Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) an Oxford-style debate series, is set to head to Washington, D.C. for its first ever debate outside of New York City.
On June 8, IQ2US will present a special live debate from Washington D.C.’s Newseum. With corporate underwriting support from Neustar, Inc., the debate will consider the motion, ‘The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated’.
“It’s the great strategic irony of the last twenty years, ” said Robert Rosenkranz, founder of Intelligence Squared U.S. “Our commitment to and mastery of digital technologies has in certain respects played into the hands of our enemies. Our cyber sophistication has made us vulnerable to those who look to exploit the Internet to plan for and attack America. Might we need to sacrifice openness to protect America? This and other critical questions will be considered during our debate in Washington.”
“It is heartening to see that the challenges and threats in the cyber security arena are now in everyday discussion and that a public debate can garner such wide interest, ” said Jeff Ganek, CEO of Neustar. “We are proud to sponsor Intelligence Squared U.S. in Washington, DC – and a debate on this topic in particular – because it offers a civil and smart forum to consider one of the most critical issues of our day.