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Live On Stage
Thursday November 24 2022, 7pm GMT

Mehdi Hasan On How To Win Every Argument

Mehdi Hasan is one of the most formidable debaters and interviewers of our times, famous on both sides of the Atlantic for the hard-hitting exchanges he conducts with politicians on his MSNBC television show. And on November 24 he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage in London to reveal his tips and techniques of persuasion, which he sets out in his new book Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking.

As Hasan will point out, there is no escaping arguments. Whether on Twitter, in Parliament or at the dinner table, we all feel the very human urge to voice our disagreement. Arguing itself often gets a bad rap and is blamed for everything from political polarisation to marital breakdown. But as Hasan will contend, debate and argument are the very lifeblood of democracy. They are a means of establishing the truth, of opening our minds to new ideas and of working our way through problems. We just need to get better at them.

Taking us from Demosthenes to Churchill, from Cicero to Martin Luther King, Hasan will show the importance of the art of persuasion throughout history and explain how we can all master this vital skill.

Book Bundles (UK ONLY)

Book bundles include one ticket for the debate, plus a copy of Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking by Mehdi Hasan  with free UK P&P. Books will be posted within 1-2 weeks of the event finishing. Click here to purchase a book bundle.

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Event Name

Mehdi Hasan On How To Win Every Argument



Speakers for the motion
  • Mehdi Hasan

    Award-winning British-American journalist, broadcaster and author of Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking.


Location
  • Union Chapel
  • Compton Terrace
  • London
  • N1 2UN
Time
  • Thursday 24 November 2022
  • 7pm to 8:30pm GMT



Speakers

For the motion

Mehdi Hasan

Award-winning British-American journalist, broadcaster and author of Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking.


Wward-winning British-American journalist, broadcaster and author. Hasan is the host of The Mehdi Hasan Show, which airs on both MSNBC and NBC’s streaming channel Peacock. He has interviewed everyone from General Michael Flynn and Erik Prince, to Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to Russell Brand and John Legend. Hasan is a former columnist and podcaster at The Intercept, and his op-eds have also appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. In Britain he was formerly the political editor of The New Statesman.