Ask Big Questions

We're Hiring a Communications Manager!

The Communications Manager is responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing external communications for Ask Big Questions, including, but not limited to: designing a wide range of print materials; planning, development, and execution of website and social media management; and program/project marketing. This is an excellent position for an emerging designer interested in honing a full range of communications and media skills and working with a growing, fun, creative team.

How Do We Free One Another?

This Passover, ask yourself some important Big Questions.

Ask Big Questions Receives Outstanding Program award from ACPA!

Ask Big Questions has been selected to receive the inaugural Outstanding Program award by the Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion & Meaning at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Ask Big Questions, an initiative of Hillel International, brings diverse college students together for conversations that help people better understand themselves and others. These conversations create community and inspire action.

Mid-Year Campus Highlights

As we look back on 2014, we're thrilled with its successes:

Ask Big Questions in the New York Times!

We are delighed to be featured in the newspaper of record! David Bornstein wrote an wonderful article on our work.  Here's an excerpt:


“If you start a student discussion with a hard question, like ‘How can we bring peace to the Middle East?,’” Feigelson says, “the two students who think they know the most are going to debate and protest, while everyone else watches and thinks they have nothing to contribute. It doesn’t build trust or capacity for solving problems. It creates an adversarial environment.”

Basic Training Fall Schedule 2014

Ask Big Questions is a methodology and a set of tools that can help your campus build community, develop habits and skills of listening, and foster learning that leverages diversity. Campuses have used Ask Big Questions in a wide variety of ways, from convening conversations in residence halls, to campus-wide campaigns around major speakers and events, to using Ask Big Questions conversations in service-learning. 

If you think Ask Big Questions could be valuable for you, we encourage you to attend Basic Training!

What is it?

Put down your phone and pick up a sign!

In order to recharge, we often first need to unplug!  With technology in beaming from our living rooms, beckoning at our desks, and buzzing in our pockets, unplugging today is a conscious decision.