"It's the End of the World as we know it...
... and I feel fine?"
2011-12 Dinner at the Square Season
It’s the End of the World as We Know It?

Beginning with the September 11th attacks on America followed by the meltdown of our financial markets, we have experienced a decade of tumultuous change that has left us reeling. Could it be the end of the world as we’ve known it?


The level of anxiety in our public discourse has spiked in part because of these difficulties and out fundamental disagreement on how to solve problems. The Village Square concept, in part, came from our growing unease that the shocks we’ve endured have thrown us off course as a people. We’ll spend this season sorting through these fundamental changes in our lives and learning how to regain our balance. It won’t be the same without you with us.


Past event | Dinner at the Square | Fall 2011
Ten Years Time: 9/11, the Heart of America and the Shadow of the Middle East

It’s been a decade since we sustained the deep national loss of the attack on America on September 11, 2001. How have we understood the lessons of the tragedy, what have we done to prevent another one? What are the transcendent security questions that must be asked moving forward?

Past event | Dinner at the Square | Winter 2012
The Future of How (and what) We Know

Our information, along with other aspects of our lives, have gone tribal – and with real repercussions to our civic health. Devotion to factual accuracy is replaced by devotion to ideological cause and retractions are so… well, last season. We’re bringing the A-Team to this conversation.

Past event | Dinner at the Square | Spring 2012
Main Street and Wall Street
... and whatever happened to easy street?

Partisan politics has ruined our understanding of the economy along with everything else. Is the answer intervention by the government as the spender of last resort, to prime the economy? Or is it all the spending that’s damaging the economy, with the resulting taxation creating a burden for the businesses that would drive a recovery?