Gennady Stolyarov II
Art Ramon Garcia, Jr.
On July 10, 2022, the U.S. Transhumanist Party presented a debate on how to best resolve the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The key question debated was “Should the United States and NATO support an immediate negotiated peace settlement in Ukraine (even if it means that Ukraine would need to concede territory to Russia and/or promise never to join NATO)?”
Nathan Boyd argued in favor of this proposition, while Maty Aksenton argued against it. Some of the debate addressed the existential risk arising from the conflict in Ukraine. The judges, Jason Geringer and Art Ramon Garcia, raised considerations that included the implications of a potential Republican majority in Congress in November 2022, as well as how the dynamic would change if Ukraine acquired nuclear weapons.
Nathan Boyd earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a 3.98 GPA and was Laboratory Coordinator/Manager for the Science Department at Birmingham Southern College for 11.5 years after getting his degree. He also holds Chemical Engineering, Math, and Pre-Med Associate’s Degrees.
Maty Aksenton is a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Multidisciplinary Studies from the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
As with all USTP Virtual Enlightenment Salons, the foremost goal is for this to be a learning experience that helps improve the participants’ and audience’s understanding of effective solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing humankind. Thus, this broader educational purpose was emphasized to a greater extent than winning.
For a more in-depth discussion of the existential-risk implications of the war in Ukraine, watch the Virtual Enlightenment Salon on “2022: The Year of the Great Filter” – the essay by USTP Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II.
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