Future Events

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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.