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6:00pm

Sun September 29, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S.: The US Drone Program is Fatally Flawed

Airs Sunday, September 29 at 6 p.m. Remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, have been the centerpiece of America’s counter terrorism toolkit since the start of the Obama presidency, and the benefits have been clear. Their use has significantly weakened al Qaeda and the Taliban while keeping American troops out of harm’s way. But critics of drone strikes argue that the short-term gains do not outweigh the long-term consequences—among them, radicalization of a public outraged over civilian deaths. Is our drone program hurting, or helping, in the fight against terrorism?

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6:00pm

Sun May 26, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared US: China Does Capitalism Better than America

Airs Sunday, May 26 at 6 p.m.  For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. China's admirers point to its ability to mobilize state resources, quick decision-making and business-friendly environment as reasons for its economic ascendency. But can its brand of state-directed capitalism overcome rampant corruption and the threat of growing inequality, or will the American model of innovation and free markets prevail? The debaters include Orville Schell, Peter Schiff, Ian Bremmer, and Minxin Pei.

6:00pm

Sun May 12, 2013
Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care

Airs Sunday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The debaters are Dr. Art Kellermann, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, and Ken Connor. 

8:26am

Tue May 1, 2012
Local

Wiley College student returns to Africa to forge partnerships

Wiley College senior Chad Mossman of Houston is preparing for a three-week mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. He's developing an internship that will create more connections between non-governmental organizations in rural Kenya and Wiley, a historically black college in Marshall, Texas.

8:40am

Tue January 24, 2012
Arts

Wiley College debaters remake history

Wiley College debate captain Kary Chavis of Lake Charles, La., stands next to his coach, Chris Medina, and fellow debater Chad Mossman of Houston.
Wiley College

Wiley College will host University of Southern California in an exhibition debate, 77 years after the two teams sparred in a segregated America with Wiley pulling out a victory. 

The debate is Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at Wiley's Julius S. Scott Sr. Chapel.