The American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society invited you to join us on February 27, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Ames Court Room for a special installation of the critically acclaimed
IQ2 debate series, Intelligence Squared which can be heard on over 220 NPR stations across the nation. The series is based on the traditional Oxford-style debate format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply-framed motion. This IQ2 Debate, “Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good” is open to the HLS community. Space is limited, HLS ID required. Reserve tickets here.
Before the debate begins, the audience registers their pre-debate opinion using an electronic voting system. Alternating between panels, each debater gives a 7-minute opening statement. After this segment concludes, the moderator opens the floor for questions from the audience and inter-panel challenges. The debaters have one final opportunity to sway audience opinion through their 2-minute closing arguments. The audience delivers the final verdict by voting again whether they are for, against, or undecided on the proposition. The two sets of results are compared and the winner is determined by which team has swayed more audience members between the two votes.
Against the Resolution:
Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Theodore Shaw, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
For the Resolution:
Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, USD School of Law
Richard Sander, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
John Donvan, Author & Correspondent for ABC News
More information on this special event can be found here.
Email dos at law.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns.