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

Our events have captured the imagination of public audiences for more than a decade, welcoming
the biggest names in politics, journalism and the arts. Our celebrated list of speakers includes President Jimmy Carter, Stephen Fry, Patti Smith, Richard Dawkins, Sean Penn, Marina Abramovic, Werner Herzog, Terry Gilliam, Anne Marie Slaughter, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mary Beard, Yuval Noah Harari, Jonathan Franzen, 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 are available to download as episodes of our podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes and other services.

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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