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Intelligence Squared debates is series of televised debates in which extremely intelligent people debate popular topics. The motto for the series of debates is "Think Twice," calling upon viewers to reexamine their beliefs about certain topics. Typically about ten to twelve of these debates occur each year between experts in the field. The debates are aired on both of television and radio. The list of debate panelists from the past includes Arianna Huffington, Karl Rove and David Brooks. The debates are done in the Oxford style which means that the debate is defined by one person making a sharp framed motion that is opposed by the other side. The winner is typically decided by an audience vote. This style features an opening statement, questions from the audience, and a final closing statement.