2021 Conference on Religion, Ethics & Science (CORES)
Respectful, informed, and productive dialogue on issues critical to the flourishing of humanity and the natural world is needed now more than ever.
Watch our previous events.
The school hosts a number of public events each academic year designed to engage the community, as well as ASU students, staff and faculty on the pressing issues of our time. Check out past events, like our conversation with Rabbi Sacks.
Welcome to a new kind of program. One that looks beyond time and borders to explore the fundamental questions of life, freedom, and governance. One that looks inward to the guiding principles of America’s founders and the leaders who have inspired us. One that combines classic works and altruistic statesmanship to develop a new kind of leader: trained in critical thought, humble about human imperfection, and ready for anything.
Spring 2021 Courses
The school combines philosophy, history, economics and political science to teach students how to examine great ideas and solve contemporary problems. Courses like "Great Ideas in Politics and Ethics," "Justice and Virtue," and "Hamilton and the Founders" prepare students for leadership in a diverse and changing world.
News from the school
January 7, 2021
Over winter break, a small group of Arizona State University students and two professors traveled to Prescott, Arizona, for a week of reading, discussing and performing Shakespeare.
December 3, 2020
As for the “aha moment” that helped Ivy realize what he wanted to major in, it came down to one thing: “(The faculty) believed in me. When I said I wanted to create change in this world they didn’t say ‘Well, how are you going to do that?’ they said ‘Alright. If you’re going to do it, let’s figure it out.'”
October 28, 2020
In advance of the election, faculty from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences shared their thoughts on the importance of exercising the right to vote, interesting facts about Election Day and personal anecdotes about their voting experiences.
Explore our video programming
The school hosts a number of public events each academic year designed to engage the community, as well as ASU students, staff and faculty on the pressing issues of our time. All of our public talks are free and open to the public. They are also available for viewing on our website and our YouTube channel.
Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty serves students and the public through research, education, and community outreach regarding the nation’s most pressing economic policy issues. Committed to communicating the role that economic liberty and free enterprise play in increasing opportunity and improving well-being, the Center seeks to advance understanding through independent thinking, scholarly debate, factual argument, and honest communication of research and policy findings.
Center for Political Thought and Leadership
The Center for Political Thought and Leadership develops leaders well-versed in the principles of liberal democracy. Its mission is to impart a deeper understanding of the meaning of political liberty and economic well-being to the academic and at-large community through undergraduate education, scholarly research, and public events. The Center adeptly provides a setting for national and international scholarship in political thought.