The Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting attendees have a special opportunity to attend an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on the Motion: For a Better Future, Live in a Red State. This exciting Oxford style debate took place on Friday, October 18, during the morning general session of the 22nd Annual Meeting.
The Motion: For a Better Future, Live in a Red State
FOR THE MOTION
- Stephen Moore, editorial board member, Wall Street Journal
- Hugh Hewitt, radio host, Hugh Hewitt Show
AGAINST THE MOTION
- Gray Davis, former governor, California
- Michael Lind, co-founder, New America Foundation
- John Donvan, correspondent, ABC News and IQ2US moderator
While gridlock and division in Washington make it difficult for either party or ideology to set the policy agenda, single-party government prevails in three-quarters of the states. In 24 states Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, and in 14 states Democrats enjoy one-party control. Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out?
You can learn more about the IQ2US debate series in the Fall 2011 Philanthropy magazine
Many thanks to the Intelligence Squared U.S. Foundation for making this opportunity possible for Annual Meeting attendees!