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Robert Rosenkranz

Robert Rosenkranz Intelligence Squared

Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S. Robert Rosenkranz is CEO of Delphi Financial Group, an insurance company with some $10 billion in assets, and the founder of a group of investment and private equity partnerships. He is the Founder and Chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S., a public policy debate program providing a forum for reasoned public discourse. 

The primary focus of The Rosenkranz Foundation, Intelligence Squared U.S. is held live in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago, broadcast on over 220 NPR radio stations, and reaches millions through various digital media platforms.

Previously, Mr. Rosenkranz was a tax lawyer with the New York law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and an economist with The RAND Corporation, where he was engaged in research on foreign policy issues and municipal finance. In 1969, he joined Oppenheimer & Company where he was a General Partner when he left to form Rosenkranz & Company, a private equity firm, in 1978. He serves on the board of directors for the Manhattan Institute and the Lincoln Center Film Society in New York and of Policy Exchange, the center-right policy think tank in London. In 2009, Yale University dedicated Rosenkranz Hall, which houses faculty, staff, classrooms and workspaces for the Political Science and International and Area Studies departments. He has served on the Yale University Council (2001-2013).

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a member of the Yale School of Architecture Dean's Council, and of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has two adult children, Nicholas and Stephanie, both Constitutional law scholars, and is married to Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a graduate of Yale University (A.B. summa cum laude 1962) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965).