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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates Police Bias, Charter Schools, Walmart, “Give Trump a Chance,” and

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates Police Bias, Charter Schools, Walmart, "Give Trump a Chance," and More in Spring 2017 Season

 It has been a landmark year for Intelligence Squared U.S. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, the country's premiere debate series was featured in The New Yorker (the magazine called their debates "fantastic") and on CNN for their petition to "Fix America's Presidential Debates", which earned over 60,000 signatures. Their recent election series of debates earned them some of their biggest audiences to date via live events, public radio, podcast, and more. And this coming spring, they will hold debates on one of the broadest array of topics in their entire history.

As IQ2US enters its second decade, it will tackle hot-button issues from politics to policing, education to economics, technology to Trump. Spring debate topics include charter schools, racial bias in policing, the Universal Basic Income, video games, the U.S.-Saudi relationship, Walmart, privacy rights in the digital era, and, just after Inauguration Day, "Give Trump a Chance." See full lineup below.

Recorded before live audiences in New York, Washington DC, and San Francisco, the debates will stream live online, then air on public radio, the IQ2US podcast, and on-demand apps on AppleTV and Roku. Founded in 2006, the nonpartisan IQ2US is one of the top 25 most popular podcasts in iTunes with 130 debates to date.

See their spring lineup below, and go here for more info on individual debates:

Spring 2017 Intelligence Squared US Debates:

Jan. 11, NYC: "Policing is racially biased"

Feb. 1, DC: "Give Trump a Chance"

Feb. 8, NYC: "The U.S.-Saudi special relationship has outlived its usefulness"

Mar. 1, NYC: "Charter Schools are overrated"

Mar. 22, NYC: "The Universal Basic Income is the safety net of the future"

Apr. 6, NYC: "Long Live Walmart"

May 10, NYC: "Video Games will make us smarter"

June 6, San Fran: A debate from IQ2US's constitutional series


A non-partisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in 2006 to restore civility, reasoned analysis and constructive public discourse to today's often biased media landscape. The award-winning debate series reaches over 30 million American households through multi-platform distribution, including radio, television, live streaming, podcasts, interactive digital content, and on-demand apps on Roku and Apple TV. With 130 debates and counting, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to "think twice" on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

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