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Intelligence Squared / FIRE debate: College students should be allowed to take smart drugs


Intelligence Squared US and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) are embarking on a joint venture (that I am proud to have brokered), to present a series of high-profile debates on college campuses. Our first debate will be tomorrow at George Washington University.

Resolved: College students should be allowed to take smart drugs.

Arguing for the motion will be Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, professor, University of Pennsylvania and chair of neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital; and our own Nita Farahany, Volokh conspirator and professor of law and philosophy, Duke University.

Arguing against the motion will be Eric Racine, director, Neuroethics Research Unit, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal; and Nicole Vincent, associate professor of philosophy, law, and neuroscience, Georgia State University.

The debate will be at George Washington University, Monday, Nov. 2, 6:00-7:30 pm, and it will stream live on the Intelligence Squared web site, here.