• Monday 4 February 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Should the West end its alliance with the Saudi regime? Or should we give its Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman a chance? Join the debate, hear the arguments and make up your mind.

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  • Wednesday 20 February 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Is China, with its unfair trade policies and shameless theft of intellectual property, an enemy that needs to be reined in? Or is it in the West’s best interests to view China as a strategic partner and aim for mutual respect and cooperation?

    China: Friend or Foe?
  • Monday 18 February 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Have the left’s policies of high immigration and multiculturalism caused the disaffection which has given rise to populism? Or is it the right, with its tabloid scare stories about foreigners eroding national identity?

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  • Thursday 30 May 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    One of the world’s greatest thinkers will show how both nations and individuals can survive upheaval in our troubled times.

    Jared Diamond On Crisis and Resilience in an Age of Change
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019, 9am

    Charlotte Street Hotel

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    A one-day course with Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, in which you will learn how to write and deliver eloquent, persuasive and memorable speeches.

    The Art of Speechwriting with Philip Collins
  • Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, described as ‘the most influential columnist in America’, brings his wisdom and insight to the geopolitical and economic upheavals facing the world today.

    Thomas Friedman On The World In 2019
  • Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    According to his critics, Mark Zuckerberg presides over a company which is undermining our basic freedoms. But should we give him the benefit of the doubt as he seeks to rebuild the world’s trust in Facebook?

    Mark Zuckerberg On Trial: Facebook is Damaging Society
  • Thursday 28 February 2019, 7pm

    Emmanuel Centre

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    Letters grant us a glimpse into fascinating lives, whether through the eyes of a genius, a monster or an ordinary person. Join us and discover the bravery, beauty and visceral immediacy in letters by by Michelangelo, Catherine the Great, Sarah Bernhardt, Nelson Mandela, Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing and Leonard Cohen.

    Letters That Changed The World
  • Thursday 7 March 2019, 9am

    Charlotte Street Hotel

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    Raising finance for growth is mission-critical for most entrepreneurial businesses. But it can feel like a daunting challenge, especially for female founders pitching in the male-dominated venture finance world. We're hosting a workshop for female entrepreneurs with the UK's top equity fundraising coach for businesswomen.

    Successful Equity Fundraising for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Wednesday 27 February 2019, 9am

    Charlotte Street Hotel

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    Whatever your experience level, our course, Mastering the Art of Public Speaking, in partnership with the UK's leading presentation coach Graham Davies, will massively improve your impact in every possible presentation scenario, whether it's in a board room, ballroom or broadcast studio.

    Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019, 9.30am

    Latymer Upper School

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    A two or three day debating workshop for students in Years 5-11 from Intelligence Squared and Debate Mate. In small groups students will craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in interactive lectures which expand their knowledge of topics such as human rights, criminal law, and the big political issues of the day.

    Debate Like A World Champion
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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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The West Should Cut Ties With Saudi Arabia

Monday 4 February 2019, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Should the West end its alliance with the Saudi regime? Or should we give its Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman a chance? Join the debate, hear the arguments and make up your mind.

More Information Buy Tickets
China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Is China, with its unfair trade policies and shameless theft of intellectual property, an enemy that needs to be reined in? Or is it in the West’s best interests to view China as a strategic partner and aim for mutual respect and cooperation?

More Information Buy Tickets
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Blame Liberals For The Rise Of Populism

Monday 18 February 2019, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

Have the left’s policies of high immigration and multiculturalism caused the disaffection which has given rise to populism? Or is it the right, with its tabloid scare stories about foreigners eroding national identity?

More Information Buy Tickets
Jared Diamond On Crisis and Resilience in an Age of Change

Jared Diamond On Crisis and Resilience in an Age of Change

Thursday 30 May 2019, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

One of the world’s greatest thinkers will show how both nations and individuals can survive upheaval in our troubled times.

More Information Buy Tickets
The Art of Speechwriting with Philip Collins

The Art of Speechwriting with Philip Collins

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 9am

Charlotte Street Hotel

A one-day course with Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, in which you will learn how to write and deliver eloquent, persuasive and memorable speeches.

More Information Buy Tickets
Thomas Friedman On The World In 2019

Thomas Friedman On The World In 2019

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 7pm

Emmanuel Centre

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, described as ‘the most influential columnist in America’, brings his wisdom and insight to the geopolitical and economic upheavals facing the world today.

More Information Buy Tickets

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