• Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of America’s top foreign-policy experts, will argue for a more open, participatory world where governments and citizens come together to forge a new social contract. She will be joined by former foreign minister Jack Straw and Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of Nesta.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World
  • Thursday 25 May 2017, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Intelligence Squared is bringing together a star panel, including Armando Iannucci, the celebrated Oscar-nominated creator of satirical political comedies Veep and The Thick of It, former White House adviser Tim Wu and BuzzFeed's fake news expert Craig Silverman, to debate the implications of the post-truth world.

    Fake News: The Facts
  • Sunday 26 March 2017, 6.30pm

    BMUB, Berlin

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    Globalisation has created wealth across the world, lifting hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. But has too much of the wealth ended up in the hands of too few? How can globalisation be reconfigured to promote more equal, stable economies which do not overstretch environmental resources?

    Whose Prosperity?
  • Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    President Trump has ripped up the foreign policy playbook, promised a more constructive policy towards Russia and praised Putin as a ‘strong leader’ that he can cut a deal with. But is it in the West’s interests to bring Putin in from the cold? Or should we be on our guard against an ascendant, belligerent Russia?

    It's time to bring Russia in from the cold: Rapprochement is in the West's best interests
  • Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7pm

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    Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attacks? Join the debate on 22nd February 2017, and hear two of the UK’s leading commentators on terrorism, Douglas Murray and Simon Jenkins, along with renowned Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges.

    Don't give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity
  • Thursday 16 February 2017, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST NOW ONLINE

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    Sugar has recently replaced saturated fat as the nutritional enemy number one. But does this really tell the whole story? To unpack the conundrums about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared are bringing together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.

    The Bittersweet Truth about what we Eat
  • Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Is Trump the disrupter that America needs to restore it to greatness, or will he send the country to the dogs? Join us at this major debate on April 24th to mark Trump’s first 100 days in office and decide for yourself.

    Trump is making America great again
  • Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm

    VIDEO & PODCAST NOW ONLINE

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    Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.

    Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI
  • The Intelligence Squared Gift Card

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    Stuck for an idea for a present? Give your friends and loved ones the gift of intelligence with the Intelligence Squared gift card. Our gift card allows you to choose from a range of price levels, and tickets can be used in any combination for our events.

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  • Wednesday 5 April 2017, 9.15am

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    A 2-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. All Mentors are world-class experienced debaters and we will be inviting a seasoned Intelligence Squared speaker to each course to deliver a guest lecture and to pass on their top tips.

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  • Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm

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    As technology gallops ahead, how should we update our companies, governments and educational institutions? How can we retool ourselves for a rapidly changing jobs market? Join star New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on January 24th, and hear how we can all thrive in the age of acceleration.

    Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration
  • Thursday 18 May 2017, 4pm

    The Dorchester

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    Our team of experts at Debate Mate will help you to develop your speaking skills and craft a cogent argument. In small interactive group sessions, you’ll improve your powers to think quickly under pressure, and respond to challenges with resilience and poise.

    The Art of Speaking in Public
Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World

Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World

Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of America’s top foreign-policy experts, will argue for a more open, participatory world where governments and citizens come together to forge a new social contract. She will be joined by former foreign minister Jack Straw and Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of Nesta.

More Information Buy Tickets
Fake News: The Facts

Fake News: The Facts

Thursday 25 May 2017, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Intelligence Squared is bringing together a star panel, including Armando Iannucci, the celebrated Oscar-nominated creator of satirical political comedies Veep and The Thick of It, former White House adviser Tim Wu and BuzzFeed's fake news expert Craig Silverman, to debate the implications of the post-truth world.

More Information Buy Tickets
It's time to bring Russia in from the cold: Rapprochement is in the West's best interests

It's time to bring Russia in from the cold

Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

President Trump has ripped up the foreign policy playbook, promised a more constructive policy towards Russia and praised Putin as a ‘strong leader’ that he can cut a deal with. But is it in the West’s interests to bring Putin in from the cold? Or should we be on our guard against an ascendant, belligerent Russia?

More Information Buy Tickets
Trump is making America great again

Trump is making America great again

Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm

Emmanuel Centre

Is Trump the disrupter that America needs to restore it to greatness, or will he send the country to the dogs? Join us at this major debate on April 24th to mark Trump’s first 100 days in office and decide for yourself.

More Information Buy Tickets
Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI

Daniel Dennett on The Mind, Culture and Evolution

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm

VIDEO & PODCAST NOW ONLINE

Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.

More Information Sold Out
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The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak your Mind

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 9.15am

A 2-day debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. All Mentors are world-class experienced debaters and we will be inviting a seasoned Intelligence Squared speaker to each course to deliver a guest lecture and to pass on their top tips.

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About Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared is the world's premier forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Past speakers include: President Jimmy Carter, Richard Branson, Mary Beard, Sean Penn, Desmond Tutu, Patti Smith, Thomas Piketty, Stephen Fry, Eric Schmidt, Christopher Hitchens, Marina Abramovic, Germaine Greer and Rev. Jesse Jackson. READ MORE

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Monday 3 April 2017, 7pm
Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World More Information Buy Tickets
Wednesday 5 April 2017, 9.15am
The Art of Debate: Learning to Speak Your Mind (Easter Course) More Information Buy Tickets
Monday 24 April 2017, 6.45pm
Trump is making America great again More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 18 May 2017, 4pm
The Art of Speaking in Public More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 25 May 2017, 7pm
Fake News: The Facts More Information Buy Tickets
Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.45pm
It’s time to bring Russia in from the cold More Information Buy Tickets