverless Car?
With Amitai Bin-Nun, Chris Urmson, Meredith Broussard, and Ashley Nunes
50 min
77
#165 - Should the Republican Party Re-Nominate ...
With Jeff Flake, Bret Stephens, Kris Kobach, and Liz Peek
51 min
78
IQ2 Interview: Should You Love Your Enemies?
With Arthur Brooks
52 min
79
#164 - Can Constitutional Free Speech Principle...
With David French, Corynne McSherry, Nathaniel Persily, and Marietje Schaake
51 min
80
#163 - Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With...
With Ian Bremmer, Michèle Flournoy, Yasheng Huang, Parag Khanna, and Susan Thornton
50 min
81
Special Release: Can AI Change Your Mind?
51 min
82
#161 - Should We Bring Extinct Creatures Back T...
With Dr. Ross MacPhee, Stewart Brand, Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild, and Dr. George Church
51 min
83
#160 - Ten Years After the Global Financial Cri...
52 min
84
Season Preview: New Year, New Debates
3 min
85
#83 - Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?
51 min
86
#105 - Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?
With Nicholas Carr, Genevieve Bell, Andrew Keen, and David Weinberger
51 min
87
#159 - Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul?
With Noam Cohen, Leslie Berlin, Dipayan Ghosh, and Joshua McKenty
50 min
88
An IQ2US Thanksgiving Tradition
With former National Public Radio CEO, Ken Stern
40 min
89
#158 - Is Trump Bad for Comedy?
With P.J. O'Rourke, Kurt Andersen, Sara Schaefer, and Billy Kimball
50 min
90
#157 - Will Progressive Populism Save The Democ...
With Karine Jean-Pierre, Jonathan Cowan, Jeff Weaver, and Steven Rattner
50 min
91
#156 - Will Retail Alliances Fix the U.S. Healt...
With Dr. Rajaie Batniji, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, W. Gregg Slager, and Rosemarie Day
51 min
92
#155 - Unresolved: U.S. National Security
With Derek Chollet, John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen F. Cohen, Kori Schake, and Reuel Marc Gerecht
51 min
93
Join IQ2US Live in New York
Trump's America on the World Stage
4 min
94
#154 - Has Globalization Undermined the America...
With Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika
50 min
95
#153 - Is Social Media Good For Democracy?
With Jeff Jarvis, Franklin Foer, Emily Parker, and Roger McNamee
50 min
96
#152 - Trigger Warning: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?
With David L. Hudson Jr., Ashutosh Bhagwat, Suzanne Nossel, and Michael S. Roth
50 min
97
#151 - Will Automation Crash Democracy?
With Ian Bremmer, Andrew Keen, Yascha Mounk, and Alina Polyakova
52 min
98
#150 - Can Negotiations Denuclearize North Korea?
With Suki Kim, Suzanne DiMaggio, Sue Mi Terry, Bonnie Jenkins, and Mira Rapp-Hooper
51 min
99
#149 - Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble?
With Patrick Byrne, Eric Posner, Tim Draper, and Gillian Tett
52 min
100
#148 - Should Net Neutrality Be Saved?
With Mitchell Baker, Nick Gillespie, Tom Wheeler, and Michael Katz
51 min