Monday 20 June 2016, 6.45pm | Emmanuel Centre
How should we assess Obama’s legacy, given that Guantanamo Bay is still open while American minds grow ever more closed? Join us on June 20th, hear the arguments and make up your own mind.
Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain
Star historians Michael Scott and Bettany Hughes discuss a new way looking of the past, which crosses boundaries of time and geography to give us a better understanding of who we are today.
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain
Is our benefits system an effective safety net for society's neediest, or has it become a poverty trap which encourages long-term dependency? Jess Phillips MP will face journalist James Bartholomew and social scientist Dr Adam Perkins over whether benefits perpetuate the misery they seek to relieve.
Monday 16 May 2016, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre
On May 16, a star panel including Stephanie Flanders, JP Morgan’s chief market strategist for Europe, and acclaimed US economic historian Deirdre McCloskey, comes to the Intelligence Squared stage for this major discussion on the future of the global economy.
Monday 18 July 2016, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society
Does time exist? Was our universe born from a Big Bang, or from a Big Bounce triggered by a former universe imploding? These are some of the questions that will be tackled by world-renowned physicists Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard when they come to the Intelligence Squared stage.
Tuesday 4 October 2016, 7pm | Central Hall Westminster
In his first major interview on his long-awaited memoir, Jeremy Paxman comes to the Intelligence Squared stage, where he will be joined by Today programme presenter John Humphrys. Come and watch Humphrys turn the tables, and have your chance to cross-question Paxman, the great cross-questioner of the age.
Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm | Central Hall Westminster
If you want to get to the bottom of the arguments before you make up your mind on the biggest political question of our times, join us us on May 23 for the Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate.
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A 2-part debating workshop for students in Year 5 to Year 13 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.