Past Debates

Between 2008 and 2018 we held eleven debates on the following topics with the original speakers listed:

Is Growing Income Inequality a Threat to our Democracy?-David Madland and Michael Tanner (October 25, 2018)

Yes or No: Should Free Speech be Restricted on Campus- Jonanthan Rauch & David Shih(February 12, 2018)

Gun Control Policy: An Exploration of Legal, Moral, and Social Issues – Cassandra  Crifasi, Michael Huemer, and Sanford Levinson (September 14, 2017)

U.S. Immigration Policy: Are Our Borders Too Open or Too Closed – Ethan Lewis and Steve Camarota (October 20, 2016)

Does Federal Support For Higher Education Make College More or Less Affordable?  — Richard Vedder and Robert Archibald (March 20, 2012)

Fair Trade Coffee: How Fair is Fair?  –  Loraine Ronchi and Colleen Haight (October 20, 2011)

Vermont Yankee: Shut it Down or Keep it Running – Howard Shaffer and Arnie Gunderson (February 24, 2011)

Nuclear Power: Promise or Peril – Tyson Slocum and William Tucker (February 8, 2010)

Marijuana Legalization – Rosalie Pacula and Jeffrey Miron (November 3, 2010)

Single Payer or Consumer Driven Health Care – Arnold Kling and Robert Kuttner (April 23, 2009)

$787 Billion: Stimulus or Sedative – Jeffrey Miron and Justin Wolfers (October 5, 2009)

Buy Local or Buy Global – Bill McKibben and Russ Roberts (October 29, 2008)