Does Color Blindness Perpetuate Racism?

During Black History Month, we reflect on a debate that confronts America’s complex history with racial and social inequality. How can we ensure fair treatment for all in the workplace, on campuses, and in our…
With Jamelle Bouie, Coleman Hughes
August 11, 2023

Should NATO Admit Ukraine?

Currently, NATO has 31 member countries and there are four countries that have declared their desire to join the alliance, which includes Ukraine. Over the years, Ukraine has sought to move away from Russia's sphere…
With Garry Kasparov, Charles Kupchan
August 4, 2023

Is It Time to End Qualified Immunity for Cops?

How does one balance two important, though at times competing, public interests? In this case, it’s the need to hold public officials accountable versus the need to shield those officials from harassment and legal liability.…
With Anya Bidwell, John G. Malcolm
October 28, 2022

Agree to Disagree: Ukraine

As escalation ratchets higher between Russia and the west over Ukraine, Open to Debate examines a core question: Is a confrontation with Russia worth it? And what effects have sanctions really wrought? Kurt Volker, a…
With Emma Ashford, Kurt Volker
March 11, 2022

Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?

Zionism — the belief that the Jewish people have a right to statehood in Israel — has been debated for decades. But recently, the Trump administration has publicly championed the Zionist cause and defended the…

Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?

In the words of Blaise Pascal, mathematician and Catholic, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” Does religion breed intolerance, violence, and the promotion of…
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