The National Constitution Center Hosts The Award-Winning Live Debate Event Intelligence Squared U.S., Wednesday, March 5

The National Constitution Center hosts the NPR Intelligence Squared. (Photo courtesy National Constitution Center)

Hungry for food for thought? Reserve a spot at the National Constitution Center for a seriously scholarly event.

On Wednesday, March 5, the internationally syndicated debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. visits the “museum of We the People” for a one-night-only live show.

Called one of the “Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think” by Forbes, the acclaimed National Public Radio program is heard and watched by millions every week. In each program of Intelligence Squared U.S., a panel of experts take on a single topic in an Oxford-style debate — with one side proposing and the other side opposing a question.

Also an interactive experience, members of the live audience takes a vote on if they’re for or against the topic at hand. With voting both before and after the debate, the variance of the audience’s sway determines the winning team.

In Philadelphia, ABC News’ John Donvan will moderate a debate addressing the hot-button question of the scope of presidential constitutional authority when it comes to targeting U.S. citizens abroad.

Speaking on the subject, audiences will hear from scholars Alan Dershowitz and Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Hina Shamsi, and Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law’s Michael W. Lewis.

Admission to the program is $30 (free for 1787 Society members) and advance tickets are highly recommended. Reserve tickets online or by calling 215-409-6700.

Come with an open mind, and be prepared to think twice about the topic at hand.

Intelligence Squared U.S.
When: Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: $30
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