Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other by examining essential questions in an accessible and broad-minded spirit. Zócalo seeks to create a welcoming intellectual space for all, at a time when our country’s public sphere and our global digital conversation have become ever more polarized and segregated. Zócalo pursues this mission by convening events and by publishing ideas journalism. We are committed to translating ideas to broad audiences and to engaging a new and diverse generation in the public square.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2003, Zócalo Public Square is an ASU Knowledge Enterprise Magazine of Ideas. We syndicate our journalism to 290 media outlets worldwide and have hosted more than 500 events in 25 cities in the U.S and beyond, including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Shanghai, Guadalajara, London, and Berlin. We are a non-profit organization that frequently partners with educational, cultural, and philanthropic institutions, as well as public agencies.