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Do Millennials Stand A Chance? On Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared U.S. brings Oxford-style debating to America -- one motion, one moderator, two informed and provocative panelists for the motion, and two against. John Donvan of ABC News -- Nightline is the official moderator of Intelligence Squared debates. The debate series takes on the hot-button issues of the day to inform, enlighten and entertain.

Join us Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

Motion: Millennials don’t stand a chance.
Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired?
Moderator: John Donvan
Speaking for the motion: Binta Niambi Brown, Lawyer, Startup Advisor & Human Rights Advocate; W. Keith Campbell, Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia & Co-Author, The Narcissism Epidemic
Speaking against the motion: David D. Burnstein, Author, Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World &Founder, Generation18; Jessica Grose, Journalist & Author, Sad Desk Salad

Morning Edition Host/Programming Associate, twills@wvpublic.org, @Teresanwills

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