The Common Good brings together top thought and opinion leaders from government, business, academia and culture for informed, spirited and civil dialogue around the urgent issues of the day.

We are dedicated to recreating the public square through reasonable discourse and a free exchange of ideas. This open dialogue helps to create the environment for good policy and the common ground to implement it.

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Elected Officials & Leaders

Political Operatives


Film Screenings

  • “Ahead of Time” – Humanitarian and Producer Ruth Gruber
  • “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” – Director Alison Klayman
  • “Best of Enemies” – Directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
  • “Budrus” – Director/Filmmaker Julia Bach and Filmmaker/Producer Ronit Avni
  • “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” – Director Alex Gibney
  • “Desert Flower” – Director Sherry Hormann
  • “Ethel” – Director Rory Kennedy and Activist Kerry Kennedy
  • “Gloria: In Her Own Words” – Activist Gloria Steinem
  • “Koch Brothers Exposed” – Filmmaker/Activist Robert Greenwald
  • “Life in A Day” – Director Kevin Macdonald
  • “Living for 32″ – Producer/Activist Maria Cuomo Cole
  • “Restrepo” – Filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Too Big to Fail” – Joe Nocera and Mortimer Zuckerman

Panel Topics

  • Advocates and Activists Series
  • Mid-term Election Series
  • Middle East Series
  • Economy Series
  • Environment
  • Great Expectations and the Changing Political Landscape Panel
  • Health Care
  • Iran and the Middle East Panel
  • Middle East Series
  • Mid-term Election Series
  • Religion in Politics
  • TCG Forum
  • US Policy in Afghanistan Panel
  • Wisconsin Workers Revolt Panel