This evening, Intelligence Squared U.S. will celebrate a tremendous milestone: we will present our 100th debate. That includes about 465 debaters. We’ve presented debates in 7 cities, and on dozens of stages, totaling more than 10,000+ minutes of rigorous public discourse and reaching millions along the way. Thanks to our brilliant staff who made it all possible, and to our loyal community for watching, listening, and, most of all, for being open to debate.
Since I founded Intelligence Squared U.S. in 2006, the goals have been to provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis; to transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological; and to encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. We have accomplished so much, yet our work has only just begun. Here’s to the next 100!
The topic for tonight’s debate is apropos to such a momentous occasion:
DECLINISTS BE DAMNED: BET ON AMERICA
Don’t miss our centennial debate, live from New York City tonight at 6:45pm EST, streaming right here:
Chairman, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates