Debate: Are Voter I.D. Laws Unconstitutional?
May
2
6:15 PM18:15

Debate: Are Voter I.D. Laws Unconstitutional?

  • Room 912, Kimmel Center for University Life (map)
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Are voter identification laws a necessary precaution of the future? How big of a concern is voter fraud? Are voter I.D. laws a tactic of voter discrimination? Is there a clear answer in the Constitution or does it require interpretation? We will be joined by guest speaker Richard Pildes.Explore these questions and many more by joining The Review and Debates for an evening of thoughtful discourse. Dinner will be served!
 

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Panel: Surveillance, State Power, and National Security: Whistleblowers in the Information Age
Apr
18
8:30 PM20:30

Panel: Surveillance, State Power, and National Security: Whistleblowers in the Information Age

How does surveillance impact American civil society, particularly marginalized communities and activist organizations? Why are intelligence leaks important for journalistic work? What can the history of the U.S. intelligence community tell us about the present situation? Are we perhaps living in a 'national-security state?' 
 

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An Evening with John Sexton - The Case for Debate
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with John Sexton - The Case for Debate

  • Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center (map)
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President Emeritus John Sexton will join The Review and Debates to argue why engaging in and allowing for the free and open debate is crucial to today's society. He will discuss the value of expressing diverging viewpoints, the role of debate in political discourse, and restrictions on speech in order to achieve a more complete perspective on our complicated cultural climate. His speech will be followed by a moderated Q&A session as well as questions from the audience. Hors d'oeuvres will be served 6pm onwards! 

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Panel: What's Next for America Under Trump? With Mary Kissel and Patrick Egan.
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: What's Next for America Under Trump? With Mary Kissel and Patrick Egan.

The election is over, the pieces have fallen into place, and Donald Trump is the President-Elect. His campaign was marked by boastful promises, often controversial rhetoric, and a loud commitment to "Make America Great Again". What will these translate into across the next four years? What are the biggest challenges that the incoming Administration will face and tackle? What can Americans and the international community expect? With a wayward economic recovery, tough foreign policy and immigration challenges, visible social divisions, and the growing threat of climate change, what will America look like in 2020?

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Debate: Has the Affordable Care Act Failed?
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Debate: Has the Affordable Care Act Failed?

Where: Kimmel 912

The Affordable Care Act will go down in history either as President Obama's greatest legacy or his worst folly. As one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever enacted, its tumultous journey might define the Obama presidency. But has it succeeded in its mission to provide cheap healthcare to all Americans?

One of the major architects of the Act, Dr. Sherry Glied (Dean, NYU Wagner), and a former Obama Administration official, joined The Review and Debates to argue "Resolved that Obamacare has not failed". She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was supported by Deepak Warrier (Global Liberal Studies). The Opposition was led by Sofiya Andreyeva (College of Arts and Science) and supported by Ella Kuzmenko (College of Arts and Science).

The resolution was carried. 

 

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Debate: Should the United States End the 'War on Terror'?
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Debate: Should the United States End the 'War on Terror'?

Where: Kimmel Center, Room 803. 

James Traub, Senior Fellow at NYU's Center on International Cooperation and noted New York Times Magazine columnist, joined The Review and Debates to argue that the United States can and must conclude the War on Terror. He is a journalist and scholar specializing in international affairs, a contributing editor for Foreign Policy, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He teaches classes on foreign policy and terrorism at NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as a class on the political essay at NYU New York. His recent books include 'The Freedom Agenda', on American leadership in democracy promotion, and the widely-acclaimed biography, 'John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit'. He was supported by Thomas Resnick (Gallatin). The Opposition was led by Hamza bin Mazhar (Stern), and supported by Akash Lodh (College of Arts and Science).

The motion was carried. 

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Sep
20
6:15 PM18:15

Debate: Has the United Nations Failed?

September 20, 6:15-7:45 PM

Join us for a debate with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Political Science at NYU, who will be arguing that the United Nations has failed in its international mission. Professor Bueno de Mesquita is an expert in selective theory and has written widely on its implications for predicting future developments. 

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