• Friday 6 July 2018, 7pm

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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    Join us on July 6th at Make the Future Lates, when Alexander Armstrong will be chairing an expert panel including Waze UK manager Finlay Clark, technology writer Jamie Bartlett and FT journalist Anjana Ahuja. Hear the arguments and make up your mind for yourself.

    The Rise of the Smart City: Urban Wonderland or Fool’s Paradise?
  • Thursday 21 June 2018, 7pm

    Barbican Hall

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    Intelligence Squared welcomes James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired by Donald Trump. In conversation with Emily Maitlis, Comey will reveal what really happened in those strange early months of the Trump presidency, as well as his long career in public service under four very different presidents.

    James Comey in Conversation with Emily Maitlis on Speaking Truth To Power
  • Monday 18 June 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Many of Israel's supporters, including Donald Trump, claim Jerusalem should be recognised as the country's capital city. After all, it has been the Jewish people's spiritual capital for millennia. But will recognising Jerusalem be the death blow for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?

    The World Should Recognise Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital
  • Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Should we allow trees, rare plants and wild animals to return to Britain’s uplands, which are barren except for grass and sheep? Or would this be a wanton destruction of traditional landscapes and farming communities? Four speakers who care passionately about the countryside debate how we should manage it.

    The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands
  • Monday 2 July 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Blockchain, the technology on which Bitcoin is based, has gone mainstream. Evangelists describe it as a thrilling and versatile foundation that will revolutionise everything from finance to governance. But is it really the radical new paradigm its adherents claim?

    Blockchain: Quantum leap forward or digital snake oil?
  • Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The prospect of a Corbyn-led government has some jumping for joy and others quaking in their boots. Intelligence Squared is bringing together some of Britain’s top political minds to debate whether Corbyn is potentially the saviour of Britain’s downtrodden or a fringe fanatic who is morally unfit to be Prime Minister.

    Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister
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The Rise of the Smart City: Urban Wonderland or Fool’s Paradise?

The Rise of the Smart City: Urban Wonderland or Fool’s Paradise?

Friday 6 July 2018, 7pm

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Join us on July 6th at Make the Future Lates, when Alexander Armstrong will be chairing an expert panel including Waze UK manager Finlay Clark, technology writer Jamie Bartlett and FT journalist Anjana Ahuja. Hear the arguments and make up your mind for yourself.

More Information Buy Tickets
James Comey in Conversation With Emily Maitlis on Speaking Truth to Power

James Comey on Speaking Truth To Power

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7pm

Barbican Hall

Intelligence Squared welcomes James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired by Donald Trump. In conversation with Emily Maitlis, Comey will reveal what really happened in those strange early months of the Trump presidency, as well as his long career in public service under four very different presidents.

More Information Sold Out
The World Should Recognise Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

The World Should Recognise Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Monday 18 June 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Many of Israel's supporters, including Donald Trump, claim Jerusalem should be recognised as the country's capital city. After all, it has been the Jewish people's spiritual capital for millennia. But will recognising Jerusalem be the death blow for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?

More Information Buy Tickets
The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands

The Battle for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Should we allow trees, rare plants and wild animals to return to Britain’s uplands, which are barren except for grass and sheep? Or would this be a wanton destruction of traditional landscapes and farming communities? Four speakers who care passionately about the countryside debate how we should manage it.

More Information Buy Tickets
Blockchain: Quantum leap forward or digital snake oil?

Blockchain: Quantum leap forward or digital snake oil?

Monday 2 July 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Blockchain, the technology on which Bitcoin is based, has gone mainstream. Evangelists describe it as a thrilling and versatile foundation that will revolutionise everything from finance to governance. But is it really the radical new paradigm its adherents claim?

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Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister

Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The prospect of a Corbyn-led government has some jumping for joy and others quaking in their boots. Intelligence Squared is bringing together some of Britain’s top political minds to debate whether Corbyn is potentially the saviour of Britain’s downtrodden or a fringe fanatic who is morally unfit to be Prime Minister.

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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