Debate: The Soho Forum — The federal government should increase its efforts to reduce the harms caused by social media.

  •  February 17, 2022
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The federal government should increase its efforts to reduce the harms caused by social media.

Jonathan Haidt vs. Robby Soave

For the affirmative: 

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Dr. Haidt is the author of three books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006), The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012), and The Coddling of the American Mind (2018). He was named one of the “top global thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the “top world thinkers” by Prospect magazine.

For the negative: 

Robby Soave is a senior editor at Reason magazine, host of “Rising,” and author of the books “Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Facebook and the Future” and “Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.” He enjoys writing about culture, politics, education policy, criminal justice reform, television, and video games. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Detroit News. In 2016, Forbes named him to the “30 Under 30” list in the category of law and policy. He also serves on the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

About the Event:

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Meeting convenes: 6:30 PM
Reception: 8:00 PM

The Sheen Center

18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

ALL tickets must be reserved in advance.

Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein.

*PLEASE NOTE: Per NYC regulation, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination in order to attend.

Due to these unforeseen circumstances, we are planning to livestream this event for those who cannot attend. Livestream tickets are available and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance so that we can send out all the necessary details to join the event.