Intelligence Squared Debates | Unresolved: Face-Off with China

Against the backdrop of North Korea’s nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats?

In a wide-ranging evening of debate, General David Petraeus will join military historian Max Boot for a keynote conversation and broad look into the most pressing global challenges of the Trump era. Once the stage is set, four of the world’s most prominent foreign policy voices will zero in on the most important strategic relationship of the twenty-first century: the United States and China. Staged with our new “Unresolved” debate format, these debaters will argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance?  And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Korea’s nuclear program?

David Petraeus

Gen. David H. Petraeus

(U.S. Army, Ret.), Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Fmr. CIA Director

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus joined KKR in June 2013 and is chairman of the KKR Global Institute. Gen. Petraeus is involved in the KKR investment… Read More

Ian Bremmer

Founder and President, Eurasia Group

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought… Read More

Elizabeth Economy

Elizabeth Economy

Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published widely on both… Read More

Max Boot

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Max Boot is a military historian and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by… Read More

Noah Feldman

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Noah Feldman is the Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard University and senior fellow of the Society of Fellows. He is author several books including… Read More

David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh

Professor of International Affairs & Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University

David Shambaugh is a professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and director of the university’s China… Read More











When: Wed., Sep. 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Pl.
212-998-4941
Price: $40
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Against the backdrop of North Korea’s nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats?

In a wide-ranging evening of debate, General David Petraeus will join military historian Max Boot for a keynote conversation and broad look into the most pressing global challenges of the Trump era. Once the stage is set, four of the world’s most prominent foreign policy voices will zero in on the most important strategic relationship of the twenty-first century: the United States and China. Staged with our new “Unresolved” debate format, these debaters will argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance?  And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Korea’s nuclear program?

David Petraeus

Gen. David H. Petraeus

(U.S. Army, Ret.), Chairman, KKR Global Institute, Fmr. CIA Director

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus joined KKR in June 2013 and is chairman of the KKR Global Institute. Gen. Petraeus is involved in the KKR investment… Read More

Ian Bremmer

Founder and President, Eurasia Group

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought… Read More

Elizabeth Economy

Elizabeth Economy

Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published widely on both… Read More

Max Boot

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Max Boot is a military historian and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by… Read More

Noah Feldman

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Noah Feldman is the Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard University and senior fellow of the Society of Fellows. He is author several books including… Read More

David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh

Professor of International Affairs & Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University

David Shambaugh is a professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and director of the university’s China… Read More