Monday, April 25, 2011

Intelligence Squared

This week, VPR offers you the opportunity to listen to Intelligence Squared at These provocative debates are held monthly at New York University from June through May. Opposing panels of world re-known experts challenge your convictions on critical issues in an Oxford-style debate.

For this program, the motion on the table is "It's Time to Clip America's Global Wings". Arguing for the motion are Vermont State Senator and former foreign diplomat Peter Galbraith; and Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Arguing against it are Elliott Abrams, foreign policy adviser to Presidents Bush and Reagan; and Eliot Cohen, Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The moderator is ABC News correspondent John Donovan.

Just two decades ago there seemed to be no limits to American power. 9/11, the financial crisis, the rise of China, are all reminders of what a different world we live in today. What should America’s role be in the new world order? Are we guilty of overreach, or have we not been ambitious enough? This debate may challenge you to rethink your point of view.

Click here for VPR Presents: Intelligence Squared.

And here's the link to learn more about Intelligence Squared and listen to past debates. We'd love to know what you think of the program.

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