Unresolved: The Iran Threat

Ray Takeyh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations   Barbara Slavin Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center   Michael Doran Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace…

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Unresolved: The Iran Threat

Ray Takeyh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations   Barbara Slavin Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center   Michael Doran Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace…

February 20, 2024

Newsletter: Esther Perel on Resolving Conflict in Relationships

Esther Perel Psychotherapist, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Host of the “Where Should We Begin?” Podcast   John Donvan Host and Moderator-in-Chief     This week: New episode: Esther Perel on how to disagree…

February 12, 2024

A Debate Dividing Republicans: Two Conservatives on One Big Spending Problem

ARGUING YES Oren Cass Executive Director of American Compass   ARGUING NO David McIntosh President of the Club for Growth   GUEST MODERATOR Nayeema Raza Journalist at New York Magazine and Vox     This…

February 05, 2024

Newsletter: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?

ARGUING YES Clive Hamilton Professor; Author of "Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering"   ARGUING YES Anjali Viswamohanan Director of Policy at the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change   ARGUING NO…

January 29, 2024

Newsletter: Is the American Dream in Decline?

ARGUING YES David Leonhardt Pulitzer Prize winner; Senior Writer for The New York Times and The Morning newsletter; Author of “Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream”   ARGUING NO Michael…

January 23, 2024

Newsletter: David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts on Conflict, War, and Debate

David Petraeus U.S. Army Retired General; Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Former CIA Director   Andrew Roberts Biographer, Historian, and Member of the U.K. Parliament   GUEST MODERATOR Xenia Wickett Geopolitical Strategist; Principal at…

January 17, 2024

A Message from the Moderator's Desk

Dear all fans, followers and frequenters of Open to Debate: It's that time of year where I like to say to all of you: "thanks and..." Thanks for listening and watching, for liking and sharing,…

January 09, 2024

Mock Trial Newsletter: Is Trump Guilty in the January 6th Case?

PROSECUTOR Lanny Davis Attorney and Former Presidential Advisor   DEFENSE ATTORNEY Sara Azari Criminal Defense Lawyer; Legal Analyst for NewsNation   CROSS EXAMINER Randall Eliason Former Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at…

January 08, 2024

Newsletter: David Brooks on the Art of Seeing and Hearing Others

David Brooks Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times; Author of "How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen"   John Donvan Host and Moderator-in-Chief     Here…

December 31, 2023

Newsletter: Will the Future Be Abundant?

ARGUING YES Peter Diamandis Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation   ARGUING NO Peter Zeihan Geopolitical Strategist   GUEST MODERATOR Xenia Wickett Geopolitical Strategist; Principal at Wickett Advisory; Trustee of Transparency International UK…

December 24, 2023

2023: An Exciting Year at Open to Debate

T’was the dusk of 2023. The speakers were nestled, all snug in their views; While visions of discourse in their minds did peruse; Intelligence Squared we bid adieu; To Open to Debate we greeted “How…

December 21, 2023

Newsletter: Should Congress Pass the Secure the Border Act?

ARGUING YES Jessica Vaughan Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies     ARGUING NO Kristie De Peña Senior Vice President for Policy and Director of Immigration Policy at Niskanen Center  …

December 18, 2023
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