Intelligence Squared US: Outlook for Millennials: Do they stand a chance?

(Rochester, NY) – 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? Intelligence Squared US, airing Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, asks "Do millennials stand a chance?"

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. John Donvan moderates.

Illustration by Thomas James

 


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