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FORA.tv to Broadcast an Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live from Harvard Law School Thursday, February 27: "Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm Than Good

  (February 27, 2014)
FORA.tv to Broadcast an Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live from Harvard Law School Thursday, February 27: "Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm Than Good

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the worlds best conferences and events, will broadcast the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) Oxford-style debate, Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm Than Good.

Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action?

WHEN: Thursday, February 27th at 5:30 pm EST


WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. The debate will be interactive with a live chat and Twitter feed following the conversation around the event. Online viewers will also be able to vote along with the live audience members, sharing their opinion before the debate starts and at the conclusion once all arguments are heard. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:
Gail Heriot
Professor of Law, USD School of Law & Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Richard Sander
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Against the motion:
Randall Kennedy
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Theodore Shaw
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

ABOUT FORA.TV
FORA.tv is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

ABOUT INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. DEBATES (IQ2US)
Winner of the 2013 Silver Radio Award for Best Public Affairs Program and named one of the "Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think" by Forbes, Intelligence Squared U.S. was founded in New York City in 2006 by Robert Rosenkranz, and has grown into an internationally syndicated series heard and watched by millions. The debates have attracted some of the world's top thinkers, including Steven Forbes, Neal Barnard, Paul Krugman, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell, and Arianna Huffington. With over 80 debates, Intelligence Squared U.S. has encouraged the public to think twice on a wide range of provocative topics. Author and ABC News correspondent John Donvan has moderated IQ2US since 2008. The executive producer is Dana Wolfe.

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