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EXCLUSIVE INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Debate Live Wednesday, March 12: Russia is a Marginal Power

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers whether or not Russia is a marginal power. Arguing in favor of the motion are Ian Bremmer and Edward Lucas, against are Amb. Robert D. Blackwill and Peter Hitchens.

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, “Russia is a Marginal Power.”

Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producers and has the power of veto on the U.N. Security Council, but it remains an authoritarian state, rife with corruption and economic struggles. Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance?

WHEN: Wednesday, March 12th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a live chat and 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:
Ian Bremmer
Founder and President, Eurasia Group

Edward Lucas
Senior Editor, The Economist

Against the motion:
Amb. Robert D. Blackwill
Fmr. Deputy National Security Adviser under Pres. George W. Bush

Peter Hitchens
Columnist, Mail on Sunday & Fmr. Moscow Correspondent, Daily Express

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.

EXCLUSIVE INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Debate Live from Harvard Law School Thursday, February 27: Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm Than Good

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of the first Intelligence Squared U.S. debate presented in partnership with Harvard Law School that considers whether or not affirmative action is still needed in the higher education system. Arguing in favor of the motion are Gail Heriot and Richard Sander, against are Randall Kennedy and Theodore Shaw.

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, “Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm Than Good.”

Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action?

WHEN: Thursday, February 27th at 5:30 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a live chat and 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:
Gail Heriot
Professor of Law, USD School of Law & Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Richard Sander
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Against the motion:
Randall Kennedy
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Theodore Shaw
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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.

EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Free Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Online Wednesday, February 12: Snowden Was Justified

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of a lively Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers whether or not Edward Snowden was justified in his actions. Arguing in favor of the motion are Daniel Ellsberg and Ben Wizner, against are Andrew C. McCarthy and Ambassador R. James Woolsey.

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, “Snowden Was Justified.”

Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions-which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files-tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a live chat and 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:
Daniel Ellsberg
Fmr. U.S. Military Analyst & Pentagon Papers Whistleblower

Ben Wizner
Legal Adviser to Edward Snowden & Attorney, ACLU

Against the motion:
Andrew C. McCarthy
Fmr. Federal Prosecutor & Contributing Editor, National Review

Ambassador R. James Woolsey
Fmr. Director, CIA & Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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.

ABOUT FORA.TV
FORA.tv is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

ABOUT INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATES (IQ2US)
Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of the “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world’s top thinkers, including Steven Forbes, Neal Barnard, Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Arianna Huffington. With over 80 debates, 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.

EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast Free Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Online Wednesday, January 15: Obamacare is Now Beyond Rescue

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FORA.tv will present a free live stream of a lively Intelligence Squared U.S. debate that considers whether or not Obamacare is beyond rescue. Arguing in favor of the motion are Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Megan McArdle, against Jonathan Chait and Dr. Douglas Kamerow.

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, “Obamacare is Now Beyond Rescue.”

With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato’s inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a live chat and 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:
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Practicing Physician & Former Deputy Commissioner, FDA

Megan McArdle
Writer and Columnist, Bloomberg View

Against the motion:
Jonathan Chait
Political Commentator and Columnist, New York Magazine

Dr. Douglas Kamerow
Family Physician & Former Assistant Surgeon General

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.

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