EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM TONIGHT: FORA.tv to Broadcast Free Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Online Tuesday, March 13: "China Does Capitalism Better Than America"

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Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with FORA.tv to present a free live stream of a lively debate that will compare and contrast the model of capitalism in China and the United States. Arguing in favor of the motion are Orville Schell and Peter Schiff, against Ian Bremmer and Minxin Pei. John Donvan of ABC News’ Nightline will moderate the debate.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast tonight’s Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), "China Does Capitalism Better Than America.” China seems to have emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. But can its brand of state-directed capitalism overcome rampant corruption and the threat of growing inequality, or will the American model of innovation and free markets prevail?

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and highlights and the full video will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:

Orville Schell, award-winning journalist and Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society

Peter Schiff, CEO and Chief Global Strategist for Euro Pacific Capital

Against the motion:

Ian Bremmer, Founder/President of Eurasia Group and author of The J Curve

Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and author of China’s Trapped Transition

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News’ “Nightline.” 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.

FORA.tv is the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events. With more than 10,000 free and fee-based videos and its iPad "Conference Channel" app, FORA.tv has the web's largest collection of programs that feature the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. 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 funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates live from New York City. Based on the highly successful debate program based in London, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented over 50 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. From global warming and the financial crisis, to Afghanistan/Pakistan and the death of mainstream media, Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Since its inception in 2006, the goals of The Intelligence Squared U.S. Foundation have been to provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis; to transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological; and to encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. Visit http://www.iq2us.org for more information.

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