Founded and moderated by reformed academic Nicola Spunt, AFTER SCHOOL is a salon-style speaker series that activates big-idea conversations and engaged cultural citizenship. Premised on the idea that people crave intellectual community beyond the staid walls of a classroom or the virtual walls of a computer screen, AFTER SCHOOL espouses a very basic principle: to make smart and exciting things happen in a welcoming space.  The series engages with a wide range of cultural issues and is increasingly becoming an incubator for the kind of thoughtful exchanges that can turn into actionable community change.