Arena Civil Dialogues

2018/19 Season Schedule

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11: What makes a great America?
Who decides what makes America great? What are the alternate views of what makes a great America, at home and in a global sense? Can America still call itself a global leader?

Upcoming Dialogue Starters

Ayad Akhtar

Alejandra Y. Castillo

Becky Norton Dunlop

Amitai Etzioni

James Fallows

Caroline Fredrickson

Enlightening Conversations that Will Explore Social and Political Topics that Affect Us Today

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host additional community conversations as a part of the Arena Civil Dialogues series. The conversations seek to provide an opportunity for members of the Washington, D.C. community to engage in civil discourse about social and political issues, and will demonstrate—with the goal—that people of diverse viewpoints can have fruitful dialogues with one another. Each Arena Civil Dialogue will feature prominent Dialogue Starters, and will be moderated by Amitai Etzioni, a University Professor at The George Washington University and author. The conversations will be dedicated to discussion among participants about topics related to current events.

Molly Smith Study | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

There will be a reception before each discussion, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lower Lobby. Due to space limitations, registration is required but attendance is free and open to the public.

Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Past Civil Dialogues and Starters