Jennifer K. Thompson
Our purpose at Civil Squared is to get un-likeminded people talking again because that’s how, together, we’ll create the most effective solutions to the challenges our communities face. Today’s problems won’t be solved by silencing disagreement. Civil discourse is essential to building and maintaining a free and prosperous society. A truly free society requires not just free exchanges of goods and services, but a free exchange of ideas.
We envision a time when individuals engage with one another with empathy and intellectual curiosity. People won’t just yell at one another on social media or retreat to their own corners, but they’ll devise innovative solutions to the challenges in their communities as a result of vigorous, respectful, and creative conversations.
Our mission is to support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers.
We equip and inspire one civil conversation at a time.
We’re committed to learning and freedom and all the ways that civil conversation supports these two pillars.
Learning goes beyond formal education. Intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of lifelong learning are important components of individual flourishing.
Freedom is a key driver of progress. Societies cannot thrive unless people have the freedom to pursue their self-interest through the free exchange of goods, services, and ideas.
Podcasts: Serious, but informal conversations with nationally recognized scholars, experts, and authors on big questions that have real-world applications for our lives and communities. We release new episodes every other week and often highlight podcast topics in our weekly newsletters.
Newsletter and Blog: Balanced content on timely issues. Every week, we provide readers a simple, non-argumentative way to share information and begin conversations with friends, regardless of where they fall on the ideological spectrum.
Events: Online and in-person opportunities to engage in real-time discussion with experts and other community members. From reading groups and webinars to dinner roundtables, we want you to be a part of the conversation.
We invite you to learn more. Start today by subscribing to our weekly newsletter to see what we are all about. Already a subscriber? Then check out our latest and full library of podcasts.
Engage your curiosity. Increase your impact.
Civil Squared is reviving civil discourse in America
one conversation at a time.