FORA.tv will present a free live stream of an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers whether the millennial generation stands a chance at success in the face of uncertainty. Arguing in favor of the motion are Binta Niambi Brown and W. Keith Campbell, against are David R. Burstein and Jessica Grose.
WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, “Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance.”
Millennials-growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession-have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired?
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9th at 6:45 pm EDT
WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Online viewers will also be able to vote along with the live audience members, sharing their opinion before the debate starts and at the conclusion once all arguments are heard. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.
In support of the motion:
Binta Niambi Brown
Lawyer, Startup Advisor & Human Rights Advocate
W. Keith Campbell
Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia & Co-Author, The Narcissism Epidemic
Against the motion:
David D. Burstein
Author, Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World & Founder, Generation18
Journalist & Author, Sad Desk Salad
The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.