Perspective is Power
Two Sides. One Stage. You Decide.
Two panelists argue for a debate style motion and two against. Past panelists include Christopher Hitchens, Samantha Power, Tony Blair, and Stephen Fry.
Short opening statements, followed by a civil and substantive moderated discussion, ending with short closing statements.
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Each debate begins with a vote by the audience on the motion. At the end of the debate, a second vote is held, and a winning side declared.
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Our Mission is to help the world rediscover the art of civil and substantive debate by convening the sharpest minds and brightest thinkers to weigh in on the big issues of the day.
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December 4, 2019
Be it resolved, the capitalist system is broken. It's time to try something different...
May 9, 2019
Be it resolved, China is a threat to the liberal international order...
Nov 2, 2018
The Rise of Populism
Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist not liberal...
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