What are the DLS Debates?
DLS Debates were a new and exciting initiative introduced during our 2013 season to bring the Oxford Union and robust English style debating to Vero Beach. Debates like they used to have in our Congress and Senate — especially appealing to grown-ups who are curious and who want to understand competing perspectives on serious and difficult issues facing our leadership and our nation. They provide a kind of “intellectual ping-pong” about the issue which both challenge and engage the audience.
With our first debate held on April 15, 2013, these debates now occupy a unique position in Vero Beach's social and intellectual landscape and will continue to provide a forum for debate on the crucial issues of the day. Attendees vote either for or against the motion as they arrive, and then vote again after the debate so that any change in sentiment can be measured. There is an opportunity for audience members to ask questions from the floor, which adds to everyone's understanding of the issue, providing additional insight.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
MOTION: FEAR CHINA
Meet the Debaters
Mr. Gordon G. Chang, Forbes.com Contributor
CDR Paul Giarra, USN (Ret.), Global Strategies & Transformation
Amb. J. Stapleton Roy, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Mr. Fred Teng, Chief Executive Officer, NewsChina
Moderator: John Donvan, ABC News Correspondent / Moderator Intelligence Squared US Debates
Be Educated. Be Prepared.
China on the world stage is a complex subject, and DLS is committed to not only bringing you entertaining speakers and debaters, but also to help educate you on critical topics of today. To that end, so that you might become more educated on this subject, we offer the following web links which will pique your curiosity and stimulate your mind:
China-US Cooperation: Key to the Global Future (The Atlantic Council) September 17, 2013
US-CHINA 2022: Economic Relations in the Next Ten Years (China-United States Exchange Foundation) May 21, 2013
The Complicated History of U.S. Relations with China (The Heritage Foundation) October 11, 2012
In Defense of Empire (The Atlantic) March 19, 2014
The Guns of August in the East China Sea (Foreign Policy) March 17, 2014
The Vietnam Solution (The Atlantic) May 21, 2012
Interpreting the Chinese (Stratfor) February, 12, 2014
How We Would Fight China (The Atlantic) June 2005
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
MOTION: THE NATION NEEDS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Meet the Debaters
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare
Dr. Glenn Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System
Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and Forbes health-care columnist
Steven Brill, Author of the seminal article in TIME magazine, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us
Moderator: Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and PBS Health Care analyst