About Intelligence Squared


Intelligence Squared is the world’s premier forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators.

Intelligence Squared Live

Founded in London in 2002, our events have captured the imagination of public audiences for a decade, selling out the UK capital’s most prestigious venues and hosting the biggest names in politics, journalism and the arts. Our celebrated list of speakers include: Stephen Fry, President Jimmy Carter, Patti Smith, Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson, Sean Penn, Germaine Greer, Werner Herzog, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Salman Rushdie, Eric Schmidt, Richard Branson, Professor Brian Cox, Nate Silver, Umberto Eco, Martin Amis and Grayson Perry.

Intelligence Squared Online

Online, intelligencesquared.com is a hub for all of our online content. Our events are posted free to watch on YouTube and, what is more, with our unique series of VERSUS debates, held in partnership with Google, we’re also leading the way with online debate itself.

Intelligence Squared Global

Today, our world-famous live debates and discussions are held in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Athens, Tel Aviv and Kiev. Our status as a truly global organisation is confirmed by regular broadcasts on BBC World News to an estimated audience of 70 million for each event. The USA debates are also broadcast on radio, carried by over 200 NPR stations and televised on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) nationally in the US and live-streamed on Fora.TV and UStream. The Australian debates are broadcast on ABC.

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