Intelligence Squared Debates | Unresolved: U.S. National Security

For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction. And faith in international institutions is seemingly deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security?

Staged in Intelligence Squared’s “unresolved” format, five esteemed foreign policy thought leaders will argue for or against a number of motions revolving around some of America’s most pressing national security issues, including: Is it time to take a hard line on Iran? Is NATO no longer fit for purpose? And is the Russia threat overblown?

The Debaters

Derek Chollet

Executive Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States & Fmr. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense

Derek Chollet is a veteran of the Obama administration, where he served six years in senior positions at the White House, State Department, and the… Read More

Stephen F. Cohen

Professor of Russian Studies and Politics Emeritus, New York University & Princeton University

Stephen F. Cohen is among the most distinguished scholars of Russia in the United States and is internationally recognized for his academic works… Read More

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Fmr. CIA Case Officer

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Fmr. CIA Case Officer Reuel Marc Gerecht is a former case officer… Read More

John J. Mearsheimer

American Political Scientist & Professor, University of Chicago

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the University of Chicago and one of the nation’s… Read More

Kori Schake

Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Kori Schake is the deputy director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was previously a research fellow at the Hoover… Read More











When: Thu., September 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Where: Symphony Space
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For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction. And faith in international institutions is seemingly deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security?

Staged in Intelligence Squared’s “unresolved” format, five esteemed foreign policy thought leaders will argue for or against a number of motions revolving around some of America’s most pressing national security issues, including: Is it time to take a hard line on Iran? Is NATO no longer fit for purpose? And is the Russia threat overblown?

The Debaters

Derek Chollet

Executive Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States & Fmr. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense

Derek Chollet is a veteran of the Obama administration, where he served six years in senior positions at the White House, State Department, and the… Read More

Stephen F. Cohen

Professor of Russian Studies and Politics Emeritus, New York University & Princeton University

Stephen F. Cohen is among the most distinguished scholars of Russia in the United States and is internationally recognized for his academic works… Read More

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Fmr. CIA Case Officer

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Fmr. CIA Case Officer Reuel Marc Gerecht is a former case officer… Read More

John J. Mearsheimer

American Political Scientist & Professor, University of Chicago

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison distinguished service professor of political science at the University of Chicago and one of the nation’s… Read More

Kori Schake

Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Kori Schake is the deputy director-general of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was previously a research fellow at the Hoover… Read More

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